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Seaport District Boston Lofts

Exclusive Penthouse Loft in the Seaport

Sleeper Street

Boston Lofts presents a rare opportunity to own a beautiful penthouse loft in Boston's Seaport. 

The lofts at 33 Sleeper Street are perfectly situated across from an open air lot with a 100 year city lease, providing the loft with unobstructed water views of the fort point channel and the city skyline. 

The interiors are just as impressive as the view, with an entire wall of red brick and exposed sand blasted wooden ceilings and beams. The combination of high ceilings and four skylights keep the space feeling very airy and open. The simple, rustic space provides opportunity for new owners to really add their own special touch. 

Sleeper Street

There is a custom platform with hardwood floors, built-in bookcases and more that add a clear definition and separation to the space. 

33 Sleeper Street provides residents with plenty of amenities, including deeded courtyard parking just steps from the front door, deeded storage, extra bike storage, an in-unit washer and dryer, plenty of closet space, a doorman and new elevators. 

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Across the 1,263 SF there is easy conversion potential for creating a second bedroom, giving this space a huge number of possibilities. 

Located in the heart of Boston's newest restaurant row and just minutes from multiple transit lines, this loft is conveniently located for local amenities and traveling around the rest of Boston. 

Contact us to hear more details about this rare opportunity today! 

The Watermark Seaport Distinctive Lofts

Right in the middle of Fort Point and the Seaport is the new Watermark Seaport luxury building. 

The 17-story luxury tower offers contemporary apartments and a 65-unit loft building and perfectly combines the area's innovation and art origins. 

In the midst of two lively urban cores, the building is surrounded by a great selection of outdoor space, including: Seaport Square Green and Fan Pier Park, complete with a dog park, playground and basketball court. 

The lofts offer a unique space for residents and the building has over 15,000 square feet of amenities. With a rooftop sky deckm a second-floor terrace including fire pits and trees and a yoga studio and fitness center, the building has everything you'd expect from a luxury building in this area. 

As a special touch, the building is filled with commissioned work from indie artists around Fort Point. The ground floor will also soon be home to the first CVS in the Seaport. 

From studios to penthouses, prices range from $2,300 to over $7,000 a month. 

To find your perfect loft in Boston contact us at bostonlofts@advisorsliving.com.

Open House: March 6, 11am-12:30pm Fort Point Penthouse Loft

Open House! Sunday, March 6th from 11:00 am - 12:30pm. Contact Kristy Ganong at 617-642-4538 or kganong@advisorsliving.com for more information. A corner penthouse with 1,922 square feet, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this Seaport loft features modern lines and captures natural light all throughout the space. Industrial loft living blended with the attributes of a luxury home, 21 Wormwood Street underwent a complete remodel in 2008 and features custom cabinetry, imported granite counters and sliders with milled steel hardware. The most impressive attribute, however, is its private deck with breathtaking views stretching across the Seaport District. Come see for yourself and tour this luxury style loft.

For more information about this listing visit Boston Lofts' Fort Point Penthouse Loft.

319 A Street - Seaport District Boston's Newest Lofts Ready for 2016

 

The Seaport District's newest loft-style condo building, 319 A Street is a former "turn-of-the-century" leather goods warehouse reborn as luxury Boston lofts.

Boston Residential Group - behind such buildings as 360 Newbury - has adapted this brick-and-beam gem into 4 top floors of residential condominiums and a ground floor of retail and restaurant space, ready for occupancy in 2016.

Units range from 450 Square Feet to 1,052 Square Feet (Studios to Two Bedrooms), starting at $499,000.
The developer has made significant efforts to sustain the building's original charm and details (enameled brick, studded barn doors, chevron tiles), but includes sustainable & energy efficient features such as efficient lighting and recyclable materials throughout.
319 A's units will be utilize the factory-sized windows as the focal point to brighten the modern fits and finished throughout (zebrawood cabinets, honed black granite countertops).
Common amenities include a covered drive-through and fantastic common roofdeck with incredible views.

