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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is taking a cue from the Empire State. On the heels of New York’s decision to eliminate broker fees for renters in the city in an unexpected addendum to last year’s rent laws, Walsh has announced the creation of a group that will study the idea of doing the same in Boston. Read more →
Even in normal times, renting an apartment in Boston can be a stressful affair. Now, as the city hits the traditional peak of its highly seasonal rental market — a time when thousands of college students sign leases for the coming school year — the coronavirus crisis is wreaking havoc on the process of finding a place to live around here. Read more →
For decades, Sept. 1 has served as the start of a new year for a significant population of Boston residents: college students. In student-heavy neighborhoods like Allston, Brighton, and Fenway, U-Hauls and SUVs line the streets that day, kicking off the city’s most famous rental cycle. Read more →
It’s one of the most hated things about apartment-hunting in Boston: that extra month’s rent you often have to fork over to a real estate broker just for the privilege of renting a beat-up two-bedroom in Allston or Somerville. But New York, one of the few other places in the United States where such broker fees are common, just banned them. Read more →
By the time August rolls around, only the daredevils and deal-seekers are still looking for apartments in Boston, scouring the picked-over listings. The rest of us are Allston Christmasing and luxuriating, warily, in the peace of our signed leases and too-high rents. But this year, September is a few weeks away and the rental market is almost unrecognizable. Read more →
“IT’S A RENTER’S MARKET” hasn’t been uttered in the Greater Boston area for over a decade, but now it’s being heard over and over again as landlords cut their prices to attract tenants in a market transformed by the coronavirus. Here’s a glimpse of the deals being offered. A two-bedroom in Allston for $1,900 with no security deposit or broker fee. Read more →
With apartment vacancy rates soaring in real estate markets from San Francisco to London to Singapore, renters finally have leverage. Some landlords would rather give tenants a break on rent than risk having apartments sit empty after tenants find better options. And the deals are out there: The monthly rent for a Manhattan studio apartment has fallen 17% from last year, and the number of listings has tripled. Read more →