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Mid-Century Modern: Preservation or New Construction?

    My business partner and I have a new listing coming on today in Lincoln. It’s a 1957 house designed by noted Modernist architect, […]

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Growth at the Boston Waterfront, aka, the Innovation District

Growth at the Boston Waterfront, aka, the Innovation District. That’s the name Menino gave the area in hopes of attracting lucrative tenants/builders/buyers. Even with such […]

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Chasing Tracy Campion

I’d never met Tracy Campion before I wrote my profile of her for this issue’s The Closer, but I’d seen her elegant real estate ads […]

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New Incentive for (Foreign) Home-Buyers: Visas

I was listening to Marketplace on NPR last night and heard a compelling report about a bill coming up for a vote in the Senate […]

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In Boston, Hip Neighborhood = High Rent

In Boston, Hip Neighborhood = High Rent. But hipsters ≠ necessarily willing to pay lots of money to live in those ‘hoods. [Boston.com]

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Changing Prices in Suburban Boston Real Estate

As I have pointed out in this space recently, the western suburbs — the “blue chip” towns with a winning mix of quality schools, proximity […]

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Boston’s Problem Properties: 102 Blue Hill Avenue

This July, Mayor Menino stood outside a house at 102 Blue Hill Avenue and announced the launch of the city’s new Problem Properties Task Force, […]

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The Glamorous Life of a Realtor

I just spent two hours moving scrap metal, moldy old cook books, cleaning chemicals, and dog paraphernalia out of someone’s million-dollar home on the morning […]

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Vacant Suburb Office Spaces as an Indicator of the Economy

Vacant Suburb Office Spaces as an Indicator of the Economy. Approximately twice the amount of empty offices, cubicle farms, and lab space that indicates a […]

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Daily Feed: The Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Lists Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians. The most dangerous crosswalks are in Chelsea, according to state statistics. The state also keeps track of the […]

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A Fall Real Estate Market Update

Last week, I compared the typical spring and fall housing markets in the western suburbs. This was mostly from the perspective of sellers. That is, […]

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The Fall vs. Spring Real Estate Seasons

If you follow news about residential real estate on a regular basis, no doubt your head is spinning trying to make sense of it all. […]

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Digging Into the Filene's Hole

When I set out reporting my story this month on Steven Roth and the hole he and his company, Vornado Realty Trust, own at the […]

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One More Real Estate Fundamental: Go Long

In my last post, I discussed some of the fundamentals of home buying and how one should pay particular attention to them during times of […]

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The Downtown Boston Market: A Mixed Bag

The old saying “real estate is local” never runs more true than in Boston. For years now, I have been arguing that, despite the unfortunate […]