Ice dams are common all over JP, including this Prince Street home. Taken Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

JP Real Estate Part IV: Real Estate Agents Offer Advice & Feedback from Buyers, Sellers

We've heard from Jamaica Plain real estate agents about what they're seeing in the local market -- now they'll share what people have been saying to them and offer their personal and professional advice to buyers and sellers. This is the fourth (and last) article in our series about Jamaica Plain's real estate market. The first article was about the condo market, the second article was about the single-family home market and the third was about the rental market. Anecdotally, what are you hearing from buyers, sellers and renters in Jamaica Plain? Josh Muncey, Ellen, Janis, & Josh Real Estate Team

Sellers are generally blown away by the end result of their sale.

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File photo: Brookside Avenue home.

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

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. This is the third article in our series about Jamaica Plain's real estate market.

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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). This first article in our series about Jamaica Plain's real estate market was about the condo market. 

What are you observing in Jamaica Plain’s single-family market? Maureen McElroy, Jamaica Hill Realty

Here are some stats on single-family houses (as of April 6):

Eight active single-family homes ranging in price from $799,000 to $2,499,000
Nine single-family homes pending
Seven sold from Jan. 1, 2o17, through March 6, 2017, with an average sales price of $851,643 and an average price per square foot $382.

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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. What are you observing in the Jamaica Plain condo market? Randal Engelmann, Focus Real Estate

We are still experiencing very low inventory in all price ranges.

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Rendering of proposal for 25 Amory St.

Neighborhood Group to Consider 44-Unit Affordable Rental Complex

Development is always big news in JP. And the Zoning Committee of the JP Neighborhood Council sees virtually every proposal of consequence. The neighborhood group meets Wednesday to consider two projects. The largest is a proposal from the JP Neighborhood Development Corp. to build 44 units of affordable rental housing at 25 Amory St.

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