Brooks & Crowley October 2017

Review Brooks & Crowley

October 2017


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During October, there’s seasonal change all across the country, but nowhere does it show better than here in New England. The mornings and nights get cool, the landscape is painted with beautiful fall color, and you sense a clear shift from late summer into autumn, with winter soon to follow. Of course, it’s not all about the weather. Our kids return to school, and it’s time for them to buckle down and put in the hard work. The pace heats up as the weather cools down, and the same happens with local sports. As many people know (and hate to hear), we are especially blessed with winning teams. Having local franchises like the Bruins, Patriots, Celtics, and Red Sox, we end up with a championship team in one sport or another nearly every year. With the NFL season in full swing and the baseball playoffs upon us, we have a lot to look forward to. And let’s not

forget last month’s unveiling of the fifth Pats Super Bowl Championship banner!

residential and commercial real estate will be seller-friendly for the foreseeable future. To be honest, I’m not even sure we’re going to have a holiday lull like we normally would. That’s a big change since lulls are par for the course over the winter months, but with bidding wars happening daily on all kinds of properties, I’m not convinced it’s going to happen. I love October and the change it brings. And I’ve learned to embrace the changing face of Boston. So, as we bundle up for fall, that’s what I’ll be thinking about (I’ll also be hoping to avoid another bad winter like we saw a few years ago). I hope this October finds you well and that your fall is productive and filled with beneficial changes.

We can’t talk about change without talking about real estate. You don’t need to be a long- time Bostonian to know that this is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country and that the city continues to rapidly evolve. It’s been that way for the last decade or more, and if we want to look at sports again, Kenmore Square (by Fenway Park) is a great example. It used to be that the tallest buildings in that area were four or five stories. In recent years, it seems like dozens of skyscrapers have sprung up (I’m sure you can see right into Fenway Park from the top of a few of them). Anyone who moved away in the 1990s and returned wouldn’t recognize many parts of Boston today.


–Steve Brooks

I don’t expect things to change anytime soon. With low inventory and high demand, both


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