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Dorchester MA HomesAnne and Craig Galvin established The Galvin Group in 2008. They have each worked in the real estate market for over 10 years and have extensive experience in residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments throughout Dorchester. They are a seasoned, reliable, proactive and knowledgeable team. Having both raised their families in Dorchester, they understand the history, culture, and vision for the future of the city. With their hard work and vested interest in the community, it is no surprise they have been ranked the #1 sales team in Dorchester, based on MLS data, since in 2006. 

Since starting The Galvin Group, Anne and Craig have further developed their long-standing and trusted relationships with the residents, civic groups, developers, union leadership, and elected officials of Dorchester.  We utilize our extensive network and unparalleled knowledge of local markets to produce a successful, open, and satisfying experience for every client. We gain an intimate knowledge of each client’s needs and expectations and do whatever is necessary to meet clients’ objectives. We make certain our projects are good for both the city and our clients, thus earning a very high level of trust within the community.

The company has grown, and is now a team of eighteen, with more than sixty years of extensive experience working with real estate buyers, sellers, renters, and developers seeking exceptional service. The team at The Galvin Group is accustomed to regularly meeting with neighborhoods, elected officials, and other community organizations to maintain the focus and transparency of their real estate projects.  We ensure that our clients and projects receive the focus and attention they deserve.

Keeping development projects on track extends beyond solid relationships with the community. The Galvin Group prides itself on the ability to successfully work with banks, lenders and financial institutions to ensure projects can be properly funded, and move ahead on schedule and on budget.  Similarly, when dealing with zoning and the permitting process, our team members are subject-matter experts who can provide key insights and support in meeting with the community, abutters, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the BRA, and other stakeholders.

Future Projects

11 Tilesboro Street, Dorchester

11 Tilesboro Street, Dorchester

11 Tilesboro Street, Dorchester

This construction is really coming along but it's not hard to see the quality of construction coming to the intersection of Neponset and Tilesboro. Three townhouse units consisting of about 1,700 square feet, 3 bedrooms, and 3 1/2 baths. Open floor plan living area and kitchen. Roof decks and wet bar on the top floor. These units will have no expenses spared. Outstanding views from roof deck from South Shore to Downtown Boston. Coming Summer 2019.

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Current Projects

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The Neponset

City Life, Beach Life, Good Life.

Condominium Residences | Summer 2019

Discover a new boutique condominium residence that offers the ideal mix of location, lifestyle, convenience, and value.

With views of the Boston skyline, the Atlantic Ocean, the Neponset River, and the Blue Hills, the 28 two-bedroom, two-bath light-filled residences feature well-appointed finishes and thoughtfully designed floor plans. For the ultimate convenience, each home includes two deeded garage parking spaces.

A rooftop lounge with an outdoor terrace provides the ideal space to relax and socialize with friends, family, and neighbors.

Walk to the beach, nearby parks or neighborhood restaurants.

The Red Line is minutes away and provides direct access to all that Boston and Cambridge have to offer.

To learn more visit The Neponset website here.

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53 Bailey Street, Dorchester

53 Bailey Street, Dorchester

Location: Dorchester, Ashmont Station accessible.

Property: Three beautiful transit-oriented townhomes. Each will have 1,500+ square feet of living space.

Outcome: Ongoing: four units available at this time.

 

Offf-street parking, private outdoor areas, and unbeatable access to the MBTA Red Line. Top-of-the-line finishes, modern amenities, and custom kitchens and bathrooms. 

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35 Chickatawbut Street, Dorchester

35 Chickatawbut Street, Dorchester

Location: Neponset, Dorchester

Property: Four townhomes in highlight desirable location. 

Outcome: Coming soon, Summer 2019. One unit now available.

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73 Dix Street, Dorchester

73 Dix Street, Dorchester

Location: Dorchester

Property: Foundation is in and work is continuing on a beautiful construction on Dix Street! Six units coming in no time, all with parking. No shortage of space with units up to 2,000 square feet available.

Outcome: First units available in Spring 2019. 2 units now available.

 

There will be the option of 3 beds, 3 baths or 2 beds 2 baths. Outdoor space will be available, two units will have private roof decks.

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1664-1668 Dorchester Avenue

1664-1668 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester

Location: Dorchester Avenue. Your commute will also be a breeze: Shawmut MBTA station is just a few hundred feet away from your front door, multiple bus routes a stone's throw away, and just five minutes to I-93. These units are right down the street from wonderful green spaces like Hemenway Park, Adams/King Playground, and Cronin Playground. Come see your new home today!

