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Featured Rental: Top Floor, 2 Bed in Jamaica Plain

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Exclusive Rental – Burroughs Street, Jamaica Plain

$2700/month, Available Now

The top floor of a grand Victorian home, the rent for this 2 bedroom apartment includes heat, hot water, electricity, and one off-street parking spot. Updated eat-in-kitchen with laundry, hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings, good closet space, and great all-day sunshine. Steps to stores, restaurants, Jamaica Pond, and public transportation.

Learn more, contact our rental departments at:
617.332.1400 (Newton), 617.264.7900 (Brookline) or 617.522.2200 (JP), rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About life in Jamaica Plain:

With a very different style that distinguishes itself from more traditional Boston neighborhoods, it’s hard to categorize Jamaica Plain, or JP as locals call it, as anything but unique. This is best exhibited by their eclectic restaurants and avant-garde charm. Home to many of the jewels in the “Emerald Necklace”, Jamaica Plain has an abundance of green space for the outdoor enthusiast. This, combined with its artsy flair, easy access to downtown, and community feel make Jamaica Plain a top destination for Boston area residents.

Want to see more rentals in Jamaica Plain? View our exclusive listing here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Featured Rental: 8 New Construction Luxury Townhomes in Fort Hill

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Exclusive Listing: Millmont and Lambert Street, Fort Hill

 $4,800/month, Available November 1st

Located in historic Fort Hill, these eight new construction townhouses are just about the best rental quality the neighborhood has ever seen. Laid out back to back on Lambert and Millmont streets, each three bedroom, two and a half bath unit has a deck off of the living room and their own private roof deck with spectacular views of the city. Other standout features include two car garages, gas fireplaces, beautiful kitchens with granite islands and stainless steel appliances (including a wine fridge!), gleaming wood floors, central air and heat, in-unit laundry, and lots and lots of closet/storage space.

Barely a mile to the South End, and only two miles to Fenway Park (and the Longwood Medical Area) these units are just about the best combination of size and quality you will ever see in the city of Boston! Within a half mile you can catch public transportation to Kenmore Square, Harvard Square, and Central Square. Easy access to other areas throughout the Boston area includes Coolidge Corner, the Longwood Medical Area, Forest Hills, Roslindale, Logan Airport, and the Green/Red/Blue subway lines.

To learn more about this Fort Hill rental, contact our rental department:
Phone: 617.264.7900
Email: 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 performance arts.

Want to see more rentals on and around Millmont Street? Check out the Fort Hill rental here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Match Day Has Arrived: Soon to be Boston Medical Residents, Are You Ready?

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Today is Match Day.
It’s the day when medical students across the country get matched with residency programs. In Greater Boston, this day also marks the unofficial start of the non-undergraduate rental market as students will be moving to the area and searching for places to live.

Over the course of the next six or so weeks, the majority of June 1 and July 1 apartments will get listed and rented within very short periods of time – sometimes happening within a 24 hour period. If you or someone you know will be moving to Boston as a result of Match Day, here are a few tips to navigate the rental market.

matchday2015_4Bring a copy of your offer letter. You’ll need to verify employment and income as a part of your rental application.

Be prepared to make a decision and act quickly. In today’s competitive rental market, it’s not unusual for an apartment to rent within a couple of days of being listed. I usually tell people, “don’t rush into a decision but once you make it, rush to act on it.” The first place you see may very well not be around by the time you are done with seeing apartment number eight.

Bring your checkbook and something to keep matchday2015_3your jaw from dropping. The one month rental fee is being paid almost exclusively by renters now and many landlords are asking for first, last and security (a full month’s rent) upfront.

Have a co-signer lined up, even if it’s just in case. Landlords typically don’t want the yearly rent to be more than 30-35% of the yearly household income, and if it is, you will likely need a co-signer – even if you have good credit and references. Landlords are looking for assurance that the rent can be paid. And this leads into our final bullet…

Don’t take the process too personally. It’s not about if you are nice and if you hold the door for people at Dunkin’ Donuts, it’s a business transaction and for landlords the application approval process is about mitigating risk. There are nice people who do and don’t pay bills every month. So, while a landlord wants the best of both worlds, it’s not a personal affront if they request a co-signer, need to verify your income, or have questions about your credit.

Medical SymbolThere ARE good places out there and good agents just waiting to show them to you, so give one of our Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty offices a call to get started on your search for a new Boston home!

Al Norton, Rental Manager

Al Norton can be reached at 617.669.3811 or rentals@unlimitedsir.com

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Featured Rental: 2 Bed Duplex Townhouse in Jamaica Plain

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Exclusive Listing- Greenview Avenue, Jamaica Plain

$1800/month, Available Now

2 bed, 1.5 bath duplex townhouse in the heart of Jamaica Plain; steps to stores, restaurants, and public transportation. Full living and dining rooms plus an office, in-unit laundry, and private outdoor space.

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

Featured Rental: Must See New Construction Fort Hill Rental

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Hawthorne Street, Fort Hill

Exclusive rental listing!

Must see new construction Fort Hill 1600 square foot, three bed, two and a half bath duplex. Granite/stainless kitchen, gas fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, private storage, one garage parking space and one outdoor parking space. $2900/month, available now.

Learn more, contact the rental department at:
rentals@unlimitedsir.com, 617.264.7900 (Brookline) or 617.522.2200 (Jamaica Plain)

Match Day is coming! Landlords, do you have apartments available for rent beginning June or July 1st?

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Friday, March 20th is Match Day, this is the day when medical students from all over the country find out where they will be doing their residencies. This is considered the official kick off of the spring rental market! In the weeks to follow, those residents-to-be will head to Boston with only 48-96 hours to find a June 1st or July 1st apartment.

If you have any units on that timeline, now is when you should be reaching out to your current tenants to find out if they want to renew. You’ll also want to decide what their rent would be going forward; are you ok with keeping the rent the same or do you want to check what the unit would go for in the current market and then re-evaluate? Some landlords will charge less than market rate to their current tenants because they value the quality of the established relationship.

match dayIt may be hard to believe with all the snow on the ground but spring is right around the corner so you don’t want to wait to get started!

As always, the well trained, professional rental department at Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is available to help you in any/all parts of this process.

Contact us today at: 617.264.7900 or 617.522.2200, rentals@unlimitedsir.com

Image Credit: Emory students celebrate at Match Day Ceremony, March 20, 2012, Emory News

Featured Rental: Furnished Jamaica Plain 2 Bed

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St Peter Street, Jamaica Plain

Fully furnished two bedroom condo with modern kitchen, living and dining rooms, and in-unit laundry. Front AND back decks, basement storage, and shared yard. Steps to T & bus lines, Whole Foods, and an easy commute to the Longwood Medical Area.

$2600 a month, available May 1st.

Learn more, contact the Rental Department at:
JP: 617.522.2200 or Brookline: 617.264.7900, rentals@unlimitedsir.com

Featured Rental: Renovated, 1 Bed in Longwood Towers

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Chapel Street, Brookline

Renovated one bedroom condo in an historic and luxury Brookline building. Hardwood floors throughout, granite/stainless kitchen, and great closet space. Building has the best lobby in the town plus a 24 hour concierge, gym, club room, and valet parking (available). Steps to the Longwood Medical Area.

$2450/month, Available Now!

Contact our rental department at 617.264.7900 or rentals@unlimitedsir.com for more information!