A Street is in the heart of the Fort Point Channel, which bridges the ever-popular South Boston's Broadway neighborhood and the true Seaport District. Local restaurants include: Sportello, Menton, Lucky's Lounge, Barlows, Blue Dragon, Row 34, Tavern Row, Drink, Bastille Kitchen. Other area highlights include: Boston Children's Museum, World Trade Center, Institute of Contemporary Art, and several retailers. 

For More Information, Contact:

Paul Santucci
Director of Boston Lofts
617-694-0004
paul@bostonlofts.com

Boston Renters: Can You Negotiate the Broker Fee?

Traditionally, two of the most difficult hurdles to jump over while helping a rental client find the right property in Boston: Pets and Parking. One thing I can assure you with over 10 years in the business: Bostonians are attached to their furry friends and their shiny metal ones. I'm still amazed at how many people decide to get a pet before they have a home of their own AND how many feel they "need" a car in Boston! (Hey - If you need a ride, just ask your friendly neighborhood real estate agent for one - we all have them!)

Over the past 10 years, we've seen another hurdle come into play - the "broker fee". In 2005 - according to MLS - about 1/2 of the loft rentals (I'm using lofts here as that's my specialty) in the Seaport District & Leather District combined were advertising that the landlord was paying the broker fee (to be split between the landlord's agent and the tenant's agent). In 2015, in both neighborhoods, I couldn't find ANY that the landlord was willing to pay the broker fee on, it was up to the tenant to pay the full fee (once again to be split OR just going to the landlord's broker directly).

I'm pretty sure the reason is obvious: supply and demand, right? The market is flooded with prospective tenants, and landlords know they can fill up their vacant spaces pretty quickly. Funny thing though: in 2005, the average days on market for those Seaport & Leather District Lofts: 35 days. in 2015....... 48 days. Ok, in fairness, there were only SEVEN lofts in those areas in 2005, and SIXTY in 2015 that have been rented through the first 8 months.

So, what's the story - why are tenants paying the fee and is it negotiable? Regardless of average days on market, landlords are still able to rent their units out quickly. There has been in influx of new buildings - especially in the Seaport District - BUT there's an abundance of renters out there, too. Last fall and into this spring, some of the new rental buildings were offering no broker fee (some didn't even need to market to brokers) AND a month or two off the rent to start. For the most part, those deal have dwindled. And remember this: if it's on MLS (and trickled down to sites such as BostonLofts.com, etc), it's most likely an individually owned condominium, NOT a unit part of a building owned by one entity. So, that landlord has to have the numbers make sense. If the landlord pays the broker fee, that landlord is essentially brining in 11 months of rent, rather than 12. Naturally, the flip side is that the tenant is paying 13 months of rent if they pay the fee.

Ok, so it's out there and listed as "tenant pays broker fee".... can you negotiate? It's simple - it comes down to the other prospects waiting in the wings, and how strong of a tenant candidate you are. No landlord will eat what's equal to a month's rent if they can rent to someone else, BUT, my suggestion is: ADD VALUE as a tenant. When you come to the appointment, have a Rental Application ready to go. You can get one easily on-line - it's the standard GBREB Rental Application - GOOGLE IT, OR ask the broker you are meeting to send you one in advance. Besides the Application, have proof of employment (letter from HR, recent paystubs, etc), and a recent Credit Report in hand. (Oh, and checkbook too, of course!). You'll make a better case by being prepared and ready to go, rather than saying you like the unit, but need a few days to get your info together. Nothing makes an agent happier than telling the owner that the tenant is interested and oh yeah - he or she came ready with their info and checks! "By the way, they want you to pay the fee or at least half, but they'll sign immediately upon approval" is an easier and more fruitful conversation that the landlord might agree to than "the tenant wants you to pay the fee, and didn't leave me any info, just shooting one across the bow". I guarantee you, you'll be paying that fee Mr or Mrs Tenant if the agent is telling that latter story.

