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Merrill Diamond (aka The Swami) Is Perfect With His 2012 Predictions

Anyone Want Some Lucky Numbers For Powerball? Not to be an “I told you so,” but if you review The Swami’s Predictions for 2012, there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that we’re dealing with a truly gifted prognosticator of all things real estate.  I would cite those very 2012 predictions that hardly require […]

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Nobody asked me, but….

It’s been a while since I posted a blog but, due to popular demand, I’m pleased to offer some musings about the state of the greater Boston real estate market…and some other things that happen to pop into my mind. 1.  The Condominium Market Is Back Tuesday’s Boston Globe demonstrated what we all now know:  Boston’s […]

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ALMOST HOME

The housing market begins it’s comeback… You can hear it whenever you talk to someone in real estate, be it an attorney, a broker or a developer. It’s generally a tentative question, asked softly so as to not be absolutely committal if the answer is, “No! Are you crazy?” But more and more, and ever […]

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The Swami Doesn’t Like To Gloat, But…

Fresh from picking the winning number for the recent Mega Millions drawing (The Swami isn’t allowed to play for obvious reasons), The Swami is sitting back and reflecting on yet another prescient observation, one first noted by Boston’s most famous seer of all things futuristic. Recall The Swami’s notable prediction for 2012 entitled, The Condominium […]

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Three Chickens and a Hippo

Gen X & Gen Y: The Future of Residential Real Estate in Boston When my daughter Annie was very young, she had a children’s book in which you were supposed to circle the thing that didn’t belong.  For example, if there was a drawing that showed a motorcycle, a car, a truck and a plane, […]

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THE RETURN OF THE SWAMI: Predictions for 2012

Due to popular demand (thanks, Mom), The Swami is back, gazing into the future to inform the true believers about real estate trends almost certain to emerge or flourish in 2012. Without further adieu and amid a growing avalanche of applause, here are 5 sure bets:  1. The Condominium Market Returns Two substantial condominium developments are […]

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Is an overheating rental market going to drive condo sales in Boston?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how “hot” the Boston rental market is. From articles in the Boston Globe about rents hitting all time highs in Boston to reports about how no improvement in rental affordability should be expected in the foreseeable future , the case has been stated: it’s not easy being a renter in Boston right […]

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THE SWAMI Answers Your Boston Apartment Development Questions

Famous Seer Predicts Future of Boston Real Estate Move over, Carl Case, The Warren Group, Michael DiMella and other prognosticators whose solicited offerings on the future of the Boston real estate market and Boston apartment development have now been rendered irrelevant.  Yes, the Boston real estate scene has a new visionary, one whose previous success […]

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3 Reasons To Love Brighton

And Why I Think It’s A Coming Hot Spot Brighton, you say?  Brighton?  Isn’t that where all the students live, piled in on top of each other and partying at all hours of the night?  Isn’t that the place where the elderly and just about everyone else complains about the partying?  And just where is […]

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Boston real estate market report from IGNITION

Just wanted to announce the release of the IGNITION residential real estate market report for downtown Boston. Included in the Report: Neighborhood by neighborhood breakdown – get the market stats at the specific neighborhood level for each Boston neighborhood Luxury market analysis – See how the $1 million+ price range compares Comprehensive statistics – segmented […]

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