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Mortgage Q&A: How do I convert my primary residence to a rental?

Posted by Justin Rollo July 8, 2014 01:55 PM

Today's article comes to us from a question posed by one of our readers. We love answering our reader's questions whenever possible. Should you want answers to any of your real estate please don't hesitate to send them over to


West Roxbury Real Estate Market Update - 06.24.14

Posted by Justin Rollo June 24, 2014 01:20 PM

After a short break from blogging we're back and better than ever here on Boston Real Estate by the Numbers. Going forward we will be adding much more video and interactive content than we have in the past. We'll have daily updates on the Boston real estate market on our Youtube channel and will continue to post both video updates and real estate articles here. Let us know what you think of the new video format in the comments here or on our Youtube channel.


The World Series of Real Estate?

Posted by Justin Rollo May 29, 2014 02:40 PM


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.


Buying a Condo in Boston? Some things you need to know.

Posted by Justin Rollo May 23, 2014 10:17 AM

Chances are if you are looking to buy a home in Boston, and many of its suburbs, condominiums will be part of your home search. Condominiums offer an excellent alternative to a single-family home, especially if you want maintenance free living. If you are starting your search, or you are a seasoned open house visitor, you should be familiar with the lingo associated with condominiums.


What does a Single Family Home Cost 5 miles outside of Downtown Boston?

Posted by Justin Rollo May 1, 2014 03:39 PM

Today we're taking a quick look at the cost of purchasing a home in 8 communities who are all, as the crow flies, approximately 5 miles from Downtown Boston. Where is there the most value? Which areas are seeing the largest price increases? Let us know which of these communities you'd like to buy in by tweeting us @propinthehub using #outsidebos5mi


A South Boston Real Estate Slowdown?

Posted by Justin Rollo April 25, 2014 07:02 PM

Price drops have seen a dramatic spike in South Boston in the last few months and the number of properties going for over asking price has seen a similarly dramatic decrease over the same period. Some see these two factors as ominous signs for one of Boston's hottest real estate markets, but is there really a slowdown occurring in Southie or is the neighborhood just finally starting to feel the effects of the skyrocketing prices over the last 24 months?


New Listing! 254 Bowen St #1, South Boston

Posted by Justin Rollo April 1, 2014 11:12 PM

A beautifully renovated condo in South Boston for under $340,000? Today we're thrilled to announce 254 Bowen St #1, another new listing in South Boston on this blog. Listed at $339,000 this 2009 gut renovated condo is packed with extras like Carrera Marble counters, Stainless Bosch Appliances, an in-unit washer and dryer, and an exclusive use patio and ready for it's new owner to enjoy.


New Listing Alert! 2 Dixfield St, South Boston - Single Family with Parking!

Posted by Justin Rollo March 19, 2014 12:09 AM

Have you been looking for a single family home in South Boston recently only to be blown away by the prices? We're premiering a new listing today on the East Side of South Boston near Thomas Park that just may cure your house hunting blues.

2 Dixfield St is a detached single family home boasting 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a huge new deck and best of all, off street parking! (Note: Current owner actually parks two cars at property, only partial curb cut for 2nd spot though) All this for $509,000. This property is a great option for both the owner occupant or investor. Move in right away and enjoy the updates or add your finishing touches. Either way you will not want to miss this one!


South Boston Pre-Market Listings

Posted by Justin Rollo March 11, 2014 05:30 AM

Today we're offering our readers an exclusive first look at a few pre-market homes for sale in South Boston. None of the homes listed below are publicly available on any other site as of yet! As one of our readers you have an opportunity to see them first. We've included a short breakdown of our two featured pre-market properties as well as the general specs for one other pre-market home in the neighborhood. If you are interested in these properties or future pre-market opportunities please fill out our short form to get on our pre-market buyer list. From there we will reach out to you to discuss next steps.


Get Yourself Prepared to Make an Offer

Posted by Justin Rollo March 4, 2014 02:38 PM

"The Southie ones were a bust. One unit had multiple offers before we could even get in and there was a line for the open house."

~ South Boston Home Buyer

It may not feel like it, but Spring is here. At least the Spring Home Buying Market is here and is hot throughout Greater Boston. A common compliant most home buyers have is the lack of inventory. There are reports of lines out the door at open houses with many listings going under agreement after the first open house with multiple offers. If you are not armed with a pre-approval letter before you start your home search, you could be scrambling to get your paperwork to your mortgage advisor over the weekend before final and best offers are due by Sunday night.


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Justin Rollo of RE/Max Realty Plus in South Boston provides an analytical and irreverent look at the Boston real estate market. More »
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