The Batterymarch Insider

“The Batterymarch Insider” is a brief snapshot of our current market thinking and some highlights of what we see going on in the downtown Boston market. As always, our “terms of use” apply. We encourage you to subscribe.

In this issue:

  • 37 Branch Street – “Quasi-Single Family” a Bit Too Quirky for Us
  • 73 Mount Vernon St., unit 1 – Garden & Parlors, a Dime a Dozen
  • 1 Franklin St., unit 3704 – Another Investor Loss at Millennium Tower – Well Sold

What’s Catching Our Eye

The Batterymarch Insider

“The Batterymarch Insider” is a brief snapshot of our current market thinking and some highlights of what we see going on in the downtown Boston market. As always, our “terms of use” apply. We encourage you to subscribe.

In this issue:

  • 36 Commonwealth, unit 1 – $7.5 Million Triplex With No Owner?
  • 68 Beacon, apt. 3W – Co-Op Discounts in Boston?
  • 192 Commonwealth, unit 9 – Well Bought

What’s Catching Our Eye

The Batterymarch Insider

“The Batterymarch Insider” is a brief snapshot of our current market thinking and some highlights of what we see going on in the downtown Boston market. As always, our “terms of use” apply. We encourage you to subscribe.

In this issue:

  • 180 Beacon Street – Taking care of business while doing your business?
  • 110 Arlington Street, unit 4 – Value trap
  • 122 Commonwealth Avenue, unit 2 – Well sold
  • 4-5 Arlington Street, unit 7 – Well bought

What’s Catching Our Eye

The Batterymarch Insider

“The Batterymarch Insider” is a brief snapshot of our current market thinking and some highlights of what we see going on in the downtown Boston market. As always, our “terms of use” apply. We encourage you to subscribe.

In this issue:

  • Price Slashed at the Sudbury – Where is Bulfinch Crossing?
  • Real Estate Commissions – What Buyers Need to Know
  • 17 Louisburg Square – $13.5 Million, Well Sold
  • 157 Beacon Street – 12 Price Reductions, Well Bought

What’s Catching Our Eye

The Batterymarch Insider

“The Batterymarch Insider” is a brief snapshot of our current market thinking and some highlights of what we see going on in the downtown Boston market. As always, our “terms of use” apply. We encourage you to subscribe.

In this issue:

  • The “Off Market” Market – Buyer Beware
  • 73 Beacon Street – Gentrifying the Gentrification
  • 100 Beacon Street, penthouse – Great Unit, Busy Intersection, Well Sold
  • 220 Boylston Street, unit 1515 – $16.5 Million Trophy, Well Bought

What’s Catching Our Eye

The Batterymarch Insider

“The Batterymarch Insider” is a brief snapshot of our current market thinking and some highlights of what we see going on in the downtown Boston market. As always, our “terms of use” apply. We encourage you to subscribe.

In this issue:

  • Corona What? The Luxury Market is Alive and Well
  • 142 Beacon Street, Penhouse – No Triplex Discount – Well Sold
  • 344 Marlborough Street – Solid Single Family – Well Bought

What’s Catching Our Eye

The Batterymarch Insider

“The Batterymarch Insider” is a brief snapshot of our current market thinking and some highlights of what we see going on in the downtown Boston market. As always, our “terms of use” apply. We encourage you to subscribe.

In this issue:

  • New Construction Glut – Has it Started?
  • 28 Chestnut Street – Another $10 Million Beacon Hill Single Family
  • 3 Joy Street, unit 2 – Solid Value – Well Bought
  • 196 Beacon Street, unit 3 – Seller Hits a Home Run – Well Sold

What’s Catching Our Eye

The Batterymarch Insider

“The Batterymarch Insider” is a brief snapshot of our current market thinking and some highlights of what we see going on in the downtown Boston market. As always, our “terms of use” apply. We encourage you to subscribe.

In this issue:

  • 17 Louisburg Square – Finally Gets a Contract
  • 14 Wallnut Street – The Heart of Beacon Hill, But You’ll Need a Lawnmower
  • 117 Pinckney Street – Single Family Value Play
  • 400 Stuart Street, unit 15A – Not Our Favorite Building, But – Well Bought
  • 54 Pinckney Street – Great House, Flipper Gets a Hefty Profit – Well Sold

What’s Catching Our Eye

Real Estate Brokerage “Cartel” Accused of Conspiracy

Big name real estate brokers and others are accused of ripping off consumers in a class action lawsuit

Sticker shock best describes peoples’ reactions to the commission rates charged by real estate brokers. For all of the gimmicky talk from major real estate firms about their amazing proprietary technology platforms, why aren’t consumers benefiting in the form of lower fees and better service?

These questions apparently got the attention of a Hartford-based law firm which last week filed a class action lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court. The named defendants in the case include MLS Information Network “MLS” (which services much of Massachusetts), Realogy Holdings (the parent company of Sotheby’s International Realty, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, and others), HomeServices of America, RE/MAX, and Keller Williams.

The Batterymarch Insider

“The Batterymarch Insider” is a brief snapshot of our current market thinking and some highlights of what we see going on in the downtown Boston market. As always, our “terms of use” apply. We encourage you to subscribe.

In this issue:

  • Seller Fatigue, Shadow Inventory, and Winter Deals
  • $10 Million Condo Club Gets a New Member
  • A Mulligan on Commonwealth Avenue
  • Millennium Tower, unit 5403 – Seller Takes a Painful Hit – Well Bought
  • 50 Liberty Drive, unit 6 – Third Owner in Less Than Three Years – Well Sold

What’s Catching Our Eye