In either case, make sure you are asking the broker out of the gates if the fee is included, how long it's been on the market (this might be your negotiating tactic), and any other fees that might arise (there are move-in move-out fees for some buildings.)

And don't hesitate to reach out to me to discuss your rental loft needs in the Boston area:

Paul Santucci
Director of Boston Lofts
paul@bostonlofts.com
617-694-0004

OH YEAH: here's one north of Boston with NO FEE: www.LynnLofts.com

Munroe Lofts, Lynn MA

Gorgeous Brick and Beam Penthouse Loft at Munroe Lofts in Lynn - NO FEE!

 

South Boston & Seaport Lofts Market Update 2015

Here's the latest data for South Boston / Seaport Loft Sales through 6/23/2015

2015 LOFT SALES

South Boston / Seaport District: Number of Lofts Sold: 24 Average List Price: $751,529 Average Sale Price: $750,104 Average Days on Market: 37 Average Price Per Square Foot: $632 Most Expensive Loft SOLD: $1,485,000 Least Expensive Loft SOLD: $385,000

Boston (includes all neighborhoods): Number of Lofts Sold: 159 Average List Price: $711,915 Average Sale Price: $709,925 Average Days on Market: 52 Average Price Per Square Foot: $614 Most Expensive Loft SOLD: $3,000,000 Least Expensive Loft SOLD: $272,000 ________________________________

2014 LOFT SALES

South Boston / Seaport District: Number of Lofts Sold: 64 Average List Price: $712,779 Average Sale Price: $696,992 Average Days on Market: 41 Average Price Per Square Foot: $587 Most Expensive Loft SOLD: $1,945,000 Least Expensive Loft SOLD: $257,000

Boston (includes all neighborhoods): Number of Lofts Sold: 320 Average List Price: $673,104 Average Sale Price: $665,753 Average Days on Market: 49 Average Price Per Square Foot: $559 Most Expensive Loft SOLD: $5,000,000 Least Expensive Loft SOLD: $194,000

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2013 LOFT SALES

South Boston / Seaport District: Number of Lofts Sold: 77 Average List Price: $583,062 Average Sale Price: $574,603 Average Days on Market: 44 Average Price Per Square Foot: $534 Most Expensive Loft SOLD: $1,945,000 Least Expensive Loft SOLD: $257,000

Boston (includes all neighborhoods): Number of Lofts Sold: 359 Average List Price: $618,741 Average Sale Price: $609,613 Average Days on Market: 46 Average Price Per Square Foot: $538 Most Expensive Loft SOLD: $4,150,000 Least Expensive Loft SOLD: $186,000

For more information on Seaport & South Boston Lofts, visit www.SouthBostonLoft.com

or contact Paul Santucci, Director of Boston Lofts, 617.694.0004 paul@bostonlofts.com

fp3 loft boston

The most expensive loft SOLD in 2015 in the Seaport District / South Boston through 6/23/15. 1800 SF 3 bed at FP3

 

Which Loft Sells First? 2 New Luxury Boston Lofts at 36 A St

Two almost mirror image luxury lofts at 36 A St in South Boston / Seaport are on the market this week. Constructed in 2006, 36 A is a boutique loft building at the cusp of West Broadway in South Boston, the perfect location for a quick hop to Boston's Seaport District and Fort Point Channel, but a commuter's dream too. Featuring amenities such as heated garage parking, common and private roof deck with panoramic Boston views, this is luxury at great price. The units were delivered with floor to ceiling windows (albeit on one side of the lofts, unless you bought a corner unit, then it's two sides!), high-end fits and finishes in the kitchens and baths. And one of my favorite features - EIGHT foot doors!

