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Blog :: 04-2016

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If You Cant See it, You Cant Sell it

Homes with certain traits command higher prices and take less time to sell. We?re not talking about replacing vinyl siding with redwood siding; we?re talking about maintenance and beautifying tasks you?d like to live with anyway.

Among other things, the way your house looks from the street ? attractively landscaped and well maintained ? can add thousands to its value and cut the time it takes to sell. It is not about putting the house on the market, but rather marketing your house. What can you do to increase your selling appeal? Some spit and polish goes a long way, and so does a dose of color. Here are some points to help your home put its best face forward.


Attracting Millennial Agents and Customers

Millennials will soon become the largest group looking to buy and sell their homes, and are set to become the real estate industry?s most influential demographic. To keep your real estate business thriving over the next two decades, you will need to attract both Millennial customers and agents. Here are a few characteristics to keep in mind.


Westbrook proposes new hotel in Chinatown

Westbrook Partners has arrangements to construct a 17 story, 250 suite hotel in Chinatown, and will be filing its proposal to the city officials.

The hotel project would be 181 ft. high at 79 Essex St., a 8,095 sq. ft. corner space at the cross-section of Essex and Oxford boulevards that right now is home to a warehouse and office building.


Five Things You Need to Know Today

Good morning, Boston, and Happy Wednesday. Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day. Find out why one transgender lawyer is joining with Charlie Baker on women's issues.  Also, Amazon finally offers same-day delivery to Roxbury and more!



Important Things To See In Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is a prominent attraction for tourists visiting Boston. The Greek Revival architecture, Cobblestone Streets, Boston Commons and the Public Garden are all located within a walking distance and nobody wants to miss out on these attractions. But a complete tour of the Beacon Hill area could easily take up a whole day.

To avoid that, here’s a guide of all the major destinations you need to see and this is totally doable in two hours.

Six great propositions for Boston's Winthrop Square

Here are some proposals from 6 developers who are competing to redevelop the Winthrop Sq. area(a humungous garage in the Financial District).

Proposal No. 1: Accordia Partners: Proposed a 725-ft, 57-story tower spreading over 768,600 ft. The tower would incorporate 188 apartment units, a hotel with 280 rooms, a black box theatre with 175 seats, an observatory deck on the 56th floor, a restaurant on the 57th floor with stunning views of Boston, 5,300 sq. ft. of street level dining space and 2,638 sq. ft. of retail space with a underground parking structure. The proposed development would include 34,000 sq. ft. of community and civic space.


12 "Extras" That Add Value to Your Home

The first projects you think will ad value to your home are usually kitchen and bathroom remodels. Sometimes you just don?t have the time or money to do a complete overhaul, especially if you are planning on selling in the near future. If you don?t have a modern kitchen or master bathroom, don?t fret! Your home might already have some features than can increase your home?s price tag.

Boston needs these transportation projects to be completed soon

The people of Boston are genuinely grateful for the recent reopening of an amazingly renovated Government Center T station in the heart of downtown Boston. Well, it finally happened!

But what about the other transportation projects that have been in the planning stage for a prolonged period of time? There are 5 of those that the area could urgently utilize.

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