Final Chance: Back Bay Condo Auction, Starting Bid Only $315,000

Posted by Michael DiMella on Fri, Nov 18, 2011

In case you missed our last blog posts about the upcoming online auction we are holding for a condo on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay, it's almost upon us.  This Sunday, November 20th is Auction Day. Read more on our new blog here.

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Tags: Condos, Back Bay, auction, charlesgate

Back Bay Condo Auction Online on November 20th

Posted by Michael DiMella on Tue, Nov 01, 2011

Here's an extraordinary opportunity for buyers in Boston.  We'll be conducting an online auction for a Back Bay condo on Marlborough Street on November 20.  Auctions have been used to sell residential condo developments previously, but what makes this different is the online format of the auction, similar to an EBay auction with special modifications for real estate, and the fact that it is for an individual non-bank owned property.

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Tags: Condos, Back Bay, auction

So You're Thinking of Buying a Home in Boston?

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Aug 09, 2011

You've never done this before, and it can be, well...kind of intimidating. I'm sure you've had your doubts, questions, concerns... it can be really quite overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be!!

You've been pondering this, discussing it with friends and family, but want more information on the market and what actually happens during your first home buying, but you're not quite sure where to get the answers? We at Charlesgate Realty Group can you help you!

We've been hosting a Boston Home Buyer Class for a few years now. It's free. And we discuss things such as:

     •    Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
    •    Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
    •    Working with an agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one
    •    What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy
    •    Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
    •    Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
    •    Top 10 online resources to aid your home search


It's very low key, we offer food and drinks before and afterward and it's a great way to learn about the Boston real estate market, ask questions that you may have regarding the process. In fact, our buyer agents stick around to answer any other questions you may have that we may not have hit upon during the class. The class is at 6pm on Tuesday September 20.

Click here to get more information and to register. We hope to see you there!

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Tags: Condos, charlesgate realty, Boston real estate, Boston condos, charlesgate realty group, Boston, Back Bay, downtown boston, South End, for sale, buying, foreclosures, housing market, attorneys, economy, the economy, buyers, financing, buyer tools, events, condo docs, buyers agent, property search, pricing, property tax, Financial District, beer

3rd Annual Toys For Tots Drive at Charlesgate Realty Group

Posted by Tara Peterson on Mon, Dec 06, 2010


Hey everyone!! It’s that time of the year again here at Charlesgate Realty Group! Drop off your toy donation at Charlesgate Realty Group and we will donate a toy for every rental or sale, or you can just come on by and drop off your toys. We're looking to beat last year's donation!! We donated over 50 toys last year! Every little bit helps!!

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Tags: charlesgate realty, Boston real estate, charlesgate realty group, Boston, Boston life, Back Bay, non-profit, things to do, charity, boston events, Holiday

Get to know Boston with 365 things to do!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, May 04, 2010

 

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Tags: charlesgate realty, charlesgate realty group, Boston, Back Bay, in the news, things to do, boston events, events, north end, comedy, food, things to do in boston, music, art, 365 things to do in Boston, facebook

First Time Boston Home Buyer Class to be held April 14th!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Apr 07, 2010

We're hosting another First Time Home Buyer class on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30pm. So, if you missed the last one because of the blasted rain, or just couldn't attend, here's another chance!  Info below or find out more and RSVP on this page.

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Tags: Boston condos, Back Bay, buyers, buyer tools, events

Top 10 Luxury Condos in Boston

Posted by Michael DiMella on Tue, Apr 06, 2010

Since the luxury market is back alive and kicking again this year so far, I thought it was only fitting to spotlight the top 10 Boston luxury condos available for sale now.  Here they are in order of price, from low to high, with a photo and quick blurb from the MLS listings.  If you want more information on any of these spectacular residences don't hesitate to contact me:

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Tags: Boston condos, Back Bay, luxury, brownstone, Waterfront, best places to live

Downtown Boston condo sales surge in the first quarter

Posted by Michael DiMella on Mon, Apr 05, 2010

Condo sales in Downtown Boston* for the first three months of the year are up 38% compared to last year.  Across the board, the number of units sold, average price, median price, and price per square foot are all up substantially over 2009:

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Tags: Boston real estate, Boston condos, Back Bay, Beacon Hill

New Report: The Boston Condo Market in Review 2000 to 2009

Posted by Michael DiMella on Thu, Feb 11, 2010

UPDATE (FEB 11, 2009): My 2000-2009 Boston condo market report is now complete.  Download it now!

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Tags: Boston real estate, Boston condos, Boston, Back Bay, housing market

Ten Most Expensive Boston Condos Sold in 2009 (with market stats)

Posted by Michael DiMella on Wed, Jan 27, 2010

2009 was a very interesting year in the Boston real estate market.  Prior to the release of my 2009 year end Boston condo market report, here's a quick peek at the past year compared to 2008 and 2007:

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Tags: Condos, Boston condos, selling, Boston, Back Bay, housing market, Beacon Hill, buyers