I was recently thinking about what a great time this is to be looking for an affordable unit(I know you are thinking I am crazy right now!) I have been a broker for 32 years and there have never been so many new buildings being built in that entire time The cranes are everywhere in Boston putting up rental developments. Each of the new construction properties has to provide some affordable housing.
Here is a link to some general house hunting advice
Here is a list of new buildings being built;
Here is the city's list of ongoing new buildings and renovation.
You will need to copy and paste those links.....but it could be very helpful!
I would put together a nice email and use the internet to contact every one of the projects mentioned above. I bet you can end up with a nice place in a nice building! Good Luck, Doug
Douglas Melcher | Principal Broker
Paragon Properties LLC | 437 Boylston St., Suite 503 | Boston, MA 02116