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What Are Condos?

If you’re just starting to look at Longwood condos, you may feel some confusion about the differences between a condo and other types of residences, such as an apartment or private home. The simple definition of a condo is that it’s a cross between these two. Your unit is located within a building with dozens or possibly hundreds of other units. However, you do not pay rent like you would for an apartment. You secure a mortgage and live in your condo until you decide to sell it, just like you would with a house.

Living in a Condo Can Be the Best of Both Worlds

condo poolWhen you own a private home, you alone are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep. This includes both inside and outside of the home. As a condo owner, you have the benefits of owning your own place with less responsibilities. Part of your monthly mortgage payment goes to association dues to help with the upkeep of common areas. As a mortgage holder at one of our Longwood condos in Boston, this could include the pool area, private fitness room, party room, and several other areas accessible to all residents.

You have very little freedom to decorate or renovate as you see fit when you live in an apartment. This isn’t true of life in a Longwood condo. Since you own the entire inside structure of your unit, you can do what you would like to make it feel like home. However, you can’t make any changes to supporting walls since that would affect neighbors on either side of you.

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Please don’t hesitate to call or email if you still have questions about living in a condo or would like to learn more about our current properties available.

Awesome Longwood Condos for Sale

Before you pursue Longwood condos for sale, it’s helpful to review some basic information about condominium living. When you buy a condo, you own the entire inside of your unit. The condo association owns the exterior, common areas, and the land where the building sits.

You are not responsible for exterior maintenance as a condo owner. However, it’s important to budget for association fees in addition to your monthly mortgage payment. The money collected from all residents covers the cost of maintenance and repair in common areas such as hallways and meeting rooms.

Which Boston Neighborhood is Right for You?

One of the major benefits of Longwood condos for sale is that we have units available in multiple Boston neighborhoods. These include:

Of course, you need to consider several personal factors when deciding where you want to purchase a condo. Proximity to your work, quality of the school district, and access to public transportation are just three of the most important things to people looking to make one of these Boston neighborhoods their new home. You can search by neighborhood, price, MLS listing number, and other categories when trying to locate an available unit sold and managed by Longwood Residential.

Average Cost of Boston Condos by Square Foot

Our prices fall in line with those listed on a report released by Curbed Boston on January 5, 2017. With the new year just weeks old, prices range from $263 per square foot in the Hyde Park neighborhood to $1,467 per square foot for a condo in Back Bay. These figures include condos ranging in size from 812 to 3,247 square feet.

The analysis posted by Curbed Boston includes data from 10 distinct Boston neighborhoods. This is to give buyers an accurate idea of the average monthly payment for a Boston condo in place of using a mortgage calculator.

Featured Longwood Condos for Sale

With a presence in all 14 of the Boston neighborhoods listed above, Longwood Residential is sure to have a condo available to suit your needs. Below are just three of our luxury properties that could be your new home:

  • Ritz-Carlton Condos: Named for the hotel chain that offers such personalized service, the Ritz-Carlton Condos give you more of the same. Whether you’re interested in valet parking, room service, or wake-up calls, you can receive these services and more as a resident here. A picturesque view of the harbor completes the experience of condo living at its finest.

  • Mosaic on the Riverway: Want to live in a building with top floor club space? Then Mosaic on the Riverway is the place for you. Besides the serene view from high above the city, this building is conveniently located in the Longwood Medical Area.

  • Washington on the Square: When you want the convenience of a condo but don’t want or need a lot of space, consider a studio-sized unit at Washington on the Square. One and two-bedroom condo units are available as well. You don’t even have to leave home to exercise since the building comes equipped with a 24-hour fitness center.

Please contact us at your convenience to learn more about Longwood condos for sale.

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Boston Housing Report

According to an April 2016 Boston housing report issued by Mayor Martin Walsh, the city is on target to meet its goal of creating 53,000 new units of housing by 2030. To that end, the city approved building permits for 565 new housing units during the second quarter of 2016. That brings the total to over 17,000 housing units developed in just the past two years. This is already nearly one-third of the original goal.

The Fast Growth of Boston

Mayor Walsh states that the population of Boston is growing faster than at any other time during its history. There is more new construction taking place now than there has been for the last 20 years. The demand is high for all types of housing, including rental properties.

The monthly rent in older buildings has remained steady, while studio and one bedroom apartments are seeing the largest increases. However, much depends on the location of the rental property. Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the Central District, Mattapan, and the South End have only seen marginal rent increases in the past two years.

Boston Housing Report and the Greater Boston Economy

The economy is strong in Greater Boston. Because of this, young people are moving to the area to start careers and families. An unemployment rate that is less than five percent makes means that people have stable income to pay rent or a mortgage.
The 2015 Greater Boston Housing Report Card estimates that two-thirds of all new housing developments will be multi-family units. This is good news for people looking to settle in Greater Boston who might not be able to find a place to live otherwise.

