Monthly Archives: October 2013
Recently, I rented out an apartment owned by a landlord who has had buildings for over 20 years. This was my first time renting one of his apartments, but I learned a great idea from him that I think all landlords should duplicate. Upon moving in, he leaves each tenant a welcome note with building tips and other information. He leaves them a few extra light bulbs, and lastly, he leaves a few packets of felt floor pads for furniture. He asks the new tenants to please place them on all pieces of furniture to help protect the hardwood floors. I think this is a great idea!!
One of the things most landlords worry about (if they have nice floors), is that the hardwood floors will get scratched or scuffed. This is a great way to help prevent floor damage and I hardly think it is intrusive to any tenant. Yes a security deposit can help if there is any damage to flooring, but I would rather have protected floors than calling up flooring specialists, getting quotes, withholding money, and coordinating new move ins around drying floors.
I’d be interested to think if you think this is a good idea too. Will you start doing this?
When I think of lofts, I think of converted industrial buildings with raw space and great architecture. 121 Beach street is one of those buildings that has these characteristics. Recently I went to take pictures of a new unit for sale. This particular condo has brick vaulted ceilings, original detail and a cool large steel fire door that adds to the charm. I personally love open layouts and this had exactly that. It is being offered at $839,000 and is 1686sf.
78 Chandler Street $6400, December 1
Perfect triplex located on one of the South Ends most desirable streets. This rental has all utilities included (Heat HW and Electric). There is an amazing renovated roofdeck that boasts the best views of the city. The views in the Home are also not to be missed. There is Laundry in the unit, central Heat and AC, en suite master bath, and hardwood floors. 4th bedroom is a good size, but flows better as a home office.
Last night I went over to the Esplanade because a few photo friends told me that there would be a bunch of LED lights surrounding a path on the esplanade. I am always up for a Boston photo op and this actually turned out to be pretty neat. This is one heck of a marketing campaign for what seems to be a women’s athletic wear company “Lucy,” and the “Lucy light forest” is “an interactive light and sound experience created to celebrate movement and the women who love it.” At the end of the day, it’s something for everyone. if you want to go, check it out around sunset and bring a tripod.