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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

Boston Real Estate Market Insights | May 2021

The sales market is still flying high in most areas with bidding wars becoming commonplace once again. Appreciation has been strong everywhere and many markets have seen gains in excess of 20% YoY. Half of the homes for sale last month sold above the asking price… Read More

June Metro Exclusive Rentals in Boston

Warmer weather means walks in the park, sun-filled living rooms, and outdoor porch time. The team here at Metro Realty wants you to enjoy your summer, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These beautiful apartments feature large windows, high ceilings, and convenient locations to parks, shops,… Read More

10 Places To Check Out In Brookline

You may or may not have heard that we have a new exclusive listing on the market – a multi-unit apartment building with newly renovated 1-bedroom and studio apartments. Now you can enjoy boutique-style living in Brookline with upgraded amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center… Read More

Metro Exclusive Rentals You Don’t Want to Miss

Spring has sprung, summer is right around the corner, and there couldn't be a more perfect time of year to get into your new home. At Metro Realty, we know the Boston housing market best – that's why Boston has trusted us with their search for… Read More

Millennial Home Buying Insights | Boston Edition

Although the climate of the COVID-19 pandemic caused some millennials to put their home buying plans on hold, many members of this generation are embracing the unknown and taking full advantage of record-low mortgage rates to buy a house – and these numbers are only growing as… Read More

New Spring Rentals You Don’t Want to Miss

At Metro Realty, we're dedicated to helping you find the perfect place to call home in Boston. Whatever you may be looking for, there's a place for you–– from gorgeous rooftop views in the Fenway neighborhood, to charming nooks in Brighton and beachfront views in… Read More

Boston’s 2020 Housing Market Trends & 2021 Forecast

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people's decision-making across all areas of their lives–– and housing choices particularly have been no exception. 2020 began with uncertainty both economically and for our general safety and wellbeing, and thus many were hesitant to invest or make moves in… Read More

New Luxury Listings You’ll Love

We've got some new luxury listings we think you'll love. Looking for something else? Click HERE to search for your perfect apartment. Pleasant Street, Brookline MA Be the first to live in this recently gut renovated, ultra-modern garden level 2 bedroom/2 bath with attention to… Read More

New January Listings You Don’t Want to Miss

You wouldn't usually think that purchasing a home in January could be a good idea - but it can be a perfect time. There are so many great homes on the market right now that we don't want you to miss out on if you've… Read More

New December Listings You Don’t Want to Miss

Boston is home to so many incredible homes, apartments and condos all throughout the city. We are so impressed by all that is available to be made your future home! It can be hard to know which part of Boston is right for you -… Read More

New November Listings You Don’t Want to Miss

New November Listings You Don’t Want to Miss

We're continuously impressed by the beautiful homes and apartments in and around Boston, and these new listings are no exception. Boston is a city made up of many cities – we all know that. But choosing the right part of Boston is no easy feat, there… Read More

Racial Wealth Inequality in the Boston MSA

Racial Wealth Inequality in the Boston MSA

Homeownership serves as the primary asset in which most Americans build and store their wealth. The federal tax code also incentivizes homeownership by providing tax savings associated with mortgage interest deductions. Furthermore, there are other positive attributes that owning a home, particularly in a certain… Read More

7 Biggest Mistakes Home Buyers Make

7 Biggest Mistakes Home Buyers Make

It’s easy to fall in love with your dream house (and the idea of finally buying one) - and we all know that when you’re as enamored as you are pressured to take a big leap, your judgment could be obscured. The stakes are high… Read More

4 Quick Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Looking to boost the value of your home before you sell? We've got you. Here are some simple, inexpensive ways of increasing your home's curb appeal and value when selling your home. Our own Adam Umina takes us through a few quick ways to give your home… Read More