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Featured Rental: Beautifully Renovated Cape House

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Exclusive Listing – Laudholm Road, Newton

$5,000/month, Available August 1st

Exceptional Newton rental renovation! Classic Brick front Cape home in prime Cabot School location. There’s plenty of space with an attached 2 car garage plus additional driveway parking. Perfectly situated on a lovely side street, this home is unparalleled! From the landscaping design by Zen Associates to the exquisite kitchen featuring Alno Cabinetry, there is much to appreciate. Further kitchen amenities include Miele and Bosch Appliances, 5 Burner Gas Miele Cooktop with vented exhaust fan, Sub Zero Refrigerator, glass and onyx backsplash.

This home also offers Andersen Wood replacement windows throughout, a new family room with radiant heated slate floor, and great closets. The main water line was replaced in 2013, the main roof in 2012, and in the garage roof in 2010. There’s central air and heat, laundry, and an outdoor patio with a yard. Beautifully finished lower level. A breathtaking home to treasure.

To learn more about this Newton 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 Newton:

Recently rated by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in America, Newton is a sought after community in the Greater Boston Area.  While located minutes from Boston on the Massachusetts Pike, Newton offers its residents the convenience of city living in a more suburban environment.

Newton has a lot to offer its residents when it comes to the outdoors. This includes many public playgrounds, parks, and a swimming pool that is open in the summer, as well as the most noteworthy Crystal Lake. When it comes to eateries, Newton prides itself on a lengthy list of dining establishments: restaurants of all types of food and ethnicity are found scattered throughout the city.

Want to see more? Check out the Laudholm Road rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Sunny Brookline Two Bed

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Exclusive Listing – Harvard Avenue, Brookline

$2,500/month, Available May 1st

This sunny, garden level apartment has two rather large bedrooms, both big enough for beds plus desk/office areas, and also offers an updated eat-in-kitchen and in-unit laundry. Living in Brookline has never been this splendid! Almost halfway between Coolidge Corner and Brookline Village, there is an abundance of dining, shopping, and entertainment options close by. Easy access to the Longwood Medical Area, T & bus lines, and multiple parks. Off-street parking is available for an additional cost.

To learn more, 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

Want to see more? Check out the Harvard Avenue rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: New Construction 3 Bed in Jamaica Plain

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Exclusive Listing – Washington Street, Jamaica Plain

$3,200/month, Available Now

Appealing amenities abound in this three bed, two and a half bath Jamaica Plain rental. This available duplex apartment totals over 1800 square feet of new construction living space, a contemporary and spacious abode in JP’s exemplary community. The interior space includes an open floor plan kitchen, living, and dining room, thoughtfully designed. Central air, in-unit laundry, and basement storage are further perks. Outdoor space includes a back deck for relaxing or entertaining and one off-street parking spot is included in the rent. There is easy access to the T and bus lines for a streamlined commute to Downtown Boston and other areas. Close to stores, restaurants, and green space.

To learn more, 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

Want to see more? Check out the Washington Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: High-Quality Brookline Two Bed

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Exclusive Listing – Harvard Avenue, Brookline

$3,100/month, Available July 1st

This spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment has lots of detailed woodwork, wood floors throughout much of the unit, very high ceilings, and an abundance of charm. The master bedroom in this Brookline rental includes an en-suite bath for splendid convenience. There’s lots of closet/storage space, a fully applianced eat-in-kitchen, in-unit laundry, and a private back porch. Off-street rental parking is available behind the house. Less than 5 minutes to both Coolidge Corner and Brookline Village neighborhoods, with easy access to the Green Line T and bus lines plus the Longwood Medical Area.

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

Check out the Harvard Avenue rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Savvy Two Bed in Jamaica Plain

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Exclusive Listing – Porter Street, Jamaica Plain

$1,800/month, Available April 1st

Recently updated Jamaica Plain rental two bedroom apartment is close to the Orange Line plus multiple bus lines. Wood floors, an eat-in kitchen, porch, and laundry in the basement make this a select unit with bright natural light. This is only 1 block to the Stonybrook T station and the Southwest Corridor bike path off Amory Street. Some great stores and restaurants are but minutes away: The Brewery, Mike’s Gym, Bella Luna are all in your neighborhood.

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

Check out the Porter Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

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:

Bring 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 your 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.

Be Careful. Don’t respond to any posting/person who wants your social security and/or bank account numbers early on in the process. While they are necessary when you are actually applying for an apartment, anyone who wants them before you’ve even seen the place is likely up to no good. Talk to the agent (or agents) you’re going to be working on the phone, so you know they’re real, and don’t be afraid to use Google if you’re worried something is too good to be true. If most of the one beds you are looking at are $2000 and then you come across something on Zillow that looks great and is only $1500, proceed with caution.

There 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! Start your search HERE.

This article is courtesy of our Rental Manager, Al Norton.
Al can be reached at 617.669.3811 or rentals@unlimitedsir.com

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Featured Rental: Watertown Two Bed in Idyllic Setting

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Exclusive Listing – Angela Lane, Watertown

$2,700/month, Available April 1st

This 1400+ sq.ft., 2 bed, 2.5 bath rental is a three level townhouse with a modern, fully applianced kitchen, working fireplace, in-unit laundry, central air, and 2 car parking, including 1 garage spot. Master suite has walk-in closet and full bath. Easy access to Watertown Square, bus lines, and the Mass Pike. Spacious, like a single-family, in an idyllic setting!

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

Check out the Angela Lane rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Secluded 5 Bed in Chestnut Hill

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Exclusive Listing – Middlesex Road, Chestnut Hill

$8,500/month, Available July 1st

Refined five bed, four bath single family house in Chestnut Hill, Brookline. Its great layout includes living and dining rooms, two working fireplaces, a finished basement, and four car parking (two in a garage). Easy access to public and private schools, the Green Line, and bus lines. Very easy access to all the new shopping, dining, and entertainment options on Boylston Street – a must see!

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

Check out the Middlesex Road rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Inviting 2 Bed in West Roxbury

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Exclusive Listing – Weld Street, West Roxbury

$1,850/month, Available Now

This 2 bedroom apartment in West Roxbury is the first floor of a multi-unit house, including private use of the driveway and the screened-in front porch. Wood floors, living and dining rooms, lots of windows, and one of the bedrooms has a bonus room off of it that is great as an office/study or a HUGE closet. Easy access to the VFW parkway, the Longwood Medical Area, and there’s a bus that goes to Cleveland Circle and Forest Hills.

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

Check out the Weld Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Charming One Bed in Coolidge Corner

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Exclusive Listing – Beacon Street, Coolidge Corner

$2,300/month, Available March 15th

Charming one bedroom condo on the 7th floor – yes, there is an elevator – in a well managed Coolidge Corner condo building with windows that look down at the shops and restaurants that make the neighborhood so popular. Wood floors, good closet space, central air, and the rent includes a storage unit plus one off-street parking spot

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

Check out the Beacon Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.