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Featured Listing: Spectacular 3 Unit Multifamily in Roxbury

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2767 Washington Street – Roxbury’s Fort Hill

Offered at $1,699,000

Fabulous new construction in Fort Hill! Three spectacular units make up this Roxbury home listing, each one just under 1600 square feet. Their open floor plans are bathed in natural light from oversized contemporary windows, coming with generous floor to ceiling cabinet storage. Unit #1 is a floor through flat, and units 2 and 3 are two story townhouses with private roof decks. High ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors afford a polished look. Each kitchen is outfitted with Frigidaire Gallery stainless appliances including stove, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher. The kitchens also hold granite counters with ample bar seating and cheery pendant lights.

Large ceramic laundry rooms with full size Samsung Washer/Dryer machines with storage cabinets. Custom cabinetry in each bedroom with walk-in closets in the master bedrooms. There is a ceramic tiled master bath with stone countertops, a double sink, and a walk in shower with subway tile. High efficient gas hot air and central A/C plus Navien tankless hot water. Home Energy Rating System gives this building a ranking of 55, which is 45% more energy efficient than standard new constructions.

Listing Agent: Thomas O’Connor, 617.251.6393, thomas.oconnor@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Roxbury home here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

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.

Featured Listing: Two Charming West Roxbury Condos

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Two condos at 10 Dent Street have just come to market in a grand location. Enjoy the amenities of city living from the comforts of West Roxbury in one of these admirable homes. Their excellent location near the West Roxbury commuter rail stop offers a sensible way into downtown Boston in roughly fifteen minutes. Take your pick of some of Greater Boston’s most picturesque green spaces – including the Arnold Arboretum and Millennium Park – that are all in close proximity. Easy access to Boston’s colleges and universities. Additionally, find Routes 1, 128, and 109 nearby for further commuting or travel options.

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10 Dent Street, Unit 1 – West Roxbury

Offered at $450,000

This cheery home is close to the West Roxbury Commuter Rail stop, with an estimated fifteen minutes to Back Bay or South Station. All the local feel of the suburbs with the convenience of living in the city. This large three-bedroom condo has been updated with refinished floors and granite counters in the extra-large kitchen. Freshly painted and ready for your personal touches. Enjoy exclusive use of the front and back porches and off-street parking, with a washer and dryer in the building for further convenience.

View more information on Unit 1 here or unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

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10 Dent Street, Unit B – West Roxbury

Offered at $250,000

A garden-level unit by great shopping options and vibrant greenery. Great value as a starter condo for first time home buyers. Buy for less than the cost of renting! The kitchen includes granite countertops and stainless appliances. An extra-large living room can also be a living/dining room combo. Includes one off-street parking space and a very low condo fee. Ready for its next owners to begin building real estate equity.

Listing Agent: Rose Cullen, 617.755.0932, rose.cullen@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on Unit B here or unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in West Roxbury

West Roxbury, located in Boston’s southwest corner, was originally part of the town of Roxbury. It was once home to a 19th century experimental, utopian community frequented by the notable writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. Today, West Roxbury is known for its civic activism and youth programming. Its tree lined streets and mostly single-family homes give this city neighborhood a suburban feel. Centre Street anchors the neighborhood’s business district, which consists of restaurants, banks, and shops. Residents flock to Millennium Park, a former landfill that has been converted into 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas.

Featured Listing: Comfortable Two-Family Home in Coveted West Roxbury Location

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Exclusive Listing: 72 Garnet Road – West Roxbury

Offered at $770,000

This is a well maintained, two-family home in a coveted West Roxbury location. The first floor unit features a large living room, dining room, two bedrooms, and an enclosed porch. The second floor unit features an over-sized living room with home office alcove, separate dining room, fully renovated bathroom, updated kitchen appliances (including induction stove), two bedrooms, updated window, and another enclosed porch. The building has been equipped with very cost effective solar panels from Solar City, which will transfer to the new owner. The building has countless recent upgrades to see!

