Boston Apartments Blog

We’ve Moved – Blogging Operations

Read this full post on it's original site at We’ve Moved – Blogging Operations.If you haven’t noticed, we haven’t been blogging on Boston Apartments. We know it’s odd, because we usually have a LOT to contribute. We’ve just moved blogging sites! Get all the information and posts at our new blogging site right here! We’ve been posting a lot of great new information on Boston Apartments that are […]Read more great posts like this at Boston Apartments by Charlesgate...Read more

Why You Should Contract A Realtor For Your Next Move

Read this full post on it's original site at Why You Should Contract A Realtor For Your Next Move.One of our agents, Ian Phipps, contributed to the blog this week. Find out what he has to say on why hiring a realtor for you next move could be the best thing for you during your Boston Apartment Search. Before answering this, we should first distinguish between a Realtor and a Real Estate Agent.  […]Read more great posts like this at Boston Apartments by Charlesgate...Read more

Off Campus Housing in Boston

Read this full post on it's original site at Off Campus Housing in Boston.It’s that time of the year again. That time of the year where you’re trying to make-up your mind on whether or not you should stay on campus or try your hand living off of campus. It’s always a tough decision, and when you finally do make that decision there comes the process and time […]Read more great posts like this at Boston Apartments by Charlesgate...Read more

So Your Place Is Being Shown? Steps To Prepare.

Read this full post on it's original site at So Your Place Is Being Shown? Steps To Prepare..[This is a post by one of our agents Ian Phipps. Ian can be reached at iphipps@charlesgaterealty.com.] So your apartment is being shown?? There are a few things you should know.  While all real estate agents are licensed, some are better than others; none are perfect.  An agent ought to watch their customer/clients during the […]Read more great posts like this at Boston Apartments by...Read more

Boston’s New Parking Card

Read this full post on it's original site at Boston’s New Parking Card.Have you heard? That there will now be a new parking card for Boston parking meters? Of course it’s starting out as a trial… HOWEVER, no more scrounging around for long lost coins under the car seats. “Mayor Thomas M. Menino will introduce a parking debit card today to give drivers another option at 7,200 […]Read more great posts like this at Boston Apartments by Charlesgate...Read more

Help! Meredith Kiep answers, “What are my responsibilities as the seller?”

Sellers often want to know what exactly is their role in the process in selling their home. Where your listing agent should be taking care of the marketing, showings, open houses, etc. There are some responsibilities the seller themselves should take on. First of all the seller should be maintaining the property and its appearance....Read more

I’ve Heard of the Seller Being Emotionally Attached to the House? But the Agent?

I lived in this house growing up. Although this doesn’t give the house any intrinsic value I promise you will be getting a happy house with happy memories! Winthrop is a seaside community located just North of Boston with a small town feel, close proximity to Boston both by car and public transportation. We have...Read more

Help! Meredith Kiep Answers, “How much should I offer?”

We are out in the field every day, showing properties to our buyers and helping them make one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Buying a home can be a fun and exciting process, but also bring about a lot of questions for those who have not gone through the process before! We have...Read more

Meet Our Newest Agent, Amy Blanco Streeter

Welcome to the Charlesgate family, Amy! About Amy: Although she was born and raised in Miami, Florida, her years studying at Northeastern University made Amy fall in love with the city of Boston. Eighteen years later, with degrees in Public Relations and Marketing, Amy has built her career and her family on all this area...Read more

A Trio of Tips to Protect Your Dream Home

{This is a guest post.} You worked hard for years, saving up money for a down payment. You looked at countless houses and neighborhoods and spent hours researching the best schools and cities. And now, it’s official — you have just signed the closing papers and have the keys to your new dream home. It...Read more