Just last week, I caught up with the best rental agent in the area. I was begging a favor. She was glad that I called in late July, because she was too busy through June and July to even consider taking time for my favor. Now, she says, is her slow time. Slow time?
Every year, The Boston Globe publishes a Sunday article on the sudden, increased demand on rental housing that occurs every year in late July and August in the Boston area. Well, here it is!
If you are moving into the Boston area and you do not have a place to live yet, you are behind the curve. The good rental agents have an ongoing stream of apartments coming available starting in March or April. By the end of July, the best ones are gone. What you will be shopping for are the leftovers and the vacated places of those who have traded up or bought.
Greater Boston attracts some of the best educated and brightest people in the world. If you are so smart, why do you choose to apartment hunt at the last minute, when demand is high and supply is low? Next year, do better. Write me in March, Iíll introduce you to my rental agent friend.
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