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Featured Rental: Beautiful 3 Bed Duplex Apartment in Fort Hill

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Exclusive Listing: Hawthorne Street — Fort Hill

$3,600/month, Available May 1st

This 3 bed, 2.5 bath duplex apartment was ground-up new construction in 2015 and is the top of the line. From the granite/stainless eat-in-kitchen to the ceramic tile baths, the red oak hardwood floors and the garage parking, this unit is exceptional! Approximately 1,500 square feet of living space, plus tons of private storage, one car garage parking as well as an additional outdoor parking spot. Other Features include central air and heat, laundry hook-ups, porch, gas fireplace, and more! Easy access to public transportation and highways.

To learn more about this Fort Hill rental, contact our rental department at: 617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton) or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Roxbury

Once a farming community, Roxbury is home to the historic Shirley Eustis House, the only remaining country house in America built by a British Royal Colonial Governor. Today this neighborhood is undergoing a renaissance. Hundreds of new business and housing initiatives have revitalized the neighborhood’s Dudley Square, Crosstown, and Grove Hall areas. The dramatic transformation of Blue Hill Avenue from a street lined with vacant lots to a dynamic business district is one of former Mayor Menino’s proudest achievements. The Roxbury Center for the Arts, Culture, and Trade, which opened in 2005, celebrates the cultural richness of the community through the visual and performing arts.

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Featured Rental: Top Floor, 2 Bed Near Roslindale Village

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Exclusive Listing – Aldrich Street, Roslindale

$1750/month, Available Now

The top floor of a triple decker, this 1000+ sq.ft., 2 bedroom apartment has newly redone wood floors, an updated eat-in-kitchen, and a recently updated bath. Free laundry in the basement and plenty of street parking in the area (no resident sticker required). Easy access to Roslindale Village, the commuter rail and bus lines, and all the shops and restaurants on Centre Street.

Learn more, contact our rental departments at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline) or 617.522.2200 (JP), rentals@unlimitedsir.com


Featured Rental: 3 Bed in Newton with 3 Parking Spaces

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Exclusive Listing – Adams Street, Newton

$2700/month, Available July 1st

Truly Great Value – 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath attached townhouse with THREE car parking in the driveway! Hardwood floors throughout, living and dining rooms plus an eat-in-kitchen, with laundry and storage in the basement and a big shared yard. Owners are open to renting to tenants with a dog or a cat. Easy access to the Mass Pike, bus lines, stores, and restaurants. This place isn’t fancy but it’s tough to find a better deal!

Learn more, contact our rental departments at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline) or 617.522.2200 (JP), rentals@unlimitedsir.com


It’s Almost September 1st & You Haven’t Found an Apartment/Tenants Yet?!

As we approach July 15th, just about six weeks until the biggest move-in day of the year in Greater Boston, here’s what you need to know…
Apt4RentIf You’re a Landlord

Our standard advice is to list 8-10 weeks before occupancy, and that means the ideal deadline for a 9/1 apartment has already come and gone. Does this mean it’s not going to rent? Of course not, and you’re quite likely looking at an increase from your previous rent. However, keep in mind that there will be less people looking two weeks from now then there are now, and so on and so on, making this not a good time to take the “list at outrageous rent and terms and then come down if nothing happens” approach. Just remember that while the market is still in your favor, there is a faint ticking clock that’s only going to get louder.

If You’re a Renter

See above. The rental timelines are the same – people should be looking no less than 8-10 weeks before they want to move in. If you’re looking for a 9/1 apartment now, you may need to be more flexible than usual. Before you begin looking, set your list of priorities to make the process go faster and smoother (e.g., price, location, # of bedrooms).

Also, don’t waste time looking at places that you know aren’t a good fit just to see them. If you really can come up $200 in rent, or live with no parking, or can take the bus instead of the T, great, let’s go see the place right now! Otherwise save your time and energy for places that are actually a potential new home for you.

I know some renters think they may have an hand-101003advantage because it’s getting close to September 1st, and while it is true that the big deadline is approaching for everyone, landlords aren’t anywhere near desperate because they still know there are more of you then there are of them and also because given your choice of worst case scenarios, everyone would chose having an empty apartment over not having any apartment at all. This means if you are going to try to negotiate a deal, be smart about it and pick one thing (price, deposits, move-in date, fees). Also, if you don’t have great credit and/or you need a co-signer, you’re not really in a position to negotiate since accepting your application in the first place is in and of itself a negotiation.

If You Are Either

Both parties need to remember that this is the START of a short term relationship – unlike on the sales side where your decisions can be more long term – so you want to project as low-maintenance an image as possible. Remembering that this process can be stressful for everyone will be a good way to get things off on the right foot.

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Al Norton, Rental Manager, Prudential Unlimited Realty
Al Norton can be reached at 617-669-3811 or rentals@prudentialunlimited.com