Positioned on one of the coveted corners of the building, this spacious one bedroom has an open floor plan with tons of windows and light. There is a renovated eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and matching breakfast bar and a lovely area facing the harbor for dining. The newly renovated bathroom features designer finishes including a beautifully tiled shower, vanity and a Neorest Toilet/Bidet. The bedroom has wall-to-wall windows with breathtaking views and a wall of closets. This home has hardwood floors, designer lighting, washer/dryer, valet parking, abundant storage and deeded garage parking. Strada234, nestled between the North End and Boston Waterfront, offers 24-hour concierge, valet parking, fitness center and on-site management. This sought-after property is next to the Garden, steps to the heart of the North End, Downtown Boston and all major transportation points.
SOUTH FACING TOWN HOME AT HARBOR’S EDGE WITH SWEEPING HARBOR SKYLINE, AND SEAPORT VIEWS AND 2 PRIVATE DECKS!
Due to the mild winter, many owners in the Waterfront / North End neighborhood have decided to put their properties on the market earlier than normal. Even regardless of the unusually warm weather, the market appears to be getting stronger. We have seen an influx of both motivated buyers and sellers in the marketplace of late. While typically New Englanders are battling the elements at this time of year, we have had the luxury of a mild winter, making it much easier for buyers to look at potential Boston waterfront properties and for sellers to showcase their homes.
At CL Waterfront Properties, we have a very positive outlook for the housing market in 2012, and urge sellers not to delay – put your home on the market as soon as possible! Within just the first two weeks of the year, there have been ten new properties listed in the Waterfront / North End neighborhood, and there are currently seventeen properties that either have accepted offers or are under agreement. It’s an exciting time to be involved in luxury Boston real estate! For more information about the selling and listing prices for the Waterfront/North End in the near year, please contact Scott Accorsini today.
At the January 12, 2012 NEWRA meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center, there was a unanimous vote to revise the procedure for reviewing zoning and licensing applications for Boston waterfront properties. In the past the applicant needed to make a presentation in front of the full membership at monthly meetings. In a 28-0 vote, the association has agreed that it is not necessary to bring the matters of zoning or licensing in front of the entire membership if the issue does not raise community concerns.
Zoning and licensing matters have been the main focus of many of the NEWRA meetings in the past. With this revision, it will allow the membership to focus on other important issues that may surface in the community. Local businesses will also be saving time and money which would typically be allocated for community review. The zoning and licensing committee will continue to review all applications and enforce the neighbor notification policy.
With the holidays right around the corner, sales activity for Boston waterfront properties has increased. Not only has this activity been a trend along the Waterfront, November marked the fifth straight month in which home sales have improved nationwide, according to an article in the Boston Globe, December 22, 2011.
Real estate professionals agree that sellers have become more realistic about their Boston luxury condos‘ values. The Boston Globe recently quoted Sheryl Simon, a Principal with Benoit, Mizner, Simon & Co., about this topic: “The sellers have now realized that they are not going to get the prices their neighbors got in 2005, 2006, 2007”. Not only have home sales increased, but cash buyers are up about 30 percent compared to this time last year.
Whether you’re a cash buyer or taking out a mortgage, now is a great time with to buy, with motivated sellers and rates in the low 4’s. Don’t hesitate – contact CL Waterfront Properties today! Happy Holidays!
By: Chris Smith
14 million Americans used QR codes this past June alone, according to a recent ComScore study – and useage is rising dramatically. You’ve probably already seen QR codes, although you might not know exactly what they do or what purpose they serve.
QR codes work a lot like the bar codes you see on items in the grocery store – with one major exception. Bar codes store minimal info about an item, typically the stock number and often also the price. QR codes are keyed to a specific URL – so they can take you with a quick scan of a smartphone to the web address of an amazing Boston luxury condo! We have been using QR codes for quite a while now, on pretty much any printed material we generate. The codes are a very simple and useful way to give people access to more information than you can share with someone in print – and by bringing people to your website, you can interact with them on a much more personal, social level.
Click the QR codes you see on listing sheets in the window of our Waterfront offices, on materials you print from this site, and on brochures you see at our open houses to go directly to full details about any of our fabulous Boston waterfront properties. To find out more about the luxury Boston real estate we represent or to learn more about how we use technology to help our clients sell for top dollar or find the perfect new home, contact CL Waterfront Properties today – or scan one of our QR codes with your smartphone!
The New York Times recently showcased our listing of Penthouse 108 at Channel Center in their prestigious Great Homes and Destinations feature. Listed by Carmela Laurella, this fantastic 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo is offered at $1,350,000. The Seaport District is home to some fantastic luxury Boston real estate, and Channel Center is one of the best buildings in the neighborhood.
The Times piece spoke very highly of this unique penthouse, mentioning such amenities as the 144 bottle wine storage unit, double ovens and private balcony. The master bedroom offers views of Boston Harbor, and the building’s amenities include a full-time concierge and deeded garage parking. CL Waterfront Properties is proud to have our exclusive listing featured in the Grey Lady – read the full New York Times article here. To find out more about Boston waterfront properties such as this fine example, contact CL Waterfront Properties today.
Thanks to the current combination of low mortgage rates and reasonably priced properties on the market, many people have found that it has become less expensive to be a homeowner than a renter. As Boston waterfront real estate prices have begun to stabilize and rents have continued to increase, many consumers have realized that their monthly mortgage payment on a home (after a 20% down payment) would be less than their monthly rent on the same property. In the Boston market, the median monthly mortgage payment has remained just about equal with median monthly rental prices. This presents an interesting question to potential homebuyers: would you rather pay the same monthly amount for a property and gain real equity, or simply pay rent which you will never see again? Now, more than ever, this may be the ideal time to become a homebuyer with mortgage rates at all-time lows.
By: Scott Accorsini
“The Pointe” at Commercial Wharf, a development site comprised of 15,834 square feet of prime luxury Boston real estate, has recently been made available for purchase. This is an extremely rare opportunity for development along Boston’s prized Waterfront district, and the value of nearby North End real estate is sure to continue climbing as a result of this new development.
The Pointe is among the most coveted locations in Boston, offering superior access to and from some of the city’s finest neighborhoods. What makes development of The Pointe such a rare opportunity is this critical acessibility, not to mention the breathtaking views afforded of Boston’s iconic skyline.
Originally a humble docking port, The Pointe is a now an ideal location for deluxe residential and commercial space, and will surely be home to some amazing new Waterfront condos. Contact CL Waterfront Properties, LLC today for more information on The Pointe and Boston’s Waterfront district. If you are in the market to develop premium property, don’t miss this chance of a lifetime to make a lasting impression on Boston’s Waterfront!