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Convention Center Chronicles – Marginal Impact and Demand

What do we get? And who will come? Those are the questions that have not been properly answered despite reams of Powerpoints and consultants reports. […]

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Q&A: Walter Pierce, Lexington-Based Pioneering Architect

Some years back, the architect and Lexington resident, Walter Pierce was quoted in the Boston Globe, describing Peacock Farm, a pioneering modernist neighborhood in Lexington […]

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Q&A: Walter Pierce, Lexington-Based Pioneering Architect

Some years back, the architect and Lexington resident, Walter Pierce was quoted in the Boston Globe, describing Peacock Farm, a pioneering modernist neighborhood in Lexington that […]

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The Real Estate Heretic

Yesterday I sat down with Walter Pierce, a 90-something year-old architect who designed the “Peacock Farm” house and developed one of the first modernist/progressive neighborhoods […]

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Somerville Street Art

It’s tough to know exactly what to call Somerville resident Tim Devin. Is he a street artist? A demographer? Or kind of a mix of […]

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What’s Going On With Downtown Real Estate?

So Listing Information Network recently released its First Quarter 2011 Sales Summary. It certainly is a mixed bag, but definitively better than those ubiquitous doom […]

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The Giant Kings Live at the Lizard Lounge

Last week, after a middling Wednesday of trying to sell and market real estate with mixed results, instead of throwing in the towel and wrapping […]

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Spring Has Sprung, in Real Estate at Least

Many real estate developers are optimistic about Boston’s market — I like that! Several significant buildings have been approved for years, but are just now […]

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How's The Market?

“How’s the market, Bill?” This is the question that I hear most when I tell people I’m a broker. And the answer is, well, it […]

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Testing Menino's Business Resource Center, Part III

My last two blog posts (here and here) have provided some ideas about some key aspects of the Mayor’s initiative to reform the permitting process. […]

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Arriving at Mid-Century Modern Lexington

I moved to Lexington from Somerville in my mid-20s. I went kicking and screaming. But my band, Buffalo Tom, had just started to make some […]

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Testing Menino's Business Resource Center, Part I

Mayor Menino’s new budget proposal included the intriguing commitment to create a “one-stop shop” for small business permitting. The state has long strived to create […]

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Buffalo Tom & Songs About Home

Did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night? With his plaintive, yearning voice, Jimmie Dale Gilmore asked this musical question with his legendary […]

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Buffalo Tom & Songs About Home

Did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night? With his plaintive, yearning voice, Jimmie Dale Gilmore asked this musical question with his legendary […]

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No High Hopes for Menino's New BRA Chief

In appointing Peter Meade as the new BRA director, Mayor Menino exposes his deeply cynical soul. How a city gets shaped according to Menino has […]