9 Commonwealth Wins Bulfinch Award

9 Commonwealth Avenue, a Back Bay brownstone circa 1861, has been named as a winner of a Bulfinch Award in the Townhomes/Apartments category. The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art recognizes achievements in design across the country. Until 1937, 9 Commonwealth was a single-family home owned by several prominent Boston families. It was built simultaneously

Visually Stunning Commercial Space Available in Medford!

98 George Hassett Drive | Medford | 18,560 square feet As one of the most visually stunning and prominent structures in the marketplace, the iconic Spring Step Building offers direct visibility from 1-93 with approx. 165,000 cars traveling by per day. This breathtaking, contemporary building features a massive glass curtain-wall facade and dramatic state-of-the-art design.

An Economic Bright Spot

As a tumultuous political campaign season winds to an end, a bright note is the country’s economic outlook. Third quarter reports showed an acceleration of the GDP (2.9%) at the fastest rate in two years, twice the rate of the previous quarter. Additional signals of a strengthening economy include healthy consumer spending suggesting consumers’ optimism,

Otis Family History

Down every cobblestone street and around every timeworn brick corner, history is as much a part of the identity of Boston as the Red Sox, the State House’s golden dome and the brownstones populating Beacon Hill. Last week marked the anniversary of one of the city’s most infamous events, the Boston Massacre, and this year will

New Developments in Downtown Boston

  The Downtown Condominium Market at YE 2015 Sales (closed transactions resales and new developments) are broken down in the following way: $0-$499k = 36.25%; $500k-$999k = 46.88%; $1M+ = 26.88%. We break the market down into a total of 6 segments and the $1M+ has four total segments. All segments except $0-$499k are growing

Boston Condominium prices continue to rise

Ten months of continued upward pressure has driven the Average and Median selling price of a Downtown Boston condominium to all-time highs. As of the last day of October the average selling price was 17% higher year-to-date while the median was 14% above 2013 year-to-date. The last time the Downtown Boston market experienced double digit

Make an appointment to see Millennium Tower Boston

The email arrived this morning: The Millennium Tower Boston Sales Center is officially open. Offering a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience of life at the Tower, you’ll feel as if you’re already there. The most anticipated residential project in modern Boston History, this opening has already garnered overwhelming interest – so don’t wait.     Millennium Tower

Downtown Crossing’s Got a New Attitude and Fresh Appeal

If Downtown Crossing has not been on your radar for luxury living, meet the new Downtown Crossing. Situated in the heart of Boston between the Boston Common and the Financial District, this area that was predominantly commercial is transforming before our eyes into a full-fledged residential neighborhood that is sporting new energy and a new

The Apartment Rental Market in Downtown Boston

Downtown Boston’s rental inventory is on the rise, both literally and figuratively. All round town projects like the Kennsington, Avalon Exeter, the Arlington are leasing up fast but as summer comes to a close the concessions are starting to appear. One new loft building we are familiar with has taken to offering full commissions to

Taking Luxury Residential homes in Boston to a Higher Level

Otis & Ahearn is pleased to announce the opening of our office at 20 Park Plaza. The location is at the convergence of three of Downtown Boston’s most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods; Back Bay, South End and the emerging Midtown. Established in 1978, Otis & Ahearn has grown with the transition of the Downtown Boston