David Ertischek

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Jamaica Plain Real Estate Part III: What’s Going On in the Rental Market?

File photo: Brookside Avenue home.

Many people believe rents are higher than ever — and they certainly are higher than five years ago. But according to a city report, rents for Jamaica Plain’s older housing stock — buildings built before 2011 — went down 5 percent in 2016 compared to 2015. With more rental units being built, are overall rental unit prices going to drop? Let’s hear what local real estate agents have to say about the Jamaica Plain rental market. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jamaica Plain Real Estate Part II: Agents Discuss Single-Family Home Market

The second article in our series about Jamaica Plain’s real estate market is about the single-family home market. We asked several JP real estate agents for their thoughts on the houses in which you don’t have people living above you or sharing your walls — although there’s always the kids and your in-laws (if you let them move in). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jamaica Plain Real Estate Part I: Agents Discuss Condo Market

The “open house” and “for sale” signs are out on the streets and porches — the spring real estate season is upon us! To get a feel for the local landscape, Jamaica Plain News asked several area real estate agents about different elements of the market: condos, single-family homes and rentals, as well what they’re hearing from buyers and sellers and advice they would provide to sellers, buyers and renters. This is the first article in a series this week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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JP Residents Share Cultures, Pledge Solidarity at Cape Verdean Passover Seder

The 12th Annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder was celebrated by 200 Cabo Verdeans, Jews and guests to share their cultures, explore what they have in common, and, this year, to pledge solidarity with one another. Led by Jamaica Plain resident Ted Behr and Adelia Rocha, the event featured speakers from the Jewish and Cabo Verdean communities addressing the themes of this year’s event: Solidarity and Sanctuary. (more…) Continue Reading →

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