GLX Will Seriously Change Renting in Somerville

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Renting in Somerville could soon be 25%-67% more expensive. Although GLX sounds like the latest performance enhancing drug, it’s actually an abbreviation from one of the most talked about transit additions to the Boston area (besides Uber and Bridj) — the Green Line Extension. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) recently prepared an analysis to illuminate the magnitude of […]

How to Throw a Block Party in Boston

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Stop wondering how to throw a block party in Boston. Get all the info here and actually do it! Block parties are one of those activities that lots of people say “we should do that” but never actually do it. I love Boston and I love seeing Boston full of life and energy, so I’m hoping this […]

How to Airbnb Your Apartment in Boston

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Everything you need to know about how to Airbnb your apartment in Boston. If you’re considering Airbnb-ing out your apartment (or room) in Boston, there are a few things to know about effective hosting and a really cool website called Guesty that can help manage the whole hosting experience for you. Here we go! First things first […]

Where are the Safest Neighborhoods in Boston?

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Charlestown, West Roxbury and Hyde Park top the list for safest neighborhoods in Boston. “Safe” is always a murky term since you can’t quantify safety purely on the amount of crime in an area — however, a lot of renters who reach out to me asking about safety cite crime as the primary metric they’re […]

12 Things to Know BEFORE Apartment Hunting in Boston

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Be flexible and be willing to compromise — otherwise you’ll just be angry. It’s happening. Questions from bright-eyed, hopeful renters are rolling in with really outlandish hopes and dreams like “Where can I find a $400/month 1-bed in Kendall Square?”….yikes. I was compelled to write this post to pre-answer some of the questions I’m anticipating and manage […]

The Arlington Boston — Looking Beyond Luxury

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The Arlington offers something much better than luxury apartments. For anyone interested in more than just luxury amenities, The Arlington actively creates a unique experience through memorable interactions. This isn’t a typical review of The Arlington, one of Boston’s newest luxury apartment buildings from Related Rentals. I won’t regurgitate the building’s features, amenities and other repurposed marketing copy. […]

Airbnb nails its “tags” for neighborhoods in Boston

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  Airbnb uses community input to capture the essence of Boston’s neighborhoods. And nails it. From “solo cup parties” in Allston-Brighton to  “east egg” for Back Bay, the community tags on Airbnb help reflect the character of neighborhoods in the Greater Boston Area. Without further delay, here’s the list of Boston neighborhoods and their Airbnb […]