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Behold Buyers! There's a light at the end of the tunnel.

things are looking up for first time homebuyers

It's been a seller's market for over a year now. While great for homeowners and the US economy, one must ask; what about the first-time home buyers?

Well, it definitely has not been an easy year for them. With more home buyers and a limited inventory, we have seen bidding wars and ultimately, higher prices. Americans owning homes has fallen this year to 63.8%, the lowest level since 1989.

Oddly enough, higher prices might actually be the answer to our problems. Higher prices encourage more owners to put their homes up for sale, shifting the market to a more balanced state. This, combined with lower mortgage rates and easier access to credit, buyers should feel some relief in the months to come. 

Don't get too excited, demand is still high and supply is still tight, but at least we are moving in the right direction! 

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    How Pier 4 Will Change the Landscape of Seaport Luxury Condos

    pier 4 condos

    Where else in Boston can you live in luxury condos that are surrounded by water on three sides? For the ultimate in luxurious living, the Pier 4 condos boast gorgeous views of the Seaport District and Downtown. Slated for completion in 2018, this Seaport neighborhood condo building is not your typical living space. There's plenty of greenery, open spaces and water -- of course the water! With many dining options punctuated by modern public spaces, these Seaport luxury condos put you in touch with what is arguably Boston's most serene area: the harbor front. In fact, these condos will feature continuation of the Harbor Walk around the perimeter. 

    Unlike other other buildings in the seaport with only one water exposure, you get three sides of water for a beautiful escape when you come home from a long day. Pier 4 is a catalyst in changing the landscape of the Seaport district forever. No more sterile-looking buildings crammed in together, no more impersonal spaces defined by the brick and mortar surrounding them.

    A Refreshing Perspective

    With Pier 4 condos, an exclusive offering from Elevated Boston, you get a refreshing perspective you simply can't find anywhere else. There's no denying that the presence of open water lends a variety of positives to your daily life. In fact, studies have shown that living near water has health benefits that soothe the soul and lower stress levels. 

    More health benefits include:

    • You'll get a healthy dose of Vitamin D if you spend just a few minutes in the sunshine. Living on the water makes this daily action less of a chore and more of a much-needed time-out.

    • The soothing sounds of water can help you relax, sleep better and feel less stressed.

    • It's no secret that green spaces in communities reduce stress; being near the water has the same effect, the so-called "Blue Mind" effect. 

    Speaking of green spaces, the Pier 4 condos are marked by gorgeous views of the Seaport District and Downtown, with the pièce de résistance being a one-acre park at the tip of the pier and a public plaza. This virtually self-contained community is now a premier destination for real estate in the greater metro area. Elevated Boston is proud to provide complimentary Buyer Representation for these luxury condos, which boast nine stories and 106 units. This mixed use building is on track to become one of the city's most luxurious and forward-thinking new communities.

    Want to know more? Here are additional features of the new Seaport luxury condos:

    • Boutique residences

    • 1, 2, 3 and 4 Bedroom Penthouse Layouts

    • Private Terraces

    • Select units with Private Roof Decks and Wet Bars

    • Lush public spaces

    • Retail stores and restaurants

    • Continuation of the Harbor Walk around the perimeter

    • Luxury amenities

    • Sustainably-designed living spaces

    • Nine stories tall; 118 feet high

    • 16,800 square feet of ground-floor retail and a two-level underground parking garage

    • One-acre public park

    • 24/7 manned security

    • Public plaza between Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and the condo building

    • Immediate access to Interstates 90 and 93

    • Design by renowned Boston and New York architects

    • Rooftop terraces

    • LEED® Gold certification

    Contact Elevated Boston

    There are a variety of floor plans and price points to choose from, with unit reservations being accepted in the coming months. If you'd like to secure your spot at Pier 4 Condos, call Elevated Realty for more information and availability at  617-701-6300 or email info@elevatedboston.com. Or, to learn more about other similar luxury buildings in Boston's Seaport District, click here.

     

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      Clippership Wharf Offers Endless Amenities and Lifelong Luxury

      Clippership Wharf Boston

      A new complement to the East Boston landscape, Clippership Wharf is a six-story residential condo right on the water slated for construction in 2018-2019. It will be done in two phases: the first phase will be comprised of three buildings (two with 284 apartments and one with 80 condos) and the second phase will comprise 114 units which will also be condos or apartments. Following in the footsteps of its sister neighborhood in Boston’s Seaport, Clippership Wharf is on tap to become the next hot neighborhood is even viewed as THE place to be in Boston right now.

