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Boston Seaport: An Apartment Construction Case Study

October 24th, 2019 |

Boston Seaport is a thriving community on the city’s famed harbor. However, as recently as 2010, most of the area was a wasteland primarily consisting of parking lots and decrepit piers. A city-led “work/live/play” initiative announced in the same year spurred the area’s development. What had been approximately 1,000 underused acres now bustles with the activity of restaurants, retail outlets, corporate offices, hotels, and parks in fulfillment of the “work” and “play” components of the initiative.

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4 Reasons to Invest in Multi-Family Construction Properties

September 12th, 2019 |

Investing in a multifamily construction property may seem like something that is out of your league but actually may not be as far-fetched as you think. With perseverance and careful planning, it is a great opportunity. With about 64% of the Boston population renting their living spaces over owning it outright, this is a great opportunity to invest in the beautiful city.

Here are 4 fantastic reasons to invest in multi-family real estate and why R.H. Blanchard Contract & Design is a great company to partner with for your construction needs. (more…)

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New Building Construction: Your Next Big Investment?

July 25th, 2019 |

Investing in new building construction is the next big niche in the real estate industry. Instead of purchasing an old house to flip, many more investors are buying new buildings. Instead of purchasing the property from another investor or the homeowner, you’re buying it directly from the building’s creator. Investing in these “real estate new builds” is proving to be a strategy that yields profitable returns.

To help you make a final decision, it’s best to consider the pros and cons of buying new construction properties. (more…)

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Single-Family vs Multi-Family Real Estate Investments

April 11th, 2019 |

Investing in residential real estate can be a great way to earn impressive returns and build substantial equity over time. However, once you have decided to put your investment monies into the residential real estate market, it is time to decide whether you will focus on single-family or multifamily investing property types.

Single-family residences, commonly referred to as SFR’s, are typical detached homes that traditionally house only one family. These properties come in all shapes, sizes, and price points. On the other hand,multi-family residences are those that have several units in one building, such as a fourplex or apartment building.

Here is a quick rundown of some of the benefits and drawbacks of each, to help you make an informed investment decision.


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Top 10 Interior Trends for Fall 2018

September 25th, 2018 |

Fall redecoration season is slowly falling upon us like autumn leaves themselves. The 2018 fall interior design seasons will be dominated by color optimization, vintage accessories, and furniture that looks like it wouldn’t be out of place at an 80’s business meeting. However, though seemingly focused on the designs of old, the current fall decor trends offer a unique opportunity for self-expression through utilization of classic effects, accessories, and furniture. Below we’ll take a look at the top ten interior trends to expect this fall:


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5 Up-And-Coming Boston Area Neighborhoods

September 13th, 2018 |

Boston is known as one of the oldest cities in the United States, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t up-and-coming neighborhoods that have people clamoring to find their perfect home and move on in. While virtually all of the locals know about living in Fenway or Back Bay, many are looking for a new living experience that fits their unique lifestyle. Whether you are in the market for a retirement community, a great place to raise a family, or just buy your first home, Boston offers something for everyone.


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The 10 Most Sought-After Features of Boston Apartments

July 12th, 2018 |

Tenants who are moving to the Boston area are those who are looking to live life near quite a large city. Along with that comes a list of things that these tenants are looking for when they rent an apartment in the Boston area. Rentals that offer what people are looking for in the Boston area will be able to get premium prices for their rental properties and attract quality clients.

The following are 10 things that renters look for in an apartment in the Boston. (more…)

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Top Boston Investment Properties: 3 Most Profitable Neighborhoods

January 23rd, 2018 |

Boston is not only one of our nation’s earliest settlements, but it is now a prime real estate investment location and one of the most cultured cities on the East coast. Boston’s many diverse and charming neighborhoods have made a name for themselves as a wonderful place for both families and singles to thrive.

Looking to make an investment in this ever-growing seaside city? Check out the following neighborhoods, currently ranked as the top three Boston neighborhoods for investment properties.  (more…)

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