In the many real estate offices along Newbury Street, even the dogs were bored:
Now the fall market for condos and houses is beginning and we hope we'll finally get lucky. Inventory around Boston is at historically low levels but there are plenty of desperate buyers. The better properties go under agreement within a couple of days of being listed — often with waived mortgage and home-inspection contingencies, offers much higher than asking prices, and all-cash deals.
It's a lot to compete against, and we've been house-hunting for three and half years. We're more than ready to move. Wish us luck! And if you know of anyone planning to sell an old-fashioned, two-bedroom condo with a fireplace, original detail, and maybe a little bit of private gardening space, please let me know!