5 Boston Apartment Rental Secrets
MoveF Concierge is a service and referral source to individuals who seek to rent or purchase affordable homes in the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts.
We’re a direct response to the hundreds of requests we’ve received for apartment leads and lottery information. So finally we did something about it. In the past 60 days, over 150 individuals were sent apartment leads and lottery updates.
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We know thousands of individuals qualify for reduce price rents and deed-restricted mortages if only you knew that you might be one of them.
At first, moveF focused on long distance transfers by auto from Logan airport for people and groups going to any one of the 351 Massachusetts towns.
That business plan was adjusted (and influenced by Uber) to a service that helps people move forward into affordable housing in addition to handling custom transportation needs. One recent transaction was supplying a step on guide to educate a 55-passenger bus load of Bostin Tourists.
And we became expert at helping people “move-Forward” into affordable homes, apartments or houses, in addition to booking advance transportation arrangements.
A chauffeur for Boston’s largest Lincoln Town Car limo company told us once that as he drives executives around town to and from meeting, many of them ask him about real estate deals and where the action is. So he became a licensed agent and it worked out well for him. He’s is still driving too.
And I should say, he has a captive audience doesn’t he? We will you book transportation as well whether you are an executive or anyone else looking for a deal.
For people in the housing market, we specialize in helping low, moderate and middle income earners access and obtain one of the many affordable housing units coming to market.
We’ll let our chauffeur friend court those rich execs, we’re sticking to grass roots.
Here’s how to think about the affordable housing scene.
a) If your income is under $109,000, you could qualify for substantial savings on rents per month and you’ll be able to purchase $350,000 homes for about $100k less.
b) Federal financed affordable housing programs are available to EVERYONE who goes through a few mandatory first time homebuyer classes that are being taught everywhere.
A place to read and learn about these programs covering 20 cities and towns in Massachusetts is this link: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/massachusetts/homeownership/buyingprgms
c) The word Affordable means different things to different people.
There are different classes of subsidies and business model discounts. Government policy sets these standards and reduced speculation l maintains price stability.
You may have heard the word deed restricted – that means you can’t flip the house for a profit overnight.
You may have seen the word subsidized. Rising rents force poor people into homeless situations until government steps up to cover the difference between their contribution to rent bills and full price. If rent is $1,000 and tenant can only afford $300 then government difference of $700 to the landlord for that tenant. That’s subsidizing the tenant.
Subsidized housing comes in all colors and sizes. It not just for the very poor or the disabled. If your income is between $20,000 to $109,000 chances are, you may qualify for a housing subsidy.
d) Most Real Estate agents won’t tell you about the Affordable units on their books.
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