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Here’s June 2017’s Monthly Indicators report from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® showing Boston real estate market trends.
June 2017 Greater Boston Real Estate Market Trends
Amid the continued shortage in the supply of homes for sale in Greater Boston and appreciating home values, sales of single-family homes and condominiums remained steady in June according to data released by the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR).
The single-family detached home market experienced a slight softening in sales in June as 1,907 homes we sold compared to the 1,938 homes sold in June 2016. Despite this 1.6 percent decline, this was the second highest sales volume on record for the month of June in Greater Boston, following last year’s record-high total, and is well above the historical monthly average of 1,663 homes sold. The condo market also experienced a modest decline in sales of 5.0 percent, as the 1,342 condos sold last month fell short of the June 2016 total of 1,413 units sold. This is the sixth highest sales total on record for the month of June and remains above the historical monthly average of 1,284 units sold.
- June condo sales DOWN -5.0%
- Median prices UP 4.0% ($525,000)
- Active Listings DOWN -19.5% to 1,864
- Listings added to the market UP 3.9% over last year (1,506 from 1,449 in 2016)
- June single-family home sales DOWN -1.6%
- Median prices UP 5.1% ($615,000)
- Active Listings DOWN -29.7% to 3,090
- Listings added to the market DOWN -14.3% over last year (1,845 from 2,152 in 2016)
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When it comes to securing your dream apartment your pet’s resume is just as important as your application. I know it sounds silly, but hey it’s 2017! Providing a pet resume along with your application demonstrates to a landlord that you take pet ownership seriously and will take full responsibility for your pet’s health, behavior, registrations and vaccinations.
Landlords face risks every time they let complete strangers into their income property. They hope it doesn’t end up ruined or seriously damaged. And let’s face it, some pets increase the likelihood. But as you and I know, not all pets pose an equal threat to their property.
Pet resumes may help you overcome any prejudices or previous negative experiences that a landlord may have about pets. Conveying a detailed summary of your pet’s best qualities: whether they’ve been vaccinated, registered or trained, improves your chance of application success. It can turn a pet-tolerant landlord into a pet-friendly one!
- Name of pet
- Description of your pet breed, age, activity level, and temperament
- Photos of your pet
- Characteristics that make your pet suitable for city living
- Something special about your pet’s personality
- Examples of your pet’s good behavior
- Obedience training, include certificates if available
- Flea and external parasite prevention
- Intestinal parasite prevention
- Vaccination status
- How you look after your pet, and how urine/feces are cleaned up and disposed of
- Where your pets will be kept on the property
- References from your veterinarian and pet trainer
- References from previous landlords and/or neighbors
- Microchip and registration
- Pet insurance or health insurance
- Arrangements for taking care of your pets when you are at work or out of town
- If you have multiple animals describe how well they get along, and how they keep each other company when you’re not home