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There Are No Cheap Apartments in Boston

That's right — there are no cheap apartments in Boston. With that knowledge, you're officially ready to start your apartment search! keep reading...

Posted in Intro to the Boston Rental Market, Boston Rental Playbook

Follow the Plan. Search with Confidence.

Most renters who’ve had a nasty experience looking for apartments say they wish they had some guidance or a plan starting out. Hacking through their apartment search based on Google searches, reddit and "advice" from brokers created a lot of confusion (translation: wasted time, effort and money). keep reading...

Posted in Boston Rental Playbook, Intro to the Boston Rental Market

An In-Depth Look at Relocating to Boston

Although we can’t assist you with the emotional turmoil of uprooting your life and relocating to Boston (presumably for work or school), we can definitely help put your mind at ease about everything you’ll experience on your journey to Boston. keep reading...

Posted in Boston Rental Playbook, Intro to the Boston Rental Market

The Power of Your Boston Network

The best apartments in Boston are often handed down from tenant to tenant like treasured family heirlooms — the property owner never has to market them. If an apartment is on the market (meaning the landlord has started promoting that it's available), rest assured that people are gaming after it . Translation: likely by the time you see an apartment ad on Craigslist, a few people have already reached out about a showing. keep reading...

Posted in Boston Rental Playbook, Get Help Finding an Apartment in Boston

Use Personal & Professional Connections

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Boston Employers & Relocation Assistance

Employers understand that their team members sometimes need to uproot when they take a job. As such, many are amenable to offering some degree of relocation assistance — from connecting you with trusted brokerages or landlords to helping with some financial packages to ease the cost of the move. keep reading...

Posted in Boston Rental Playbook, Get Help Finding an Apartment in Boston

The Cost of Living in Boston Ain't Cheap

$1,500 should be enough to get you food, shelter, heat and internet — the four necessities for living in Boston. OK, maybe you don't need internet access, but you're probably going to get it. I mean, how else are you going to HBO GO Game of Thrones? keep reading...

Posted in Boston Rental Playbook, Figure Out Where to Live in Boston

What Can You Afford to Spend on Rent?

Understanding what you can afford to spend on rent in Boston is one of the most empowering parts of the apartment search process. Your rent budget is the single most important factor in your apartment search. So once you've nailed down what you want to spend, then you can search for apartments confidently — and of course we'll help you figure our which areas of Boston have the perfect intersection between your budget and your ideal living situation. keep reading...

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The Real Value of Roommates in Boston

The more people, the less each person pays for rent. Here’s the breakdown of how roommates in Boston can save you 25-53% on rent. keep reading...

Posted in Boston Rental Playbook, Figure Out Where to Live in Boston

Average Rent in Boston

We're one step away from helping you choose where to live in Boston. Before we dive in, let's check out an infographic we put together on average rent prices in Boston, sorted by individual neighborhood — we wanted to make sure you were armed to the teeth with insight before you figure out where to look for apartments. keep reading...

Posted in Figure Out Where to Live in Boston, Boston Rental Playbook