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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

What It’s Like to Work With The Metro Realty Team

There's a reason we've been a leader in Boston real estate for over 35 years. But don't just let our history do the talking - our clients are the reason we continue to thrive in the Boston market, so we're letting them speak to their… Read More

2020 Home Interior Trends

2020 Home Interior Trends

You scored your dream home–– now it’s time to infuse some style into your space. In 2020, there’s no denying the maximalist trend is continuing to grow. Urban dwellers are moving away from the dense apartment boxes they’re used to, toward creating more expressive &… Read More

10 Facts About Boston’s Housing Market You Probably Didn’t Know

The Boston Foundation put together a housing report card that addresses supply, demand, and the challenge of local control. These reports generate tremendous interest on the part of housing advocates, economists, policy makers—and the community in general—because they not only present and analyze an enormous… Read More

Navigating the Real Estate Market In Uncertain Times

Navigating the Real Estate Market In Uncertain Times

Tumultuous times can often bring about positive change in life - and therefore, a downturn in our economy due to our current climate may be the best opportunity you’ll ever have to get your foot in the front door of your new home. Whether you’re… Read More

We stand with you.

Justice is finally starting to be served, but there is so much more work to do. As we move forward together, Metro will share what we learn to help keep this dialogue alive in general and in our community. Please, act and learn with us. Act… Read More

Home DIY: 5 accounts to follow on Instagram right now

There are a lot of great accounts out there – from real estate to fashion to technology, you can pretty much find anything you’re looking for in a couple of seconds. Something we’re regularly looking for are home DIY tips, so we put together a list… Read More

Mortgage loan resources: A complete list

In our last post, we discussed the different types of plans and options for mortgage loan borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic. Let’s run through those real quickly – Mortgage Modification Getting a mortgage loan modification could mean extending the length of your term, lowering your… Read More