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Luxury One-Bed in Weymouth: Easy Backyard Access, Ideal for Dog-Owners, $1,345/month

For a dog-owner in need of some luxury, this week’s Deal is the best of both worlds.

This Weymouth one-bed, currently vacant and available for $1,345/month (dog rent included), has direct access to a seldom-used, extra-private backyard behind the building.

That means the human gets luxury – lots of space, full-size washer/dryer, fully applianced kitchen – and the canine gets convenience – a door off the living room that leads to a private patio and a common greenery.

Doggy business has never been so easy. And that makes everyone happy.

The Apartment

It’s everything you need in a luxury apartment: new finishes, a full kitchen that opens into the living room by way of a breakfast bar, plenty of closet space, lots of sunlight, a bedroom that will easily fit a California king, etc. Perhaps the best interior feature is the laundry. An updated, full-size, side-by-side washer/dryer sits off the kitchen in its own closet, which has tons of space and shelving for additional storage.

What’s unique about this unit, though, is its location. It’s garden-level, which is not typically preferred by apartment-seekers because it’s as low as you can get in the building. But that gives it two advantages. First, because it’s less-desired, the price is as low as you can get, too. And second, it gives the occupant direct access to the backyard, which is barely used and well-hidden by trees.

That kind of convenience is huge for a dog-owner. And rarely found in a luxury community.

The Price

The actual price is only $1,295/month if you don’t have a pet. But we figured we’d give you dog-owners out there the rate you’d actually be paying – $1,345 with the additional $50 pet rent. Since, you know, we’ve built this whole Deal around the you-own-a-dog premise.

The Up-Front Costs

Prorated first month’s rent (for example, move on the 15th, only owe half-a-month up-front), plus a $500 security deposit, $75 application fee, and a $50 key fee. Sounds like a lot, but all together it’s just first month’s rent plus $625. The security and key fees are both refundable when you move out. No broker fee.

The Community

Here’s something you won’t find everywhere: the clubhouse has an indoor basketball (half)court. As far as Patriot’s concerned, that’s unbelievable. For no extra cost, you can spend as much time practicing free throws as Ray Allen. It’s completely impossible for you to ever get as good as he is, but still.

The court complements the fully stocked, 24-hour fitness center, which has high ceilings and a TV and overlooks the resort-like pool and patio. The clubhouse can be rented for a small fee if you want to have a party or function. The grounds throughout are beautifully landscaped and residents can relax with a few drinks in the community’s gazebo.

The property occupies about 50 acres of land and its 304 apartments are spread throughout a number of three-story buildings, so the residents aren’t on top of one another. Parking, therefore, is free and easy outside and a garage can be rented for $150/month.

A BJ’s is less than half-a-mile away. A CVS is even closer. Routes 53 and 18 run adjacent to the property and a Route 3 exit is just a mile away, which makes this community’s location more driver-friendly than walker-friendly. But if you’re without wheels, an MBTA bus line stops right outside the entrance and will get you to the commuter rail in less than 10 minutes.

The Next Step

Vacant apartments here go quickly, so call Patriot (617 436-6000) ASAP if you’re looking to move soon. If you don’t need to move right away or are looking for more than just a one-bed, call us up to discuss this community’s other options (like its lofts, two-beds, and three-beds).

As always, you can find more great deals at patriotregroup.com. Or complete the Patriot Online Trifecta by checking us out on Facebook and Twitter.

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Globe chart

Friday’s Boston Globe featured a revealing look at Boston’s apartment market, which has strikingly high vacancy rates.  In turn, rent prices, which had been steadily increasing, are on the decline for the first time in a decade.  Luxury communities and property managers are “chasing after prospective renters, showering them with deals.”

South of Boston, the discounts are even more pronounced.  Owners of high-end apartment communities and private properties, like the ones listed below, are offering two- and even three-months free on a standard lease.  Here’s what the updated prices look like…

The prestigious BroadLux condominiums – Faneuil Hall

Market rent: $3,400

Discounted rent: $2,800

4-floor, 3-bed townhome on the water– Port Norfolk

Market rent: $2,700

Discounted rent: $2,500

High-end penthouse (heat/hot water included) – Quincy

Market rent: $2,200

Discounted rent: $1,910

Luxury apartment with free shuttle to the T – Quincy

Market rent: $1,596

Discounted rent: $1,383

Top-of-the-line, 1-bed luxury townhome – Braintree

Market rent: $2,449

Discounted rent: $2,080

Spacious 1-bed on preserved land – Braintree

Market rent: $1,884

Discounted rent: $1,413

If you’re a renter and know where to look, you can take advantage of Boston’s historically generous discounts.

Call Patriot to learn more: (617) 436-6000
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Brand-new kitchen

With residential developments popping up all over the Quincy area, one thing is becoming clear: More and more people who work in Boston want to live nearby, but don’t want to pay Boston prices.

Quincy – with its high number of restaurants, shops, and bars – gives residents a taste of city living* for a fraction of the price.

Property developers realize how attractive this can be to a renter.  So, many of them are turning old properties into spacious, stylish new apartments – with hardwood floors, new counters, and new kitchen appliances – and asking for affordable rates.  The three-bedroom shown above is going for $1,700/month.  A similar place in South Boston (in terms of size and style) won’t start below $2,200.

*Walkscore.com rates any location based on its walkability (proximity to restaurants, stores, attractions, etc.).  Check out how Quincy Center ranks:
Faneuil Hall: 98 “Walker’s paradise”
Quincy Center: 92 “Walker’s paradise”
East Broadway, South Boston: 83 “Very walkable”

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