Moving birth equity forward in Boston

At this critical juncture in our nation’s social landscape, we can help launch a place where folks can choose and shape the birthing experience on their terms. Neighborhood Birth Center will be Boston’s first freestanding community birth center, a home/spa-like place where highly trained midwives provide prenatal, labor and birth, and postpartum care. A sanctuary that centers families […] Read More

How do we clear this interest rate hurdle? 

As of mid-June—which is typically the height of the Boston area spring season—it appears that the overall speed and volume of home sales may be slowing down. Though the number of homes for sale remains extremely low, many home buyers who would be prepared to compete fiercely are holding back. Folks seem to be prioritizing […] Read More

A Shifting Market: What’s going to free up buyers and renters?

Three key factors drove the dramatic, unprecedented seller’s market that the Boston area has experienced for the past decade: a housing shortage (for rentals and sales), high rent prices, and historically low interest rates. The severe lack of rental housing coming out of the last recession drove landlords to hike up rents or cash in […] Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of Good Boston Living

On Saturday, May 7, we gathered with clients, colleagues, friends and family to belatedly celebrate my 10th anniversary in real estate at our spring fête! A special thank you to all of those who were able to make it to honor this milestone together.  Despite the cold and wind, Larz Anderson Auto Museum was filled […] Read More

Buying While Selling: What Comes First?

About a third of our clients are buying and selling at the same time, or back-to-back. Which to do first, and how do you leverage the equity in your current home?  We think through critical questions to clarify your best scenario within a competitive market––paying attention to your cash on hand and financing options––and aiming […] Read More

Jumping in to the Pre-Spring Market

As we cross the threshold into January, folks often get energized about their real estate plans. This might be the most strategic moment to dive in. Home sellers and buyers both tend to think of spring as their target timeframe for making sales and moves. In the Boston area, this is due in part to […] Read More

How We Helped Bring a Celebrated COVID Vaccine Scientist to Boston

CLIENT FEATURE: DR. KIZZMEKIA CORBETT Client, friend, and public health scientist Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett and her research colleagues have been named TIME’s 2021 “Heroes of the Year” for their innovative work in developing the mRNA-based platform for the COVID-19 vaccines. New to Boston, Dr. Corbett has also been dubbed “The People’s Scientist” as a 2021 […] Read More

Join Our Team: Buyer’s Agent and Showings Agent

High-performing residential real estate team based with Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is seeking stellar people to serve and develop its $50 million sales base. With offices in Jamaica Plain, Brookline and Newton Centre, work closely with team lead Melony Swasey to attentively and strategically close purchases with clients. Buyer’s Agent: Read About the Role Showings […] Read More

Recasting Your Mortgage Can Be Strategic—and Save You Money

If you’re selling and buying simultaneously—or buying before your routine bonus comes in or before vesting stock options—planning to recast your mortgage can allow you to purchase strategically in a competitive field, and save money. (Ask your loan officer about loan products that allow it.)  A lender allowing you to recast your mortgage means you […] Read More

Our 2021 Donation Recipients

The Good Boston Living team is honored to make a tradition of year-end donations to nonprofit organizations on behalf of our clients and supporters. This year, we’re donating one percent of our sales revenue.  After receiving suggestions from our community, we’ve chosen these organizations engaged in the vital work of public health, housing equity, the […] Read More