After chatting with with this guy and finding out they make $13/hour we stopped by 1707 Boylston Ave while waiting for my haircut.
So the story on this project is that they sold 10 units, rented 9 and are now auctioning 17. To get in on the auction you need to be pre-approved with their lender and bring a cashiers check for $1000 to the auction next weekend. If you win you need to pony up another $1500 that weekend. The bidding starts at $100,000 for the studios.
The place is what you’d expect; they took an old apartment building and put in granite countertops.
The place is really trying to appeal to dog owners with a massive doggie area in the basement:
There are also some old memories of the apartment like this sign over the coin op:
The “gym” in the basement is a little desolate:
In fact the whole basement reminded me of a college dorm.
The company doing this, Accelerated Marketing Partners, has done this before in California but the onsite real estate agents they have are local. For the projects that don’t or can’t go rental this is their other option.