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On October 6th, 25 brand new lofts will be auctioned off. Minimum bids will start at $115,000! The average minimum bid is more than 50% off the last asking price - making these an unbelievable value.
These lofts boastopen floor plans, 10' - 16' ceilings, gorgeous kitchens w/ stainless steel appliances & granite countertops, private terraces & balconies available, exposed beams, spa-like baths, oversized factory-sized windows, with a mixture of hardwood and polished concrete floors.
DNA Lofts is located at the desirable northern tip of Dorchester, steps to the Redline T, where an influx of new restaurants and retail has created a "buzz" within the residential community.
Boston Realty Advisors (BRA) was featured in the July 15th, 2011 issue of The Real Reporter because they are currently handling two exciting listings in Back Bay that will prove to be great rehabilitation projects.
493-497 Commonwealth Avenue
Formerly the JS Waterman Funeral Home, BRA's listing at 493-497 Commonwealth Avenue has been out of use for several years, and is finally going to be brought back to life. It is a 19,500 building currently in "shell condition." This makes the building a blank canvas. It may possibly become a residential space, but the central location could make for great offices or other forms of commercial space. The building is right on the edge of Kenmore square, which is a great area and will soon benefit from major improvements to Boston's Green Line. Boston Realty Advisors has not announced any definite details of a deal, but whatever happens, Kenmore square will soon have a new great space.
463 Beacon Street
Just a few blocks away, this beautiful building is currently a 20-room lodging house offering nightly and weekly rates. This property may stay as is, but according to BRA founder Jason Weissman, it is possible that the space may work as a single household. He also told The Real Reporter that converting the space to condominiums could be a viable and possibly more valuable solution. The building has 2,400 square feet of frontage on Beacon street, easy access to Massachusetts Avenue and a slew of prestigious Universities, and six parking spaces in the rear.
The American Brewery Lofts, located in Jamaica Plain, are auctioning off 21 loft-style units on June 26th. Prices have been dramatically reduced -up to 57% off of pricing. Units range from $195,000 to $295,000 and financing with downpayments of as little as 3.5% is available!
The American Brewery Lofts has reached out to the Boston Lofts Team in an effort to further promote this auction and welcomes all of our clients to be involved in this opportunity. As exciting and advantageous as the prospect of purchasing a unit such as these at auction is, there are many different facets to this procedure - including financing, inspections, bidding and documentation - that are very different from a standard purchase. The Boston Lofts Team will guide you through this process - it is imperative that you are represented by the most qualified loft buyer agents in Boston!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-694-0004 for more information and a personal tour.
We believe exactly what is happening in the residential market, will occur in commercial, and probably worse. For example we think residential is in about the “3rd inning” here in MA. You would think the number is higher, but we tracked only $51.3M (courtesy of MLSPIN) in Bank Owned Property Sales in the City of Boston 2009; that’s it. To keep this stat in perspective, according to the tax records, Deutsche Bank has 501 properties in Massachusetts “on their books” OREO, that had a credit bid value of $118M! With Obama’s referendum on “foreclosure bans” coming to a close soon, the flood gates haven’t opened just yet. If what Bank of America is doing in Nevada, (Releasing 6K homes to the Nevada Marketplace) is any show of the times, watch residential home inventories to increase, further delaying recovery on pricing. http://www.lvrj.com/business/bank-of-america-to-release-homes-81453352.html
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Sources from this research are from Public Tax Records supplied by The Warren Group and data compiled by MLSPIN.
Courtesy of Rick Smith, Flynn | Boston Realty Advisors
Last week 43 units of Nouvelle of Natick were auctioned for a gross sale price of $16,099,000.
The Price/SF ranged from $264 through $341 with an average of $297/SF.
Units sold at a price ranging from 34% to 64% of recent list price with an average of 48% of List.
The average Sale Price was 143% of the Minimum Bid.
There was no Buyer's Premium charged and none of the units were sold on an absolute basis.
The average unit contained 1,259 SF, had listed for $781,000 and Sold for $374,400
There were 300 seats with about 100 people standing and there were approximately 200 registered bidders. The sale lasted 100 minutes and at the conclusion of the sale it was announced that the Developer was offering all remaining units for sale, for the day only, at the comparable price set at auction prices for 1,2 & 3 bedroom units adjusted for floor and view. "We want to sell all units". "Submit your auction paddle and you will be called on a 1st come 1st served basis". "Tell us the unit you want, we will give you a price that you can either accept or reject". 27 Qualified Bidders came forward to participate in this process.
The 119-acre Main Street site of Polaroid Corporation’s former headquarters off of Rt. 128 in Waltham, MA will go to auction on Friday, October 9.