Property:  4 newly renovated units right in the heart of Dorchester, 

Outcome: Now Available!

 

 

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145 Stoughton Street, Dorchester

145 Stoughton Street, Dorchester

Location: Dorchester, corner of Stoughton and Pleasant Street.

Property: Five stunning units in the beautifully restored building. Three units added in the back, townhouse style. Stunning open floor plans, living, and dining, with GE appliances throughout.

Outcome: Now Available!

 

 

 

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8 Banton Street, Dorchester

Location: Transit-oriented, residential neighborhood

Property: New construction rental property, 18 units, one and two bedroom units, including two income-restricted units

Objectives: Effectively Market and Rent Units

Outcome: The Galvin Group has maintained consistent contact with Owner through all stages of development in an effort to effectively price, market, and rent the units keeping the Fall market as our target completion date for full occupancy. Parking will be offered (at an additional cost per space), and units will be listed at competitive prices with favorable lease terms.  The brokerage fees are to be exclusively paid by the tenants. Ongoing - first units to be listed Summer, 2018

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Past Projects

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9 Greenwood Ave, Hyde Park

9 Greenwood Ave, Hyde Park

Three beautiful units are almost complete in Hyde Park. These condos will be outfitted with top-of-the-line finishes centered around the open concept floor plan. 2 well-sized bedrooms and 2 baths per unit. All three spaces are around 1,000 square feet. Outdoor parking and deck space will be available for all three floors. Ideal place for the city commuter looking for more space. 

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351 Centre Street, Dorchester

351 Centre Street, Dorchester

A convenient commuter's dream awaits within this classic Dorchester triple-decker. These homes have been reinvigorated with life, restored hardwood floors, brand new quartz countertops, and sleek KitchenAid appliances throughout. Nest thermostats, Ring video doorbell, and state-of-the-art surround sound systems are outfitted in each unit to fit the need of the modern buyer. In need of some fresh air? Soak in the sunlight and entertain family and friends on your private deck. Easy access to any mode of transportation, whether it's the Southeast Expressway or the MBTA. These units are right down the street from local shopping, schools, and universities. A wonderful way to step into an affordable condo in a desirable location. 

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176 Humboldt Ave, Roxbury

Proximity, A Residential Building

Location: Roxbury, Busy main street in historic and up and coming neighborhood

Property: Tear-down of a former nursing home, nine new construction condominiums

Objectives: Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: This is also a scenario where we need to create a market for this property. Location is something that we have to work with, introducing prospective buyers to the location and it’s close proximity to numerous amenities in Boston.

Outcome: SOLD

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37-39 Kimball Street, Dorchester

37-39 Kimball Street, Dorchester

Urban units built to fit the need of a modern buyer. Gorgeous open floor plan kitchen and single floor living with Kitchen Aid Stainless Steel appliances, stunning Calacatta Halian Granite countertops that were hand-picked by the builder, straight from Italy. Beautiful hickory flooring throughout. Electric high efficiency heat pumps and central air controlled by Nest thermostats. Convenient, up-and-coming Dorchester neighborhood that provides easy commuter access to both the MBTA and Interstate 93. Recessed lighting and Surround sound system throughout the home. Great opportunity for any buyer focusing on quality of construction close to the city, and off-street parking to boot! 

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18-20 Granfield Ave, Roslindale

Vicinity Place, Roslindale

Location: Roslindale, dense residential neighborhood neighborhood

Property: six new construction condominiums

Objectives: Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Welcome home to Vicinity Place of Roslindale. One of six brand new townhouse-style condominiums tucked away on Granfield Ave. Greeted by private one-car-under garage parking, you will notice an attention to detail at every turn. The first floor is completely open-concept kitchen/living/dining and 1/2 bath, light and bright with details galore. Kitchen finished Kitchenaid appliances, Franke faucets, soft-close cabinets with tons of storage, Calacatta Halian Granite counters and backsplash that have been hand-picked by the builder, straight from Italy. The second level of living offers three bedrooms, complete with master suite and laundry hook-ups. Gas heat and central air controlled by Nest thermostats and Recessed lighting throughout the unit, The unit also has a generous amount of outdoor space, with private decks.

