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Top 5 Moving Tips from the Boardwalk Properties Team

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Boardwalk Properties is Boston’s premier real estate services company, providing resources for first-time buyers, clients looking to sell their property, purchase a new place or relocate to a new apartment. While we understand that the moving process can often be stressful and complicated, we aim to make this time go by easier for you by providing useful advice every step of the way. Read on to see our list of the top tips and tricks for making your move successful.

  1. Boxes – If you’re nervous you don’t have enough empty boxes to store all your things, you can simply go into a deli or a local retailer and ask if they have any boxes that they want to do away with. They’ll be thrilled to get them off their hands, and you’ll be happy to have the extra packing material. Some apartment movers will provide you with extra boxes in case you run low on packing materials.
  1. Label – This is a crucial part of the packing process. Not only should you label each and every box, you should also write down which room they will go on. To make it easier to spot, consider using colored post-it notes for differentiation. You’ll be able to identify which box goes where that much quicker.
  1. Overnight Bag – If you’re like most people, the last thing you’ll want to do after a full day of packing is to then spend the night unpacking all of these items. Instead, pack the basic things you will want to use in an overnight bag so that you’ll have the toiletries and clothes you need most at your side. Also, keep your electronics and jewelry in this bag as well, just as an added precaution against theft.
  1. Padding – On top of using the standard newspaper method for wrapping your delicate glasses and dishware, consider packing these items in socks and sweatshirts for extra protection. Nothing would be more disappointing than opening your boxes to find broken shards of glass and ceramics. Take this extra step to save you the headache.
  1. Electronics – Have you ever looked at the back of your television set and marveled at the mess of tangled wires plugged in every which way? Now imagining settling into your new home and wanted to catch a movie or a show. Getting all these plugs in the right place can seem near impossible if you forget how they were arranged. Here’s a simple solution: take a photo of how they are connected so you can reference it when the time comes.

If you want to learn more about these helpful moving tips and many others,contact the Boardwalk Properties team to get all the assistance you need! We’ll provide you with our list of resources to ensure you hire the right moving company and acquire the materials you need to make your next move stress-free!

 

Boston Apartments for Rent in October

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At Boardwalk Properties we are dedicated to providing premium real estate services throughout Boston and Massachusetts. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant looking to rent, buy or sell, we have all the information and resources you need to make the process smooth and painless. Our powerful real estate database is accessible on both your pc and your phone, and it features a massive collection of apartment listings to help you find the one that suits you best.

With October around the bend, we decided to highlight a few of the most desirable properties available in Boston NOW. Read on to see what’s in store for you.

Allston – This four bedroom / 1.5 bath apartment is the perfect fit for those who want to be close to the green line. Right near Boston University T stops as well other Boston College area T stops, you can feel at home in this space, especially with so many restaurants, shops, and local bars right around the corner. The apartment is outfitted with high quality hardwood flooring, central air conditioning, granite counter tops, and laundry in the common area. Residents with cars can rest easy, since there is parking available as well.

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Back Bay – In this gorgeous 1 bedroom / 1 bath, you get to enjoy stainless steel appliances, laundry in the basement, central air, a spacious living room and plenty of natural light. This apartment is the perfect fit when you are looking for a comfortable, spacious, yet cozy space.

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Downtown Boston –This one bedroom / one bath apartment could not be in a better location. Located just steps away from Tufts Orange Line T Station, Boylston T Station – Green Line, and a large number of MTA buses as well, you can get to anywhere you need to go, with minimal hassle. Within a few blocks of the Boston Public Garden and a number of quality restaurants and stores, you won’t have any trouble finding entertainment here.

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South Boston –This two bed / one bath apartment has beautiful hardwood floors and a modern feel. With a gas stove, laundry in the basement, amply sized living room and spacious dining room, you can comfortably host a dinner party and have friends and family stay over without feeling cramped.

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If you are looking for a change of scenery, a beautiful apartment in Boston may be just the ticket. To check out more of the listings available for the month of October visit our website: http://www.rentboardwalk.com/ to explore our database and speak to one of our expertly trained real estate agents. We look forward to helping you along this exciting journey.

What is “Buyer’s’ Remorse” and How Can it be Avoided? Boston’s Own Boardwalk Properties Explains!

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A recent study conducted by Redfin revealed that 1 in 4 American homeowners who have purchased the home in which they currently live said that they “would not make that purchase again,” if they could go back. This is known as “Buyer’s Remorse,” and it can happen to anyone. However, as the team behind Boardwalk Properties knows best, the phenomenon of buyer’s remorse is rare in the city of Boston, as the vast majority of properties in the greater Boston area only continues to increase in value. Continue reading »