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EVENT! First-Time Home Buyer's Meet & Greet at JR Associates

If you're starting on your journey to homeownership, it all begins with a relationship. On March 23rd, JR Associates and Guaranteed Rate will be hosting an informal 'Meet & Greet' with real estate broker, James Riel and mortgage lender, Ryan Van Auken. Come join us for light bites, drinks, and a giveaway! We'll provide you with some valuable [...]

The Basics To Home Buying


When it comes time to think about buying a home, most take to the internet to begin their research. In most cases, this can be a great resource but we’ve also found that a lot of the information available is very basic, redundant, and doesn't quite take the perspective of a first-time homebuyer.

Be a part of the JR Team!

We're hiring

As we finish up some final touches to our new East Cambridge location, we're looking to expand our team this summer. JR Associates is a boutique-style real estate and design/build brokerage covering all aspects of the housing industry under one roof. We specialize in not only residential sales and leasing but also property management, commercial properties, new construction design/build, custom home design, structural engineering, roof-deck design, and more! We stay competitive using the industry's leading-edge technologies to better market and sell our clients properties. As a full-service firm, we have the ability to offer our clients far more than your average brokerage.

Market Predictions: Bullish on East Cambridge

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When you've spent the better part of a decade localizing your business to one zip code, you get a real sense of the market and the trends that spark redevelopment. In this case, Boston's 02127 submarket (South Boston) was the point of focus, as it underwent an incredibly dizzying transformation in such a short period of time. Watching the neighborhood take shape to what it is today, we are seeing very similar ...

First Look // Cambridge Polish-American Club Redevelopment

Building 3d model

This past Monday night we got an inside look at the potential redevelopment project for the East Cambridge Polish-American Citizens Association at 747 Cambridge St. As our immediate next door neighbors, we took extra interest in learning about the scope of the project, its developer, and the architect behind the design. The project calls for 9 residential 2-bed condominiums, 8 units approximately 800 square feet and a larger ~1,200 SF unit. The initial design carves out roughly 1,500 SF on the...

A+ location with parking, South Boston multi-family hits the market.


JR Associates is at the helm of a rare 3-family apartment building listing in one of Boston's most highly desirable neighborhoods. The building is nestled on a picturesque stretch of East Broadway which resembles parts of San Francisco with its colorful facades, and sloping hills. For those unfamiliar with the neighborhood, this particular location boasts a 94 walk score making your daily errands a cinch. Just a 1/2 mile away, you're enjoying ocean views and fabulous walking/jogging at M Street beach and Castle Island and only a 10-minute Uber ride to Boston's Logan airport. South Boston has been the center of massive redevelopment efforts over the past 5 years which have completely changed its appeal giving it a remarkable lift in popularity.

Tips on renting in Boston's red hot housing market.


As we progress through the calendar year towards September 1st, Boston's rental market only gets more frustrating to navigate. From group showings with multiple applicants to tirelessly combing through rental websites, James Riel of JR Associates provides some tips to help you land your rental without the headache.

Perkins Square Redevelopment Underway (02127)

Building blueprint

Another highly anticipated project is underway at the junction of East and West Broadway in South Boston. We've kept a close eye on this building long before it was finalized for redevelopment knowing it would be one of the most highly sought after corner lots in Southie. The approved development consists of 3 parcels all originally owned by Frank Sorrenti of Perkins Supply which make up the combined 9,477 SF ...

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