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Greetings! I have something special in store for you! We are featuring a great listing in East Cambridge right near the Lechmere T stop! I know some of you may be thinking, who cares?! Well, it’s exciting for us because East Cambridge is a great neighborhood with a lot of potential… And we aren’t the only ones who think so!
If you are native of Cambridge I am sure you will agree that living in the North Point area opposed to say, Harvard Square, is a lot more desirable. I assure you, you will not get the hustle and bustle of tourists crowding your neighborhood 24/7! The authentic “mom and pop” shops are still going strong, the Landmark Kendall Square Theatre is just minutes away, and the accessibility to the Charles River is like no other! A local favorite is The Courthouse Fish Market. People come from all over to visit this neighborhood gem!
Some of you may be thinking that there’s no “neighborhood feeling”, well that is where the Lechmere Square working Group comes into play! Made up of members of the East Cambridge Planning Team, this hardworking group of people has dedicated a lot of time and effort to developing a plan to relocate the Lechmere Station. They are proposing to develop a year-round public market, seasonal farmer’s market, and an open square in place of the current Lechmere T Station. Their website is great! Check it out to see all their plans.
Here's a link to our Featured Property! --- Don't forget you can have it furnished or unfurnished!--- Now that you have an idea of what the community of East Cambridge is like, maybe it would be the right fit to join them!
Do you rely on public transportation in Boston? Getting in and out of the city is so convenient! Working in Cambridge may seem like a "commute" but I just hop on the Red Line to either Porter Square, Central Square, Harvard Square or Davis Square, and it's a piece of cake!!!
Well congratulations to the MBTA!! according to WalkScore.com Boston made the top 3 "most walkable neighborhoods" in the country!! As for Cambridge, because of our great subways and buses, we scored an "Excellent Transit Score" and a "Walkers Paradise"!
Put on your sneakers and get walking!!
Greetings Apartment Hunters!
Have you been searching for a new home for a while now? Are you overwhelmed and don't know what to look for? Well, take a breather, I have a couple tips that you want to keep in mind while on the hunt. It will make things go a lot more smoothly!
First off, make sure you are honest with your rental broker! Don't paint a picture that makes you out to be something that you're not! Ask yourself, what is your lifestyle? Are you student? Business professional? Do you have a family? What is important to you?? If you are honest with your broker they can help you find a home that will fit the mold you want.
Next, when you actually get to the property, really take a look around! Notice the general upkeep, parking situation, (if there is any!) and the exterior of the building, especially the windows and balconies. These aspects speak volumes as to the integrity and maintenance of the building. Not to encourage snooping, but a five-second peek can save years of headaches!
Another issue to point out is WHEN you go to the property. Do you have children? Will you be living alone? The number one thing you want to make sure of with your new home is do you feel safe? Taking a drive by the property at night won't hurt-- it will help! How do you feel in the neighborhood at night?? Is it well lit? Are there people around? If there are, do you feel safe around them? If you feel any hesitation, this is where the security of your property comes into play. Is there an alarm system? Concierge? Is it gated? If you are in love with the inside of the unit, you want to be in love with the outside and its’ surroundings as well!
Now, if everything feels right, and you are ready to sign those papers, make sure you go with your gut and you’re satisfying all your needs. Keep in mind, the beauty of renting is, you’re not locked down! Don’t stress, we’re here to help!!
Hello First time Home Buysers!
I found this great article on kitchen trends going toward the European style the other day. Home Help: Kitchen Trends go Euro is saying that designers are heading toward focusing on open wall space instead of cabinets and countertops! What do you think? Do you think this could work in your kitchen?
They also touch on how the kitchen is moving toward being the focal point in an open floor plan. I personally love that idea!
Hope you all enjoy this article! More to come!