COGnitions

Interactive Boston Neighborhood Map

Interactive Boston Neighborhood Map

This map pinpoints the areas that Columbus & Over Group services, including South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill and Downtown Crossing. We have broken each neighborhood up into designated sub...

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COGnition Market Update

COGnition Market Update

We hope you’ve been able to shake off the summer dust and feel refreshed as we push deeper into a new academic year in Boston. The fall is traditionally a good time for us to stop and “sm...

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Investing in Boston Luxury Real Estate: Five Things to Know about the South End

Investing in Boston Luxury Real Estate: Five Things to Know about the South End

Searching for high-end real estate in Boston’s desirable South End can be relatively stress-free and even fun, as long as you’re aware of a few basic principles, including common market i...

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Inferno

Inferno

It's hard to say exactly what's going on right now in the South End but suffice to say it is HOT. As we closed out 2016, signs were suggesting that 2017 might be a year when pricing and d...

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2016 Year End Market Recap with Pricing Averages and Data visualizations

2016 Year End Market Recap with Pricing Averages and Data visualizations

It was another strong year for Boston luxury real estate in 2016. Here are our year end pricing statistics for the core neighborhoods that we focus on in downtown Boston.

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2017 Boston Luxury Real Estate Market Forecast

2017 Boston Luxury Real Estate Market Forecast

The talk of the town (and the nation) as we closed 2016 centered around the second time in the last decade in which the Federal Reserve raised the short term, inter-bank interest rate. Wh...

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In real estate, “Acute” Statistics are Meaningful Statistics - preview of year end market data

In real estate, “Acute” Statistics are Meaningful Statistics - preview of year end market data

The residential real estate market is often subject to sweeping, market wide (even state, regional or national) statistics that can be very misleading for local markets. Not to say that b...

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With 6 Weeks left in the Year, Here’s Where Boston’s Real Estate Market Stands

With 6 Weeks left in the Year, Here’s Where Boston’s Real Estate Market Stands

We ran some data across our core markets this week to see where we stand as we enter the last 6 weeks of 2016. The industry uses a so-called “Inventory” statistic to differentiate between...

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Off-Market Mayhem

Off-Market Mayhem

Since January 1, 2016, roughly 60 days ago, 16 condos have sold in the Back Bay and South End between $1 million and $2.5 million.

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2016 Financing Implications

2016 Financing Implications

The lifestyle impact felt by high earning professionals via a relatively modest interest rate hike is minimal. What does that mean for the coming year?

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