Renting an Apartment 101 – the first steps

My previous posts have helped you determine if you’re indeed a good rental candidate (or if you should buy instead) and have given you the lay of the land in terms of when to start looking and when apartments in Boston are generally available. Determining that you should rent and giving you a framework of when to start that search, …

A Boston agent’s Guide to move-in dates + when to start your search

Every city revolves around its biggest industries and Boston is no exception.  Our world-famous colleges drive our rental market and because classes resume around September 1st, 9/1 is the start date of approx. 75% of all leases in the city (regardless of whether you are a student or professional).  Of course, 9/1 isn’t the only day that apartments are available; other …

To Rent or buy in Boston?

The Good and Bad News There’s good news and bad news about the decision to rent or buy your home – the good news: its an easy decision when you’re in college and/or recently graduated (9.5 times/10, rent) – the bad news: as you get further from your early twenties, the decision to rent or buy gets more complicated. For …