The Public Mortgagee Foreclosure Auction will be held at 11:00am this Friday. Helaba, the German Bank holding the $70 million first mortgage on the property, has hired Paul E. Saperstein Co. to conduct the auction.
The property is owned by Watch City Development LLC, a joint venture between Polaroid, who filed for bankruptcy last December, and Related Companies, a New York based developer.
Related had announced its plans to build the Commons at Prospect Hill, a 1.7 million square foot mixed-use office, retail and restaurant complex, on the site over 3 years ago. The project calls for $40 million in off-site mitigations for traffic improvements. The proposed Commons has 1.2 million square feet permitted for retail space and 600,000 for office.
Of the 119 acres, 100 +/- are zoned for commercial use and 20 +/- for residential.
The terms of sale require $500,000 in certified funds at the time and place of sale. The auction will be held on site at 1265 Main Street in Waltham, MA.
Flynn Boston Realty Advisors LLC is not the auction company handling the sale.
It’s now happening! Since last July, we have been aggressively predicting, like most real estate experts, that commercial valuations would have catastrophic valuation declines due to: 1) general cash flow decline of rental income; and 2) the paradigm shift in debt markets. $1.7 trillion of loans are coming to maturity in the next five years.
There will not be enough capital available to replace this existing debt on commercial real estate. This gap will be one of the major recalibration factors of real estate valuations. As the shift has happened, investment sales nationwide (especially here in New England and New York) came to a stand still. For example, commercial sales in Massachusetts in 2008 declined 87.5% in sales volume! Due to the stand off between real estate owners and buyers, and the lack of liquidity from both the equity and debt side, the stagnation in transactions will continue (Side bar: Our firm hears on a daily basis that everyone is “keeping their powder dry”. We do not think there is as much real estate equity on the sidelines as published. Most of the equity on the sidelines is controlled by large owners who have existing exposure to commercial real estate. They are keeping their powder dry so they can 1) hold on to their assets to fill in gaps on up and coming refinancing and 2) investing in existing properties and holding cash on the side line to make “rich lease deals”.
Only well capitalized owners are able to make lease deals in today’s market. Leasing fees are huge and tenant concessions are enormous). Since October, we have predicted that one of the only ways that commercial real estate transactions will happen is through the auction process. Either a private seller wants to “beat the decline of the market” or a bank is going through the legal foreclosure process.
Before 2008, investment sales represented about 30% of Boston Realty Advisors gross revenue, in 2008, it was 4%. To adjust our business platform we formed an auction company, www.flynnbra.com. We partnered with Daniel J. Flynn and Company, a twenty year old, well respected New England Auction Company. The company is now taking off.
It is the companies goal to control the New England and New York Auction Markets in both residential and commercial auctions. Evidence of the wave of commercial foreclosures and commercial auctions are the following:
- The Landmark Watergate Hotel in Washington DC, going on the block this week
- Chicago Main Post Office, an absolute auction, 3,000,000 square feet!
We will continue to update our client base with auctions on a national platform and our exclusive auction product. The auction calendar is updated daily at www.flynnbra.com.
Flynn | Boston Realty Advisors, a Northeast firm specializing in accelerated real estate marketing, announced today the July 17th auction of a 4 bedroom, oceanfront home in historic Martha's Vineyard town, Oak Bluffs for $3,910,000 to an undisclosed buyer. The starting bid for this property was $1,000,000. The Bank of New England held the foreclosure and CEO Paul Finn was present at the auction.
The classic vineyard home sits on two and a half acres of oceanfront property and includes a private beach and a 100-foot dock. The recently renovated 3,000 square foot home features a total of 11 rooms; 4 bedrooms (including master suite), 5 baths, 2 fireplaces, heated in-ground pool, and a spa and hot tubs.
“As seen in the Oak Bluffs sale, accelerated marketing is ideal for owners looking to create activity and maximize values in an uncertain market,” said Auctioneer and Flynn | Boston Realty Advisors' Principal, Dan Flynn. “It’s also a great opportunity for individuals to purchase luxury residences at affordable prices.”
The 1850, a newly renovated loft project in Boston’s South End went to auction yesterday. Flynn, Boston Realty Advisors’ own Dan Flynn was the auctioneer who called the auction. Final prices averaged between $360 and $405 per square foot. The average unit square footage was 800 square feet. Parking was $35K extra. Although the auction has passed, this is still an incredible buyer’s market with opportunities to purchase lofts in several Boston neighborhoods for similar prices! Check out more info on lofts at bostonlofts.com!