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Moving to Boston: An Insider's Guide

This section of our "Boston Rental Playbook" covers how to physically move yourself and your possessions to Boston. keep reading...

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View and Compare Prices of Apartments in Boston by Neighborhood

"If I have a certain budget, what percent of apartments in a certain neighborhood can I afford to rent?” This tool lets you select from a variety of neighborhoods around Boston and explore and compare their "rent profiles" (the percent of apartments in that neighborhood you can afford with different budgets). keep reading...

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

Understanding How Agents Interpret Renter Comments

Being too flexible or very demanding can hurt your chances with rental agents. An inside look at how real estate agents react and interpret common renter comments. The objective here is not to show any negative sentiment but only to allow better communication between renters and agents. keep reading...

The Best Neighborhoods in Boston for You

This is a really exciting time. You get to pinpoint what areas of Boston lie at the intersection of your lifestyle, your commute and your budget. Jumpshell can help — both with our Neighborhoods web app and with some other insights on how to determine your ideal spot. keep reading...

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How to Find an Apartment in Boston

Now that you've figured out your ideal neighborhood in Boston, you're ready to look for apartments. The number one rule of looking for apartments in Boston: if you don't apply for an apartment you like right away, someone else will. The market's too busy to accommodate thinking it over. keep reading...

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Looking for Apartments with a Partner

Landlords are concerned about the possibility that a couple might split mid-lease, which can cause serious problems for both the landlord and the tenants. If you're sharing a 1-bedroom apartment or a room in an apartment with roommates and you split up, whoever stays is on the hook for the rent. keep reading...

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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...

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Examining The Cost of Living in Boston for Renters

$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...

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Average Rent in Cambridge, MA

Plain and simple. Here's some information on rent prices in Cambridge, MA. We didn't want to overthink this one. We just put together an infographic that takes some rent price information provided by RentJungle and puts it all into one intuitive place. keep reading...

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