The Two Lofts on the Market (2C and 5C, so in the same "stack"):

  • 1370 Square Feet
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full Baths
  • Garage Parking
  • Condo Fees: $580
  • Acid Stained Concrete Floors
  • Pet Friendly
  • BOTH priced at $849,000
For more information and private showing of both units at 36 A Street, contact Paul Santucci 617-694-0004 or paul@bostonlofts.com

36 A St South Boston Loft

Open Concept Living and Dining Room at 36 A Street's Luxury Lofts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUGE Island, high end appliances and massive amounts of space to spread out here at the 36 A Street Lofts' Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gorgeous Spa-like Baths at 36 A Street Lofts in South Boston

 

 

Boston Lofts' Loft of the Week - Penthouse at Fp3

Luxurious 2 Bedroom Boston Loft with over 1750 Square Feet of living space AND a private deck at FP3, the Fort Point Channel / Seaport District's most recent loft-condo building, delivered to the market in 2008.

Details:

  • 1751 SF
  • 2 Bedrooms / 2 Baths
  • Atrium-style Windows
  • Private 352 Deck / Patio
  • 2 Full and one 1/2 Bath
  • Panoramic Views of Boston
  • Modern-Style Kitchen and Baths
  • Condo Fee $1720 / mo, includes heat, hot water, gas, elevator, etc
  • Located in Boston's hottest neighborhood!
  • Rental Garage Parking Available
  • Price: $1,751,000

For more information, contact Paul Santucci, Boston Lofts, 617.694.0004, Paul@BostonLofts.com

fp3 Loft

Floor to Ceiling Windows Frame Panoramic View of Boston at FP3 Penthouse

State-of-the-Art Modern Kitchen at Fp3 Boston

Private 352 Square Foot Deck at Fp3 Loft

These Boston Lofts with Fireplaces Are Ready for Winter

Let's not kid ourselves, now. That Boston Red Sox parade was a week ago and you were sporting your World Series T-shirt, but it's Winter today! Get ready for 5 more months of fireplace weather now that your playoff beard is gone....

Here are four Boston Lofts for sale where the fireplaces are waiting for you to cozy up next to and warm up:

 

1. 42 Myrtle Street, Unit A3 , Somerville

  • Price: $529,000
  • Size: 1465 SF, 1 Bed / 1 Bath
  • Condo Fees:$235.87

    42 Myrtle St, Somerville Loft

    Wood Burning Stove at 42 Myrtle Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. 64 East Brookline, Unit 7, South End

  • Price: $689,000
  • Size: 1282 SF, 1 Bed / 1 Bath
  • Condo Fees:$336

64 East Brookline Loft

Two-Sided Gas Fireplace at 64 East Brookline Perfectly Divides the Loft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. 110 Beach Street, Unit 3 , Leather District

  • Price: $1,575,000
  • Size: 2585 SF, 2 Bed / 2 Bath
  • Condo Fees:$765

Leather District Loft

Leather District Loft with Corner Gas Fireplace at 110 Beach Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. 63 Commercial Wharf East, Unit 5-7, Waterfront

  • Price: $2,900,000
  • Size: 2737 SF, 3 Bed / 2 Bath
  • Condo Fees:$1684

Commercial Wharf Loft

Wood Burning Fireplace will heat up this multi-level Commercial Wharf Loft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a private showing of any of these Boston Lofts, contact Paul Santucci, Director of Boston Lofts 617.694.0004  paul@bostonlofts.com

Boston's Seaport District Apartment Rents Plummet

According to the Boston Business Journal, the once rising apartment prices in Boston's Seaport District are actually dropping - they fell by almost 9%  in Q3 2013 - due to the influx of 450 new apartments ready to lease. Average rents in the 3rd Quarter of 2012 were $2,136. This year in Q3, rents are averaging $1,952.

The Seaport is Boston's "hottest" neighborhood, with the addition of the new ICA, Convention Center, buildings such as FP3 Lofts on Congress Street, and the restaurants / retail / office space to go with it.

Click here to read the full article in the BBJ 

For more information regarding office space in the Seaport, visit www.BostonOfficeSpaces.com

315 on A Apartments Boston

Loft Style Apartments at 315 on A in Boston's Seaport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For More Information about lofts and apartments in Boston's Seaport, contact:

Paul Santucci, Director of Boston Lofts, paul@bostonlofts.com 617.694.0004