Tiny Homes in the Boston Area

The tiny home craze sweeping the nation is playing out in some interesting ways in Boston. One such example is the company Getaway Designs. Launched in Boston in 2014, the company has built several tiny homes in the woods just outside of the city. The idea is to provide vacationers with just what they need and nothing more. It gives them a chance to rest, reflect, and purposely disconnect from an always-connected world.

When Getaway Designs advertises their vacation homes as tiny, that is exactly what they mean. The largest of them is just 192 square feet. Amazingly, that is room enough for two full beds, a mini-kitchen, full shower, and electric toilet. The two-year-old company also includes books about nature, minimalism, and tree houses for the full effect.

A Place for Homeless Veterans

On the other end of the spectrum is a formerly homeless veteran who served as a Marine sergeant in the Vietnam War. With the help of someone he served with who befriended him when he was homeless, Peter MacDonald opened a non-profit community called Veteran Resort Chapels three years ago.

Homeless veterans can stay in one of the 12 tiny houses on the 11-acre property for as long as they like at no charge. It gives them an opportunity to confront their personal issues while developing a plan for the future. MacDonald’s only stipulations are that no drugs or alcohol are allowed on the property and non-veteran guests are not allowed to stay overnight.

These are just two examples of how creative people in Boston are capitalizing on the popularity of tiny homes for the good of the community.

Luxury and Convenience Meet at the Newly Opened Gables University Station

Recently opened in Westwood, Gables University Station offers the ultimate in luxury and convenience.  Amtrak commuters only have to walk across the street to board their train.  The amenities inside of the building include:

  • 24-hour onsite gym
  • Concierge services
  • Swimming pool
  • Business center
  • Additional parking and storage
  • Resident club house
  • On-site maintenance available 24 hours a day
  • Balconies in each unit
  • 10-foot high ceilings

Each resident is also welcome to have up to two pets.  An additional $15 per month is applied for cats, and $60 for dogs. Breed restrictions do apply.

The developers of Gables University Station take their commitment to the environment quite seriously.  Each unit is equipped with Energy Star appliances.  The building itself has ideal indoor air quality, and the property cleaning staff uses only eco-friendly supplies.  This luxury apartment complex is close to restaurants, Wegman’s, Blue Hill Vista Park, Starbucks, Target, etc!

At University Station, 1-bedroom apartment homes range in size from 560 to 1029 square feet, with monthly rents from $2000 to $3000.   2-bedroom apartment homes are between 1115 and 1426 square feet, with rents from $3000 to $3500 a month.  

Interested in Gables University Station?  Contact us today! 

Interested in Gables University Station?  Contact us today! 

Enjoy Spectacular Views of the City and Waterfront in Seaport's Newest Luxury Building

The recently opened 100 Pier 4 Apartment complex in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood rises 21 stories above the streetscape.  Residents have an awe-inspiring view of the city and waterfront from inside the glass façade of this luxury building.  Offering the ultimate in upscale living, 100 Pier 4 comes with the following amenities:

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Onsite fitness center
  • In-home washers and dryers
  • Third-floor sun deck
  • Outdoor pool
  • Resident lounge
  • Business center
  • Underground parking

The Seaport neighborhood, which has always been a scenic enclave close to downtown, is quickly becoming the premier place to live, shop, eat, and play.  Some nearby attractions include:

  • Boston Children’s Museum
  • Copley Place
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • Boston Symphony Hall
  • Museum of Science
  • Charles River Bike Path

With 20 restaurants in the immediate area, there is sure to be something to satisfy every palate. 100 Pier 4 is also near dozens of transit stops. With a walk score of 80/100, residents can get to many of the places they want to visit on foot.

Studio, one, and two-bedroom units are currently available to rent. Studio apartments range from 460 to 562 square feet with a rental rate of $2,699 to $3,387.  A one-bedroom unit rents for $3,015 to $3,115 with floor plans starting at 537 square feet.  Several different floorplans are available for two-bedroom units that range from 745 to 1,296 square feet with a monthly rent of $3,366 to $6,462. Three-bedroom apartments (currently unavailable) rent for a minimum of $6,462.

Interested in 100 Pier 4 Apartments?  Contact us today!

Interested in 100 Pier 4 Apartments?  Contact us today!


Olmsted Place: Jamaica Plain's Newest Apartment Complex Offers Luxuries Galore

Olmsted Place Apartments - which opened in fall 2015 - offers luxurious accommodations in Jamaica Plain. Residents enjoy the spaciousness of nine-foot high ceilings and six-foot wide windows in each unit. Apartments also include soft bedroom carpeting, tiled bathroom floors, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, central AC and several other features of modern luxury living.

