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Think Smarter with Nick

Nick discusses our newly launch annual report looking at Boston real estate market trends in 2018. He also responds to many news outlets' reports that the market will slow down soon - see what he thinks.

Looking at the 2018 Annual Warren Report: Condo Edition, what trends do you find interesting?

In my opinion, an annual report gives you a much clearer picture of the market compared to what a quarterly report can provide.  In many cases, a quarterly report’s data can be skewed by outliers simply because the sample size is too small. An annual report has enough data to verify the trends we thought we were seeing in the quarterly reports.  From what I can see so far, the annual report has confirmed the same trends that we started to identify in

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Think Smarter with Nick

Nick talks about some of his favorite holiday activities around the Boston area with tips for the entire family. He also takes a look at how the Boston real estate market has performed this year and makes predictions on what he thinks you can expect as we head into 2019.

With the holiday season here, what are some activities not to be missed around Boston?

One of the coolest experiences in Boston during the holidays is found at the Envoy Hotel’s Lookout Rooftop bar.  Boston’s outdoor bar season isn’t very long and tends to slow down significantly when the chilly fall weather shows up and comes to a dead stop when old man winter finally makes his appearance.  Lookout has come up with a solution to this problem by installing pop-up igloos which

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Think Smarter with Nick

Nick discusses the brand new Warren Report, Condo Edition which just launched this week! This Boston real estate market report features neighborhood level information that helps consumers who are looking to rent, buy, or invest. He also talks about some of the trends he sees in looking at the Q3 data.

We just launched The Warren Report - a quarterly market stats report for Boston real estate. Tell us about it.

The Warren Report is something I’ve wanted to create since I founded the company back in 2008.  I am a bit of a data nerd and have always studied the markets closely. However, I also understand that not everyone is as into numbers as I am so being able to provide an easily digestible market summary like the Warren Report to our clients

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London

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced expansion of its franchise network into the London market by signing an agreement with luxury estate agency Kay & Co. Starting November 2018, the agency will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co.

"London has been among our highest priorities as a key center for international business and an attractive market for global capital looking to invest in property," said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of the network. "We are thrilled to enter the market with Kay & Co, a brokerage known for exceptional leadership, knowledgeable, tenured agents and relentless client service. As important, the company's core values and growth aspirations match those of our own, steeped in trust, integrity, stability

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Think Smarter with Nick Warren

Nick Warren takes a look at one of Boston's hottest neighborhoods, Seaport, and discusses all of the development happening in the area. He also gives a sneak peak at the largest residential development currently under construction in the area, EchelonSeaport, with some tips for those wanting to buy in the area.

Tell us about the history of the super hot Seaport neighborhood that you have seen over the past 10 years.

When I first started in Boston real estate, the Seaport District mostly consisted of parking lots, a couple seafood restaurants, and the Pavillion amphitheater (where I saw my first concert ever).  Over the past decade, the Seaport District has been completely transformed into a vibrant and bustling neighborhood filled with luxury

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Echelon Seaport is a new construction luxury condo and apartment development in Boston’s Seaport District. It is going to feature three mixed-use towers with over 1.3 million square feet across 3.5 acres. Two of Echelon Seaport’s three towers will be home to 400 condominium units available for purchase. The third tower will feature luxury apartments available for rent. One of the highlights of Echelon Seaport is the amenities that the residents who will live here will get to enjoy. These include two signature outdoor pools with landscaped sun decks and terraces as well as an indoor pool. Concierge service will be available 24 hours a day and residents will be able to park their vehicles in the underground garage. Echelon Seaport is slated to be

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Nick Warren has been involved in the Boston real estate market for over ten years as Founder and CEO of BHHS Warren Residential. Having worked with sellers throughout the city and at all price points, he has come to see the real value that staging can bring to a home on the market.

Recently, he worked with sellers of a condo at 141 West Second Street in South Boston. This two bedroom, two full bath layout features an open floor plan with private outdoor space. Large windows bring in tons of light with a spacious living and kitchen area perfect for entertaining. Priced at $975,000, the home hit the market with the seller’s furnishings, as pictured below.

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As you can see, the size and bulkiness of the furniture made it difficult to really

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Founder and CEO Nick Warren welcomes all the new Boston residents with some tips for becoming acquainted with their new city. He also shares advice for both buyers and sellers as we enter into the traditionally busy autumn market.

With the influx of new residents from Sept 1 (the biggest move-in day in Boston), what advice would you give to a new Boston resident?

The fall is my favorite season in Boston.  The heat and humidity of the summer begins to go away leading to those beautiful, crisp New England fall days that everyone loves.  Boston is a very active city so I’d suggest getting out on foot and doing some exploring. One of my favorite things to do during the fall is to go for a walk or run along our beautiful esplanade which is part of

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Founder and CEO Nick Warren takes a look at Boston's South End and the changes he has seen in the neighborhood's real estate market over the past 10 years. He also discusses the exciting Ink Block development and new developments like 7INK, a proposed co-living space coming to the neighborhood.

How have you seen the real estate market in South End, typically one of Boston’s hottest, change over the years?

When I started in the business back in 2006, the South End had already gone through a major gentrification over the previous 10-20 years.  Since 2006, we have seen the South End continue this process and rise to become one of the most in demand, and expensive neighborhoods in Boston, especially over the last 4-5 years.  In fact, the average

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7INK by Ollie is a new 14-story residential development recently approved for Boston's Ink Block neighborhood in South End. The project would be Boston’s first major co-living development, emphasizing communal living. Ollie residents enjoy hotel-style amenities for free like premium television, housekeeping, and social memberships. They have properties in other cities around the United States such as Pittsburgh and New York but this would be their first Boston location.

The Boston location would be part of the six-acre Ink Block neighborhood that includes numerous apartments, condominiums, a hotel, and a variety of businesses. Construction is expected to commence later this year with the building opening in 2020. The homes are marketed as "move-in

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