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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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Think Smarter with Nick Warren

Founder and CEO Nick Warren talks about some exciting new developments coming soon to the Boston area. He also dives into trends he is seeing in the marketplace and what you can expect this summer in the Boston real estate market. 

 

Summertime opportunities

Summer is traditionally one of the slowest seasons for Boston real estate.  Due to our seemingly never-ending winters, New Englanders generally put their search on hold between Memorial Day and Labor Day and hit the beach or the mountains instead.  I predict that we will see normal seasonal adjustments in both new listings and sold transactions this year. With that said, the summer can be a great time for a buyer to put a deal together due to less competition.  There will naturally be

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We took a look at some 2 bedroom condos on the market in and around Boston to make a list of some of our favorites. Take a look at these condo options on the market right now:

Brookline - 35 St. Paul Street #2

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Rarely available 2 bedroom + den condo on St Paul Street in the heart of Brookline with two parking spaces. The home is on the first level but it is elevated off the ground and is rear facing which lends itself to a quiet environment away from the street noise. It boasts high ceilings, eat-in-kitchen, hardwood floors, and only condo in the building with laundry in unit! The condo comes with one assigned parking space and an extra assigned space for a small monthly fee. Current condo fee reflects two parking spaces (second space is $65

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The latest stats were just released for the Boston real estate market, showing how competitive the landscape remains for buyers in many areas. We took a look at the stats compared to this time last year. See how the current market compares to 2017:

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Want to see stats for a specific neighborhood or city around Boston? Send us a message and we will send you a full report!

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Think Smarter with Nick Warren

Founder and CEO Nick Warren discusses how he got into the Boston real estate market over ten years ago and some of the secrets to success that have helped him build his brokerage to one of the top in Boston. 

I always knew I wanted to be in the real estate business.  I had been studying the investment and development side of the business since I was 12, reading whatever books about the subject that I could get my hands on (instead of doing homework). I went for my real estate license while I was still in college so that, when I graduated in 2006, I’d be able to start buying and selling my own properties - saving myself commissions.  After graduating, I began working as a real estate agent at a small firm on Newbury Street here in Boston.  I

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