Will prices come down? How do I tour a home? Have closings changed? Answers to these questions and more as the virus disrupts the region’s housing market.
Buying a Home in Boston
Savvy strategies for setting a budget, securing a mortgage, and finding the right home for you.
The Melville Park spread dates from 1880, and includes three floors of living space and a particularly eye-popping kitchen.
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.
The house in a prime spot in Eagle Hill has not traded in nearly 30 years, and was on the market only twice during that time.
The rustic redoubt 30 minutes from Boston was redone in 2019 and 2020, and includes four bedrooms
A dozen major lenders have agreed to ease payment timetables for qualified buyers in the city under a plan that Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration brokered.
The Braddock Park spread includes three bedrooms and one dramatic staircase.
The condo on a storied street that has hosted Julia Child and e.e. cummings, among other notables, has four bedrooms.
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But sales of single-families were up during a March that saw the novel coronavirus pandemic declared, according to the latest figures.
The capacious place highlights just the sorts of homes available in the slender Boston enclave—and it comes with a walk-in California closet and a Murphy bed.
The air-conditioned condo is part of a four-unit project that wrapped this year.
Once a home of Prince Pasta, the Atlantic Avenue building now houses some 40 units in the historic neighborhood.
The luxury spread in a 120-year-old building includes plenty of exposed beams and natural light.
The eight-room house older than America itself has of course been significantly updated. But note the ceilings in the kitchen and the staircase up front.
The house—retailing now for nearly $1.4 million—dates from 1880 and includes the original wraparound porches.
The single-family looks a lot more spacious than its 708 square feet. Besides, there’s outdoor space.
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The duplex done in the housing setup that’s somewhat rare for the Boston area comes with a large patio and the potential to add a basement space.
The spread in a 120-year-old Back Bay building includes large closets in those bedrooms.
It’s not uncommon to find such cavernous spaces in Boston’s norther neighbor—but the prices!
The Adams Village spread comes with two porches, too, and a washer-dryer.
And you can tour the Telegraph Hill three-bedroom virtually—a sign of the times.
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