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11 Tips to Help Save for a Home

Saving for a new home, or your first home, is one of life’s biggest challenges and there are some great approaches to help you achieve your target amount faster. Saving for a house can take months, even a couple of years. While it can feel… Read More

When is the Right Time to Stop Looking and Start Buying?

There’s a moment when you’re in the market for a property that you must decide it’s time to stop looking and to start buying. Many folks find this part of their search the most confrontational. But it can be easily avoided by researching the availability… Read More

How First Time Buyers are Getting on the Property Ladder

The challenge of financial sacrifice to save for a home is not daunting to the current generation of first-time buyers. Spurred on by record-low interest rates, first home buyers represent a third of the buyers in the market, according to figures from the National Association… Read More

Home Decor Trends 2022

At the start of the pandemic, we saw a lot of home renovations and improvements for a plethora of reasons, the main ones being the initial stay-at-home orders and the switch to a work-from-home environment. These major lifestyle changes forced us all to realize how… Read More

New Year, New Metro Realty Home

Ringing in the new year usually means time spent with loved ones, reflecting on the past year, and setting yourself up for success in the year to come. As we enter 2022, our goals may all look different! Whether you are focused on improving a… Read More

Brookline Christmas Shopping List

With Christmas just a week away, we know that the holiday stress may start to kick in. When going on your last-minute shopping spree, you can never go wrong with supporting a local business here in our beautiful Brookline. Whether you are shopping for a… Read More

Boston Real Estate Market Insights | Holiday Edition

It’s hard not to sound like a broken record these days when discussing the status of the real estate market.  Low inventory, high demand, high prices, rising interest rates and now inflation!  Buyers and renters alike are hoping for any good news this holiday season… Read More

Metro Exclusives to Kickstart the New Year

With 2022 peaking around the corner, we want to help make sure you start the year off on the right foot!?The holiday season is upon us, which we understand can be a stressful time. This is why we absolutely love using the New year to… Read More

Cozy Brookline Coffee Shops

As the weather continues to get colder, we tend to lock ourselves indoors. This year, make it a goal to get out there and support some small businesses while still staying cozied up inside. Coffee shops don't only offer delicious drinks to help warm you… Read More

Boston Real Estate Market Insights | October 2021

The air is crisp, the hum of leaf blowers can be heard in every suburban neighborhood, snowblowers are being dragged out of storage, and talks of Nor'Easters dominate the local news – yes, fall is officially upon us. Fall is also when the brakes are typically… Read More

Metro Exclusives Ready For Holiday Hosting

The holidays are creeping around the corner, so let us help you get settled in a new, host-ready home! This week, we are highlighting a few special rentals available this November. Each home is made to entertain with large rooms, open floorplans, kitchens begging to… Read More

Dog-Friendly Boston Activities

One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at Metro Realty is whether or not a rental allows pets... most specifically, dogs. Luckily, we are here to help find you and your four-legged friends not only the perfect home, but a perfect activity… Read More

Luxury Rentals Available in Beautiful Back Bay

An extremely sought after neighborhood, Back Bay is home to many significant landmarks as well as some of the most highly desired real estate here in Boston! What once used to be single-family homes belonging to Boston’s most prominent residents, these Back Bay buildings have… Read More

10 Boston Musts this Fall Season

With October - and Halloween - just around the corner, we thought now would be the perfect time to list off our favorite Fall musts here in Boston! Fall in Boston means cooler temperatures, good food, apple picking, pumpkin caroling, and so much more. Whether… Read More

Newton Rentals Coming Soon

The "Garden City" of Newton is proudly recognized for its beautiful green surroundings and is a highly desired location due to its rich history, high quality of living, and cultural diversity. As an affluent and bustling suburban city approximately seven miles from downtown Boston, Newton… Read More

Boston Real Estate Market Insights | August 2021

The rental market has rebounded extremely well this summer and has in most cases reached 2019 levels of activity and pricing.  As can be seen in the datasheet below, Boston 1 bedroom apartments have reached 97% of the July 2019 prices and 98% of the August 2019… Read More

5 Unique Must Visits in Newton

Newton, known as the “Garden City” for its beautiful green surroundings, is a highly desired location with its rich history, high quality of living, and cultural diversity. As an affluent and bustling suburban city approximately seven miles from downtown Boston, Newton offers both urban sophistication… Read More

Fall Metro Exclusives You Don’t Want to Miss

It is only a matter of time before the weather gets colder, leaves start to turn orange, and we're all cozying it up in our homes with warm apple cider. Fall is the perfect time to relax, and here at Metro Realty, we want to… Read More

Boston Real Estate Market Insights | July 2021

The July rental market saw a return (somewhat) to a typical seasonal lull in activity as people put their home/apartment searches on hold in favor of heading to the beach. The seasonal slowdown has been much less drastic than pre-pandemic normal levels as people continue to… Read More

How to Sustainably Decorate your Home

Sustainability has become not only a growing consumer trend, but it has also become a core value for many businesses in recent years. We're all learning that small changes in our daily lives can make a huge difference in improving our environment - most of… Read More

Boston Real Estate Market Insights | June 2021

The Boston rental market has continued the steady rebound that began back in April. Most free rent concessions which were the norm just 4 short months ago have gone by the wayside and fees are approaching 50/50 paid by landlords and tenants for those listings that are priced at… Read More

Luxury Boston Rentals You Can’t Pass Up

Here at Metro Realty, we're dedicated to helping you find your dream home here in Boston. No matter what price range, aesthetic, or neighborhood - we've got you covered! Whether you are looking for the beautiful city views in Somerville or a quaint townhome-esque retreat… Read More