Having a Realtor in your corner who not only knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, but the South Boston neighborhoods as well are key. Even further than that: you need real estate agents who know firsthand the luxury condo market in South Boston. Without that local touch, how can you trust the recommendations, skills, and experience of your realtors in South Boston? It's even more important than ever, as South Boston is starting to surge with new properties aimed at the up and coming professional.
Here, at Home Town Brokerage, we know South Boston. Our agents have the experience and tenacity to connect you with the property you want. Browse our Agent Bios and check out our featured listings. You'll see just how much experience we all have buying and selling condos and homes in South Boston, particularly Guy Assetta, senior agent. He has more than 17 years experience in the custom home building and remodeling industry. Guy is a 3rd generation builder. He started out as a child watching his grandfather and father, who were builders. As a teenager, Guy worked in the shop of the family business, Assetta Construction, because he was not yet old enough to be on site. When he turned 18 he worked out in the field. However, his father wanted him to go to college so he left the family business to get a degree in engineering. Guy quickly discovered that his heart was not in it and went back to work for the family business. In 1999, Guy enrolled in the North Bennet St Schools carpentry program. At North Bennet, Guy learned the finer details of Carpentry and home building. When he graduated, this time he did not return to the family business, rather he went to work for S+H Construction of Cambridge, MA. At S+H, Guy worked with some of the finest craftsmen in the industry restoring and modernizing the grand old Victorian homes of Cambridge. After many years there, Guy and a fellow carpenter went out on their own to start a construction company. The company ran successfully for 5 years until the two partners went in separate directions. That is when Guy started out in South Boston, buying a three-family home that he converted into the highest quality and highest priced per square footage condominium in South Boston at the time. He has successfully remodeled and converted a variety of buildings into condos since then, creating Home Town Brokerage in 2009 with partner Ryan Sullivan.
After starting Home Town Brokerage Guy And Ryan realized that there's a real need for guidance in the buying process.
Our buyers always say how comfortable they feel because we keep them in the loop and are in constant contact throughout the process. It's our goal to ensure a seamless transition from selling your current home to investing in a new one. But it's not just the house you're moving into: you're adopting a whole new neighborhood and community. You're in for a treat in South Boston. That's because there's a lot on the horizon.
The South Boston Condo Market: "We're in the Know"
Going in alone, in terms of buying into a whole new neighborhood can be daunting to say the least. You need someone to enlighten you about the current state of the real estate market here. You may already know that luxury condos are starting to become a mainstay of the South Boston landscape. You may even know that the prices -- and indeed quality -- of those condos are hitting all-time highs. Just like its neighbor East Boston, South Boston is seeing condo prices that are leading house prices by a wide margin, says Curbed. You can snag a condo in this area for about $790,000 up 16 percent from last year, says The Boston Globe, but even more for a high-end, full-service building which is fetching $2 million a unit.
Appealing to an audience comprised of young professionals and even suburban empty-nesters, these condos are beckoning these groups with an improving economy, growing job market and more affordable urban life than the city proper. That's not to say the houses are slowing down. WBUR says that since 2011, nearly 22,000 units have been completed or permitted, mostly in central or South Boston. While the prices of houses for sale in South Boston, MA took a bit of a hit last year, pending sales increased -- an excellent marker for growth.
Home values throughout Boston and its outer neighborhoods like South Boston are expected to increase by even more over the next year. You can rest assured Home Town Brokerage will keep you posted! Call our South Boston Realtors at Home Town Brokerage at 617-877-1479 to learn more.