The latest from Lili about Boston Real Estate.

Boston Luxury Home Transformations Can Be Dramatic

February 17, 2018 |

For the most part, Boston luxury home buyers are better at visualizing a space that is already completed and staged.  Needless to say, buyers have different needs, taste and vision of spaces that might work for them. It’s hard for them to visualize complete transformation of an existing home that could be tailored to their needs and taste. Read More

What’s the Best Fit: Luxury Condo or Single Family Home?

February 10, 2018 |

There was a time that single family home prices were higher than Boston luxury condos. It’s not always the case these days. Read More

Buyers Think Online First for New Home Searches

February 3, 2018 |

Gone are the days that the buyers’ primary source of property listings is the Sunday newspaper real estate section. People don’t wait anymore to let the print information arrive at their doorstep, since it’s at their fingertips in real time online. Read More

Starting the New Year with a Tight Market

January 27, 2018 |

It typically takes a couple of weeks after the first of the year for Boston luxury homes buyers / sellers to get into the mind set and start thinking of real estate. But this isn’t a typical year. Buyers and sellers are more anxious than ever in the new year, trying to buy/sell their Boston luxury real estate and move on. This ambition could be attributed to a strong economy, strong stock market and rising interest rates in the near future. Read More

Dramatic Developments in the Seaport District

January 20, 2018 |

There seems to be no end in sight to new Boston luxury real estate developments in the Seaport District. Every day I read about a new tower being proposed or approved. And the new one is bigger than the previous one! Read More

Downsizing, the Ultimate in Luxury Living

January 13, 2018 |

The idea of downsizing to many homeowners is moving into a unit that is smaller than their current Boston luxury home, but also offers more comfort and amenities. As buyers think about downsizing, everyone has a different laundry list based on their needs, like varying square footage, building services, Boston luxury real estate neighborhood, whether it’s a primary or full time residence. Read More

Unrealistic Expectations of Out of Town Home Buyers

January 6, 2018 |

Boston luxury home buyers moving from other cities will initially be looking for the same type of property where they lived previously. So, they spend a lot of their time looking for something that does not exist. Each city has its own local neighborhoods, its own characteristics, unique architecture, etc. Read More

Strategy for Boston Luxury Real Estate Deals During the Holidays

December 16, 2017 |

Given much commotion during the holiday season, some Boston luxury homes sellers opt to take their properties off the market and put them back on after the holidays. Some of these properties may have been on the market for a while without getting enough traction. In these cases, sellers feel that it might be a good time to take a rest and be fresh on the market after a few months, hoping to generate more enthusiasm. Read More

Demand for New Full-Service Buildings

December 9, 2017 |

There’s always a special attraction for anything new in Boston luxury real estate. Once there’s a buzz around the construction of a new luxury tower, it not only attracts buyers from near and afar, but also it attracts buyers from other luxury buildings that are older by only a few years. Read More

Don't Be Insulted if You're Asked to Demonstrate Proof of Funds

December 2, 2017 |

With low inventory, more and more Boston luxury real estate buyers are making offers with no financing contingency. Although, some of these buyers may still be financing the home purchase, they are confident enough that they don’t need to make the offer contingent on financing. Read More

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