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54 East Street, Dorchester

54 East Street

Beautifully restored units near the top of Dorchester's Meeting House Hill! Just minutes from everything Boston has to offer. Easy commute to any location with easy access to the MBTA and highway. Everything is brand new construction above the foundation. Stained oak flooring inside the superb interior of the unit. Brand new Frigidaire appliances and quartz counter tops in the kitchen. 2 beds and 2 baths Off-street parking right behind the unit for your convenience and private outdoor space on the rear decks. Here's your shot to be a part of a great neighborhood in close proximity to the city!

 

 

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65 Ashland Street, Dorchester

65 Ashland Street

This beautiful, large Clam Point large duplex is located on a dead-end street and has a garage beneath with space for two cars. Massive open floor plan on first floor with plenty of room to  entertain guests. Beautiful white shaker cabinets, quartz counter-tops in the kitchen. Great location with easy access to I-93 and right around the corner from Stop & Shop and dining. Minutes to Gallivan Blvd. and local parks and beaches; less than a mile to Fields Corner T station. This home will not last!

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West On Washington, Dorchester

719 Washington Street, Dorchester

Location: Just outside of Codman Square, up and coming residential/mixed use neighborhood

Property:  New construction - eight residential units and one commercial unit

Objectives:  Effectively Market and Sell “High Performance” Building

Challenges: Unique property; Valuation included solar panels and other high-efficiency attributes

Outcome: The marketing and sale of these units were quick and successful, with multiple offers received and multiple units under agreement after the first open house.  As of early March, 2018, seven of the eight residential units are Under Agreement, all at or about asking prices.

 

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Temple Place At Lower Mills

Corner of River Street and Temple Street, Dorchester

Location: Dorchester/Mattapan line, Busy main street in up and coming neighborhood

Property: New construction - nine residential units

Objectives: Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: Client came to us while in the process of building nine new-construction townhouse condominiums on the Mattapan / Dorchester line.  This was a scenario where we needed to create a market for this property. Location was something that we had to work with, and the market for these types of units - the inherent “vertical” style of a townhouse, with four stories each, would appeal to a particular buyer pool.

Outcome: We worked this property from all angles. We got to know the layouts very well, offering suggestions with regard to finishes and flooring - touches that set one unit apart  from the next. We worked with a graphic designer to name the property, carrying the logo over to marketing materials and open house signage. Community buy-in for this project was as important as the careful pricing of each unit.  Our community open house was held on a weeknight, complete with a food truck, music, and preferred Lender on hand to interact with all visitors. The end result was that all nine units sold with competitive pricing and terms.

6 Temple Street

1697 Square Feet

Three Bedrooms

Two and one half baths

Private Deck

One-Car Under, Garage Parking

Separate Off-Street Parking Space

 


51 River Street

1697 Square Feet

Three Bedrooms

Two and one half baths

Private Deck

One-Car Under, Garage Parking

 


 

 

51A River Street                                                                                                                                                             

1491 Square Feet

Three Bedrooms

Two and one half baths

Private Deck

One-Car Under, Garage Parking

 

 

 

 

53 River Street

1589 Square Feet

Three Bedrooms

Two and one half baths

Private Deck

One-Car Under, Garage Parking

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491-493 Ashmont Street, Dorchester

Location: Main street in historic residential/mixed use neighborhood right in the heart of Dorchester.

Objectives: Flip - Purchase/ Rehab, Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: The Galvin group team worked through the neighborhood process to turn the existing two family into a three family dwelling successfully. There were several challenges along the road to final sale including a vehicle that impacted the front of the home.

Outcome: The Galvin Group was committed to bringing a functional and well thought out design that would fit the local neighborhood and turned the property into a three family after an extensive renovation. Despite a few bumps in the road, including a vehicle hitting the home, the dwelling was sold quickly, exhibiting The Galvin Group’s experience and understanding of the local real estate marketplace. 

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The M at 11 Minot Street, Dorchester

The M at 11 Minot Street, Dorchester

Location: Neponset, Dense residential neighborhood abutting commercial/mixed use space

Property: New construction - twenty-two rental units

Objectives: Effectively Market and Rent Units

Challenges: Initially listed in off-peak time of year; Market timing and pricing were concerns

Outcome: In conjunction with the property at 367-371 Neponset Ave, and while marketing the property to several potential tenants including a small food market and a construction company, The Galvin Group brought the owners an offer to purchase the property.  While it was not their intention to sell the property, it was an offer that they could not refuse. Under that new ownership, the property was converted into a restaurant and twenty-two condo-quality rental units. The Galvin Group was intricately involved with the design of the units and neighborhood outreach, which involved continual contact with city and state officials to answer any questions or address concerns that neighbors may have had.  The Galvin Group effectively listed and rented the units, with parking (at an additional cost per space), at competitive prices with favorable lease terms. The brokerage fees were exclusively paid by the tenants, and concessions in rent or fee structure were not necessary to achieve this result.

