The Properties In The Hub Blog

Thanks for stopping by the blog.  Here you'll find up to date market analysis, trends and observations alongside site updates and random musings from the real estate market.

Dec. 21, 2015

What's More Important? Kitchen or Living Room

 Today we're asking a simple question, what is more important to you when looking to buy a home?

Posted in Surveys
Dec. 15, 2015

New Listings in Braintree MA - December 15th, 2015

Today we're looking at a few of the new listings to pop up in Braintree in the past few days.  If you're interested in finding out more about any of these properties please click on the link to the property and contact us or call us directly at 617-488-9549.

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Posted in Braintree
Oct. 5, 2015

Spotlighted Braintree Business - Craft Beer Cellar Braintree

Now and then we're going to be looking to spotlight local businesses in the areas we service.  Today's spotlighted Braintree business is the Craft Beer Cellar over on 28 Commercial St in Braintree, located in Weymouth Landing.  We had a chance to ask one of the owners, Kay, a few questions about the business recently and here is what she had to say.

Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself and Craft Beer Cellar?

A: We are three beer enthusiasts who wanted to open a store in which we fostered an environment for learning about and supporting the craft beer movement. We do what we love and love what we do, isn't that everyone's goal?! Ours just happens to involve really good beer.

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Posted in Braintree
Sept. 9, 2015

What Single Family Homes Sold in Milton MA in August, 2015?

Interested in what Single Family homes sold in Milton, MA in the month of August? In total in the month there were 24 single family sales in town. The average sale price tallied in at $632,558.  Here is a recap of every sale that happened in town in the month of August.  Simply click on the link to view the full sold listing.

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Posted in Market Recap
Feb. 17, 2015

February 2015 Market Signals - Boston Real Estate Market Report

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January 2015 Insights

  • The number of properties sold in Boston in January of 2015 represented a 160 transaction drop from December of 2014.  Some of this is purely seasonality but that drop is quite significant overall and should be watched as we move further into 2015.
  • Active inventory is also down significantly in Boston from last month with active listings falling 89 properties over last month.  With the wicked weather we've had for much of February it will be interesting to see what effect, if any, this has on February's numbers.
  • $450,000 to $700,000 continues to be an extremely active portion of the Boston market.  Shockingly enough this price point encompasses both first time home buyers and those looking to upgrade.  With the large cross section of buyers in this price range we consistently see a lot of homes sold here and sold quickly.  Average inventory across these price points sits at just over 1 month.
  • South Boston is unaffected by seasonality.  While most other neighborhoods saw just a few sales in January South Boston chugged along with 32 sales to start 2015.  No other neighborhood in the city recorded more than 23.
  • 11 zip codes in Boston boasted an average days to offer of less than one month.  We're used to properties selling quickly in Boston, however, this run that the local real estate market is on is truly something special.
Posted in Market Signals
Aug. 23, 2014

Charlestown MA Real Estate Market Update (08/22/14) [VIDEO]

Today's Boston Real Estate Update looks at the neighborhood of Charlestown.  With a GBPI of 10.11 Charlestown continues to chug along.  Even with a meager price increase of 6% since last year there is no inventory to speak of currently and homes are selling fast.  For a breakdown of the score please read below. 


This month's ranking for Charlestown breaks down as follows:

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Aug. 22, 2014

South End Real Estate Market Update (08/22/14) [VIDEO]

Today we're taking a look at the real estate market for the Boston neighborhood of the South End.  The South End comes in with a surprisingly low GBPI of 5.10 this month.  This number still indicates that the South End is a sellers market but relative to the other neighborhoods in the area it has begun to slow down slightly.  Properties are still selling fast and prices have risen over $100,000 since last year, however, with tons of new developments happening in the neighborhood we've seen inventory increase from this time last year and the market begin to slow slightly because of this.


To view every property for sale in the South End visit our South End Real Estate page.

If you are interested in getting a free home consultation for your home click here.

June 25, 2014

South Boston Real Estate Update [VIDEO]

We're beginning our new series of videos on the Boston Real Estate Market.  Today's video features South Boston.  If you missed yesterday's video on West Roxbury Real Estate you can find it here.



June 24, 2014

West Roxbury Real Estate Update [VIDEO]

Today's video featured the neighborhood of West Roxbury.  Find out how the market is faring in one of Boston's most affordable areas.


May 29, 2014

The World Series of Real Estate?

This time each year thousands of hopefuls descend upon Las Vegas with dreams of wealth and riches for the World Series of Poker.  Simultaneously, all over the country, both buyers and sellers are engaged in their own individual poker games: negotiating real estate.  As someone who played poker professionally this time of year reminds me of what I love about the game and the similarities it shares with Real Estate.  Today, we’re looking at 3 ways you can utilize poker concepts to make more money on your next real estate deal.

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