      It's close to area amenities and within walking distance to the Maverick T, making it an easy choice for busy commuters. Skirted by a Harborwalk, Clippership Wharf condo residents will enjoy access to a beautiful beach area that affords stunning up-close views of the harbor. Within the buildings, there's a fitness center and three choices of residential units:

      • Studio
      • 1 Bedroom
      • 2 Bedroom

      An Oasis on the Water

      Featuring 300 parking spots for residents and 20 available for public use, the development will also include 30,200 sq ft of retail space and four acres of open space. In total, Clippership Wharf will span 12 acres, claiming its rightful spot along the Boston Inner Harbor near the Maverick MBTA Blue Line station. Majestic views of the Boston skyline from Charlestown to South Boston are par for the course, with plans calling for a floating dock for kayak launches along a natural sandy shoreline that kids and adults alike will enjoy. Nestled at 25 & 65 Lewis Street, this development will span 295,518 sq ft with a building size of 555,000 sq ft. Peppered with lush green spaces, this oasis in the city will offer an attractive, luxurious place to live that's close to restaurants, shops and so much more.

      Clippership Wharf, expected to meet LEED Gold Certification, is intended to act as home to an eclectic new community encouraging residents and visitors alike to breathe new life into this section of the waterfront that has -- for many years -- been inaccessible for so long. The goal is to create a beautiful, seamless harbor-walk overlooking a small cove with a connection to other harbor-walks on either side. This cove will be a hub of recreational activities such as boating, canoeing, kayaking and other water sports. There's even talk of a public water taxi as an added benefit.

      Contact Elevated Realty

      Currently under construction, Clippership Wharf is slated for completion in late 2018.  The sales office should be open in Spring 2017 and the pre-sale process for condos will begin at that time. Until then, there will be plenty of updates. Fill Out the Form to get updates from us on the project as they happen. For general questions about reserving a unit, call Elevated Realty at 617-701-6300 or email us at info@elevatedboston.com. We also have access to additional luxury buildings with units for sale throughout East Boston.  To get more information about similar Boston neighborhoods, click here.

      Elevated Realty is not affiliated with the developer of this property or its sales team. We offer complimentary Buyer Representation only for Clippership Wharf.

       

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        Echelon Seaport: 4 Fast Facts

        June 13th marked the official groundbreaking date for Echelon Seaport, a 1.33 million-square-foot Seaport District development by Cottonwood Management. Comprising three buildings, two towers of which will comprise condos, this entire project will span more than three and a half acres converging at B Street and Seaport Boulevard. This is another major addition needed in the highly sought after luxury condo market in the Seaport area.

        With construction slated for completion in 2020, it will be some time before we see the finished product. However, it's on tap to be one of the biggest and best Boston’s Seaport has ever seen. In fact, it's being touted as the largest residential development in the Seaport District, with this block being the largest single amount of for-sale housing within this gorgeous neighborhood.

        You already know what an amazing place the Seaport neighborhood is. But here are four fast facts about Echelon Seaport , in particular, ou should know about this revolutionary condo offering in the city's most beautiful area.

        1. This is a three-building project that will include 733 luxury condos and apartments. Two 21 story towers will be home to 448 luxury condos.  The third tower will be home to 285 luxury apartments. The towers will span a total of 1.3 million square feet.
           
        2. The project will include 125,000 square feet of restaurants and boutique retail space on the first two floors. Landscaped outdoor space in the form of a plaza will provide areas of relaxation and entertaining. That plaza is also open to the public. There will also be garage parking to accommodate every resident, totaling several hundred spaces as of now.
           
        3. Sitting in the Seaport's "Block M" development area, Echelon Seaport will comprise nearly four acres of valuable land at the popular B Street and Seaport Boulevard. This area of the city is desirable due to its prime position on the Boston Harbor, just southeast of downtown Boston and north of Southie. Thanks to multiple bridges, public transportation, highways I-93, I-90 and Express to Logan, as well as water taxis to Charlestown, Rowes Wharf, East Boston and Logan airport, residents will have immediate access to the city for work or play.
           
        4. Cottonwood Management, based in Los Angeles, is the developer for Echelon Seaport. Cottonwood broke ground in June and expect completion in 2020. This three-year project will comprise the largest single luxury condo ownership development in the Seaport upon completion.

        Dubbed the “hottest neighborhood in town” by Boston Magazine in 2012, the Seaport District is certainly grabbing the attention of young professionals and families looking to put down roots close to the charm of the big city. This harbor front neighborhood boasts unparalleled views, eclectic dining, trendy bars, and a sunset skyline to die for.

        Pre-sales will be starting soon, so get in on the bottom floor while there are still units available. Call Elevated Realty at 617-701-6300 or email us at info@elevatedboston.com to learn more about buying at Echelon Seaport.

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