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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.

Landlords, Are You Ready for the Spring Rental Market?

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Match Day is coming! This means rentals will be in high demand as medical students from all over the U.S. will be making plans to move to Boston to complete their residencies.

If you have an apartment on a June or July lease, now is the time to reach out to your existing tenants to confirm if they are staying for another year. After the Match Day rush comes the busiest rental day of the year, September 1st. It will be here before we know it, so begin to reach out to those tenants in June.

If you will have availability, let the professional rental team at Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty help you find new, high quality tenants during the flurry of the Spring rental market. We’ve got over 75 years of combined experience, a new office in Newton Centre, and a proven marketing strategy to ensure top exposure for your properties.

To learn more, email us at rentals@unlimitedsir.com, visit our website at unlimitedsir.com or stop by one of our three high-profile offices in Brookline, Jamaica Plain or Newton.

Sick of managing properties yourself? Check out our partner, Boston Property Care, a full-service property management company with more than 20 years of experience. Learn more at bostonpropertycare.com.

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.

Featured Rental: Pristine Three Bed in Cambridge

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Exclusive Listing – Gore Street, Cambridge

$3,250/month, Available April 1st

This apartment is the middle floor of a three unit building and has three large bedrooms, all with great closet space, a modern kitchen including a granite breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances, two full baths, a porch, in-unit laundry, central air, and one off-street parking space. Minutes to the green line, bus lines, and all the shopping & dining options available at the Cambridgeside Galleria.

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 Gore Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Tranquil Townhouse in Jamaica Plain

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Exclusive Listing – Plainfield Street, Jamaica Plain

$2,100/month, Available Now

This two bed, one and a half bath duplex townhouse in Jamaica Plain boasts great closet space, a finished basement, a fully applianced kitchen, and two car parking included in the rent. Wood floors, lots of sun, and the owners will consider renting to tenants who have a dog. Easy access to Forest Hills – T and bus lines.

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 Plainfield Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Rental: Cheery and Spacious Unit in West Roxbury

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Exclusive Listing – Glenellen Road, West Roxbury

$1,950/month, Available March 1st

The first floor of a two unit house, this apartment has full living and dining rooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher and pantry, two equal sized bedrooms, and great basement storage plus laundry hook-ups. Off-street parking for one car is included. Easy access to all the stores and restaurants on Centre Street as well as close to the VFW Parkway/Route One.

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

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