Boston is not unfamiliar with high priced real estate but for the most part the buyers in the city have been local. The buyers have mainly been professionals working Downtown of wealthy empty-nesters moving-in from the suburbs. With the rapid growth of new construction in Boston there has been a new influx of buyers who do not fit the traditional mold. Many foreign investors are buying up high price condos in Boston where they see room for growth in the real estate market. New York City has always been a hot-spot for foreign investors to buy real estate but now many see Boston as a cheaper alternative with a great up-side. The recently completed Millennium Tower has buyers from all around the globe. In a recent Boston Globe article it was noted that a single buyer from China purchased 16 units in the new ultra-luxury tower. Many foreign buyers are limited in the investments they can make in their home countries and are also nervous about instability. With the great development boom we are going through in Boston we can be sure that the city will remain appealing for International buyers for years to come.
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