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Resources for Boston-area renters amid coronavirus
Where can I go for coronavirus-related housing help? Where can I find affordable housing? Answers to these and other questions here.
Boston-area renters and coronavirus: What to know
Can I still move May 1? Will I be evicted? What if my rent goes up? Can my rent go up? Answers to these and other questions as the pandemic upends the region’s real estate.
Big reveal: The rent on this JP studio offering two months free
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Everything about renting in the Boston area amid coronavirus
Here’s regularly updated news and information for tenants as the pandemic upends an already infamously difficult rental market.
Boston-area evictions amid coronavirus: What to know
It’s unlikely there will be many evictions during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean tenants are off the hook. Here’s the latest as of mid-April.
How many Bostonians struggled with housing costs for April?
Hard to say. But a new analysis estimates that nearly 1 in 4 tenant and owner households regionally had trouble making the rent or the mortgage, likely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
How to search for a Boston-area apartment
These 12 sites provide prospective tenants with ways to filter one of the most competitive and expensive rental markets in the United States. Each has its pros and cons.
What $2,600 rents around Boston now
Uncover what the sum commands in East Boston, the South End, Jamaica Plain, and elsewhere.
What’s the rent on this JP studio offering two months free?
There’s no broker fee either, and the place comes with access to a fitness center and a roof deck.
Rents throughout the Boston region remain high: report
Just when so many tenants and prospective tenants could use a break, the numbers hold steady into April.
What $1,850 rents around Boston now
Find out what the monthly sum can command in Back Bay, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, and elsewhere.
What $2,100 rents around Boston now
Discover what the monthly sum commands in Dorchester, the South End, the North End, and elsewhere.
Rising rent burdens and the Boston area amid coronavirus
Unemployment and income loss will cause more households to spend more of their income on rent, new figures show—and higher earners might feel it the most.
What $1,750 rents around Boston now
Discover what the sum commands in Roslindale, Hyde Park, South Boston, the South End, and elsewhere.
Boston rents steady heading into April despite coronavirus
It’s too early to gauge the pandemic’s effects, if any, on what’s still one the priciest U.S. cities for leasing an apartment.
What $2,750 a month rents around Boston now
Discover what the sum commands in neighborhoods such as South Boston, Dorchester, the South End, and Beacon Hill.
Big reveal: A Mission Hill one-bedroom with flexible terms
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How to rent a Boston-area apartment
Know where to search, what questions to ask, when to look, and more when hunting for an apartment in one of the most expensive rental markets in the U.S.
How to find affordable housing in the Boston area
Looking for breaks in Cambridge, Somerville, Boston proper, and elsewhere? We have intel on applying for subsidized and set-aside units in one of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S.
10 tenant rights every Boston-area renter should know
From repairs to rent increases to security deposits to withholding the monthly check, here’s what you should know if you lease a home in Greater Boston.
What $3,200 rents around Boston now
Find out what the monthly sum leases in neighborhoods such as South Boston, Dorchester, Charlestown, and Back Bay.
What to know about remote leasing in Greater Boston
Remote leasing—or virtual tours, or renting sight unseen—is the new normal for now as brokers and landlords abandon traditional open houses and tours to help stem the spread of coronavirus.
Boston apartment rents rolling into spring on a high note
New figures show year-over-year increases throughout the region, with Cambridge and Boston the most expensive municipalities for renting.
Central Square’s latest twist? Studios starting at $2,485
Market Central is a new three-unit complex off the Red Line and teeming with lifestyle-specific amenities, including free Bluebikes memberships for tenants.
What $2,800 rents around Boston now
The monthly sum commands quite a bit in neighborhoods such as South Boston, Dorchester, and Mission Hill.
What $2,900 rents in Boston now
Check out how far the sum stretches per month in South Boston, Dorchester, Beacon Hill, and elsewhere.
Apartment rents in 20 Boston-area towns and cities
A February report shows rents jumped year over year in places such as Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. What else is new?
Why Boston-area rents are so high
Restrictive zoning, poor planning, lots of students, not enough construction—these realities and more keep the Boston region’s apartments expensive.
It’s the rents, not the broker fees
A New York decision to eliminate broker fees for landlord agents has the Boston area atwitter with thoughts of a similar move—but it would only obscure the larger issue.
Apartment rents along the T: Where’s it cheaper?
An analysis of leasing costs along the Boston area’s main mass transit system shows annual increases in one-bedroom rents around dozens of stops—but also some deals.
Few families occupy Greater Boston’s larger homes
Instead, older empty-nesters and roommates cluster in condos and apartments with three bedrooms and up—the sort perfect for families with kids—a new report says.
What $2,250 a month rents in Boston
The sum can nab sizable spreads in neighborhoods such as Dorchester, Allston, and Roxbury—but in other places it’s a tight fit.
Another co-living project in Boston advances
Common Allbright on Lincoln Street in Allston would add 278 bedrooms to a slowly growing city trend.
What $2,500 a month rents in Boston
The sum can command quite a bit of space, depending on where you look in the city. Here are options in Dorchester, Mission Hill, the North End, and elsewhere.
Apartment tower to fill Bay Village parking lot
The 19-story 212 Stuart Street’s 126 units are expected to start at $3,500 a month for studios.
What $3,000 a month rents in Boston
The sum can rent quite a bit farther out in Boston, in neighborhoods such as Hyde Park and Charlestown, but the pickings are smaller closer to downtown.
Why the rent control debate is happening now
The Boston region for years has been among the most expensive areas in the U.S. for renters. Would caps on rent increases change that?
In the Boston-area rental market, early 2020 sure looks like early 2019
New statistics show that apartment rents haven’t budged much in 12 months—and they certainly haven’t dropped significantly.
What $2,500 a month rents in Dorchester
The sum can command quite a bit of square footage in Dot enclaves such as Lower Mills, Ashmont, and Savin Hill.