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What to expect renting an apartment for the 1st time in Boston

Hello! Thanks for giving us a chance to help you this year. If you’re new to the rental process, I hope you’ll find this helpful. My goal is to let you know what to expect from the process and what to look out for should you happen to not rent through Preview Properties again this… Read More >

Everything you need to know (and avoid) to have the best rental experience necessary

The snow has melted.  You’ve finally ventured outside without having to maneuver over 8-foot snow banks.  You haven’t needed to resort to the move when you slip on ice and still try to look cool at the same time by incorporating a dance move (the robot, perhaps) top cover for your flailing limbs.  You start… Read More >

How does the Allston/Brighton rental market compare to the rest of the country?

I remember getting the call that opened my eyes up to the fact that I wasn’t just living in an expensive city, rather one of the most expensive in the country.  Joe, from Sleepy Eye, Minnesota (Real town) was looking for a 2 bedroom apartment.  Great, I informed Joe, we had plenty of 2 bedroom… Read More >

How long is too long to wait on “pulling the trigger” on an apartment that meets most of your needs in a busy market?

I once had a client who I was taking out to see apartments in Allston in the middle of July.  It was very hot, both market wise and temperature wise. My clients had recently lost out on a two bedroom apartment because the landlord had accepted another group.  I knew I was showing them a… Read More >

What in the heck is Oak Square and why should I live there?

 The name, Oak Square, gets tossed around a lot in discussions regarding popular neighborhoods in and around Boston, especially Brighton.  The Oak Square neighborhood of Brighton has humble beginnings.  Formed around an ancient oak tree which once stood along an Indian path, Oak Square originated as a village comprised of Nonatatum and Faneuil Streets.  When… Read More >