 

Example of one of the floor plans, sun-drenched Unit 303 with amazing views of the Boston skyline:

 

Neponset is one of the many neighborhoods of Dorchester that are growing in popularity by the day, with great restaurant options like Dorset Hall, coffee shops, shopping, award-winning parks, community centers, Farmer's Markets, Public transportation, and a 60 acre waterfront park with canoe launches and a bike path.

Many South Shore towns are accessible door to door in a half hour or less, along with Logan Airport, the bustling Seaport District, and all that Downtown Boston has to offer, without a substantial commute. 

Give us a call at 617-436-2000 or send us a message, we're ready to guide you through the rental process from start to finish.

 

 

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134 Warren Street, Roxbury

134 Warren Street - Living Space

Individual Character in Roxbury

Location: Main street in historic and up and coming residential/mixed use neighborhood

Property: Burnt-out Brownstone transformed into four condominiums

Objectives: Flip - Purchase/ Rehab, Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: We brought the client a property that was in great disrepair, and after it was sold, client had to work through community process to bring new life back into this historic Roxbury Brownstone that had been heavily damaged by fire.

Outcome: The Galvin Group was involved with the design and neighborhood outreach, and after an extensive renovation, all four units were transformed into luxury condos and were Under Agreement and subsequently sold within twenty-four hours of listing.

Unit 1: Bi-Level Unit with Three Bedrooms and Two Full Baths

Units 2 and 3: Same Layouts, Two Bedrooms and One Full Bath

Unit 4: Penthouse Unit with Two Bedrooms and One Full Bath

We'd love to hear from you and keep you informed of all of the progress at this property. It's one you don't want to miss! Give us a call at 617-436-200 or send us a message!

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59 Pleasant Street, Dorchester

Location: At the foot of Jones Hill sits this brand new construction property, three high-end condominiums, with an exterior that assumes the look of the classic Dorchester three family home.

Objectives: Transform an empty lot into a structure that fits into the neighborhood like a classic Dorchester home, while achieving all of the project’s goals.

Empty lot that had to go through neighborhood process and fit the local neighborhood. Newer for the market area, not a lot of new construction there.

Challenges: Brand new construction that had to go through the neighborhood process. It was an empty lot that would have to eventually be turned into a three family home, while being built to meet the needs and wants of today’s buyer.

Outcome: The Galvin Group was involved with the design and neighborhood outreach, three units were approved and sold quickly because of the quality of design and construction. It was outside of the scope that the developer was used to, but Galvin Group was there to help every step of the way.

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6 Ashland Street, Dorchester

Dorchester's Clam Point Neighborhood

Location: Clam Point, Dense residential neighborhood

Property: Residential land, 5472 sq.ft. lot

Objectives: Finding a qualified buyer to develop and sell six residential units.

Challenges: The land was being sold without permits.

Outcome: The Galvin Group worked with the Seller and Buyer to facilitate the sale of the land. They also worked alongside the Buyer to ensure full project approval for six residential units. get through the entire process of getting a project approved for six residential units. This process involved over a year's worth of work with various parties including the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, Civic Association, neighborhood meetings, architect, and attorneys to ensure that everyone was in alignment and that the project would moving forward.

Take a look at the floor plans for each unit, you won't be disappointed!

 

If you would like to schedule a showing or if you have any questions, contact us today!

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123 King Street, Dorchester

123 King Street

Location: Pope’s Hill, Dense residential neighborhood

Objectives:Flip - Purchase/ Rehab, Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: Conversion of three family into two family, meeting the needs of the local marketplace, and understanding the needs of the modern buyer.

Outcome: The average sale price of all three units went over asking, all three condos were off the market and under agreement within a few weeks.

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402 Ashmont Street, Dorchester

402 Ashmont

Location: Main street in historic residential/mixed use neighborhood right in the heart of Dorchester.

Objectives: Flip - Purchase/ Rehab, Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: The Galvin Group was committed to bringing a functional and well thought out design that would fit the local neighborhood, while fitting the needs of the local marketplace.

Outcome: The two condo units were listed after completion and both units were under agreement within twenty four hours after the first open house. The process exhibited The Galvin Group’s experience and understanding of the local market.

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