The building earns a high walk score for being just 10 minutes away from the Arnold Arboretum, Longwood Medical Area, and Whole Foods. It is across the street from a 39 MBTA bus station (travels directly to Back Bay) and steps from the gorgeous Olmsted Park. Some other benefits new residents enjoy include:

  • Resident coffee lounge
  • Sunny pool deck
  • On-site fitness center
  • On-site underground parking
  • Private resident dining area
  • Secure bike storage
  • Full service concierge 
  • Package retrieval service
  • Professional management with 24-hour turnaround guarantee on all maintenance service requests

Right now 530 square foot studio apartments start at $2600 a month. 1-bedrooms range from 748 to 783 square feet and start at $3200 a month. 3-bedrooms are 1300 square feet and start at $4950 a month.




Brand New Luxury Apartment Building Opens in Roslindale Village

Parkside on Adams is a brand new 43-unit luxury apartment building located in Roslindale Village near Adams Park.  Built in 2015, the building has four floors each with its own unique floor plan. Every apartment comes with floor to ceiling windows in addition to solid surface counters, carpeted bedrooms, and attached decks.  Some features that residents can look forward to include:

  • On-site fitness center
  • Private roof deck
  • Garage parking
  • Walking distance to commuter rail, shops and restaurants
  • Controlled access to building
  • Nearby seasonal Farmer's Market on Saturdays
  • Pets welcome
  • Restaurant on first floor of building

Although the 43 units at Parkside on Adams only recently became available to rent, interest is high and they are expected to go quickly.  The following types of apartments are still available:

  • Studio apartments with one bathroom, 570 to 580 square feet, starting at $1,550 per month
  • One bedrooms with one bathroom, 740 to 800 square feet, starting at $2,400 per month
  • Two bedrooms with one bathroom, 900 to 1470 square feet, starting at $2,650 per month

A security deposit equal to one month's rent is due upon signing a one-year lease.  It costs an additional $125 per month to claim a spot in the building's underground parking garage.

Interested in Parkside on Adams?  Contact us today!

Interested in Parkside on Adams?  Contact us today!


Live in the Tallest Residential Building in the Boston Fenway Neighborhood

Construction on the 30-story, 200-unit Pierce Boston Condo building began in late fall of 2015, and is expected to be complete in winter 2017.  This new luxury condominium building will be steps to Fenway Park, the Longwood Medical Area, and the Green Line public transportation.  What sets the Pierce Boston Condos apart from other nearby luxury accommodations is that it will be the tallest residential building in the entire Boston Fenway neighborhood.  Residents will have views of the city like no other.

The sleek, svelte building sits at the intersection of Boylston Street and Brookline Avenue.  The 200 condo units are on the upper floors of the 28,000 square foot building.  Lower floors will contain retail space, restaurants, service-oriented businesses for residents, and several luxury apartments.

Residents will enjoy the following amenities at Pierce Boston Condos:

  • Outdoor roof deck pool
  • On-site garage parking
  • Concierge services
  • Fitness center for residents and guests only
  • Private roof deck "cabanas" available for purchase

Pierce Boston Condos will include "junior" 1-bedrooms (612 ft2), 1-bedroom units (658 - 761 ft2), 1-bedroom-plus-dens (815 - 949 ft2), 2-bedrooms (1148 - 1296 ft2), 2-bedroom-plus-dens (1515 ft2), and 3-bedrooms (1852 ft2).  There are also larger, Penthouse units available as well. 

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The AVA Back Bay Apartments: Convenient City Living and a Walker's Paradise

The AVA Back Bay Apartments offer the ultimate in city living.  The building is within walking distance of The Copley and Prudential T-stations, making it easy for you to enjoy all that Boston has to offer.  Bars, pubs, restaurants, and up-scale shopping are just some of the things you can explore right outside your front door.  Boston’s Back Bay area also includes such well-known landmarks at The Pour House, Wired Puppy, and The Trident Booksellers and Café.

Each of the studio, one, two, and three-bedroom units include unique and modern designs.  The AVA Back Bay Apartments connect to The Shops at Prudential by skyway, so you don’t even have to go outside to shop if you don’t want to. The building’s common area includes a large flat screen TV for you to sit comfortably with friends and watch the big game.

Some of the amenities you will enjoy while living here include:

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Bike lobby and storage area
  • Garage parking
  • Package acceptance 
  • Cat friendly
  • Guest suites available
  • On-site Enterprise car share
  • In-unit washer and dryer for all two and three-bedroom apartments

Studio apartments range from 543 to 560 square feet and start at $2,400 monthly.  One-bedroom are 840 square feet and start at $3,670 monthly.  Apartments with two bedrooms and two bathrooms range from 1,215 to 1,243 square feet and start at $5,185.  Prospective renters should call for pricing and availability of three-bedroom units.

Interested in AVA Back Bay Apartments?  Contact us today!

Interested in AVA Back Bay Apartments?  Contact us today!