Listing Agents:
Jesse Gustafson, 617.642.4787, jesse.gustafson@unlimitedsir.com
Phil Smith, 617.513.3749, phil.smith@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 72 Garnet Road here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in West Roxbury

West Roxbury, located in Boston’s southwest corner, was originally part of the town of Roxbury and home to a 19th century experimental, utopian community frequented by such notable writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. Today, West Roxbury is known for its civic activism and youth programming. Its tree lined streets and mostly single-family homes give this city neighborhood a suburban feel. Centre Street anchors the neighborhood’s business district, which consists of restaurants, banks, and shops. Residents flock to Millennium Park, a former landfill that has been converted into 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas.

Featured Listing: Beautiful Three-Unit Multi-Family in Roxbury

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30 Edgewood Street – Roxbury

Offered at $825,000

Rarely available,  three-family home sitting on a beautiful double lot (7428 sq.ft). The extra lot of land is 3712 sq.ft. It is nicely landscaped and features a large paved drive way and patio.This building is well maintained and clean with many updates. Including a new kitchen on third floor. All of the units are spacious with high ceilings. All have separate utilities. Apartments two and 3 have washer/dryer hookups in unit. Apartment one has a washer/dryer in the basement. Each unit has ample closet space and a very nice layout.

Listing Agent: Celdra Allen-Harding, 617.283.8375, celdra.allen@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 30 Edgewood Street here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

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.

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.

Listing Spotlight: Lovely 3 Bed Condo in Fort Hill

5 Lambert Street, Roxbury’s Fort Hill

Offered at $399,000

Rare opportunity to own an inviting 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo on Fort Hill with parking. Lush, professional landscaping offers a tranquil setting, with all the perks of city living! Transit Score of 93, a “Rider’s Paradise”. Enjoy entering your private front door into a spacious open plan living/dining area and kitchen. Down the hall is a convenient half bath, hall closet, and neatly tucked away, in-unit laundry. Next you’ll find two large bedrooms with ample closets, a full bath, and a third bedroom. Walk Score (83) is “Very Walkable”.

NOTE: This is an income restricted, “affordable housing” unit, and buyers must meet the eligibility criteria: 1) Total household income not to exceed 110% of 2016 area median income: a) $75,550 for 1 person; b) $86,350 for 2 people; c) $97,150 for 3, etc.; and no more than $100,000 in total household assets (not including college saving or retirement accounts). Click Here to Review the Buyer Eligibility Requirements.

Listing Agents:
April Nelson, 401.965.2812, april.nelson@unlimitedsir.com
Jay Balaban, 617.293.8932, jay.balaban@unlimitedsir.com

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Match Day Has Arrived: 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 matchemployment 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 5515204901_b5a2d7fa64_oyour 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 Realtyoffices 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

Image Credit (first and second photo): Emory students celebrate at Match Day Ceremony, March 20, 2012, Emory News; (other photos) Creative Commons

Sell/Buy Seminar – February 11th, 2015 – 6pm

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Navigating the complexities of buying and selling a home in today’s market.

Topics Include:
• Should You Sell or Buy First?
• Tips and Strategies to Maximize Your Sales Price and Minimize Your Purchase Price
• How to Obtain Your Dream Home
• Market Analysis and Trends
• Legal and Financing Considerations
• Competing in a Red-Hot Market

Guest Speakers:
• Joshua Ribner – Gilmartin Magence, LLP
• Nancy Abbott and Craig Barber – Fairway Independent Home Mortgage

CLICK HERE to register or call 617.264.7900

NEW CONSTRUCTION in Roxbury's Fort Hill Neighborhood!

 

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New Construction at 26 Hawthorne Street, Roxbury

OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND- 10/21 1-3pm

www.forthillboston.com

Unit 1 – Offered at $569,900

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Unit 3 – Offered at $589,900

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All of these beautiful units feature:
-Red Oak Hardwood Floors
-Central Heat and A/C
-Granite Counters with Marble Back Splashes and High End Kitchen Appliances
-Private Storage Room
-Off Street Parking
-Outdoor Common Area with Irrigation System

Contact agent, Thomas O’Connor to learn more:
617.251.6393, thomas.oconnor@unlimitedsir.com

Featured Rental: Three Bed Unit in West Roxbury

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Exclusive Rental Listing!

Recently renovated three bed, two bath duplex apartment in two family house in West Roxbury. $2749 a month, Available now.

Contact the rental department at 617.264.7900 or email rentals@unlimitedsir.com for a showing.