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With Evictions Slated to Restart, Questions Fly about Baker’s New Plan

Things are not looking good here in Massachusetts: COVID-19 cases are ticking up, state unemployment is the highest it’s been since the 1970s, winter is […]

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U.S. News and World Report Ranked Boston One of the Top Places to Live

Seven months into not being able to leave the apartment without a face mask and a pocket full of hand sanitzer, it’s not shocking that […]

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Two Massachusetts Towns Made Money’s List of the Best 50 Places to Live

Searching for real estate around Boston, it can feel like there are no well-kept secrets left. For those scrolling aimlessly around Google Maps though, here’s […]

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Three Major Effects Coronavirus Is Having on the Boston Housing Market

The coronavirus crisis has changed almost everything about the way we’re living, and where and how we’re living is no exception. There’s a lot going […]

City Life

A Bostonian Abroad in the Suburbs

During the first weekend of March, I was pretty busy. On Saturday alone, I took the Red Line into Davis Square to meet friends at […]

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One Piece of Good News: Renters Finally Have More Negotiating Power

By the time August rolls around, only the daredevils and deal-seekers are still looking for apartments in Boston, scouring the picked-over listings. The rest of […]

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A Two-Month Delay of Evictions Doesn’t Solve the Crisis, Housing Advocates Say

As much as each day of the pandemic tends to blend together, there is one date that has stood out for months: August 18. That […]

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The Coming Eviction Crisis Will Be Worse Than You Think

When Gov. Charlie Baker signed the statewide eviction and foreclosure moratorium in late April, it was an approval with an asterisk: The freeze would lift […]

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A Study Found Overwhelming Evidence Black Renters Experience Discrimination in Boston

If you didn’t know who “Karen” was a month ago, you definitely do now. She’s the woman demanding to see the manager for no reason, […]

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Here Are This Year’s Top-Performing Real Estate Agents in Greater Boston

If the pandemic has proven anything, it’s that Boston’s real estate market stops for nothing. Low inventory means some are still finding themselves in bidding […]

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What Will Happen to Boston Offices If We All Work from Home Forever?

Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane: It’s a Wednesday afternoon, and you’re heading out of your open-concept office in downtown Boston to grab […]

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How to Move Apartments in Boston in the Midst of a Pandemic

Can I tour a new apartment? Physically speaking, you likely won’t be able to walk through your prospective digs and open all of the cabinets. […]

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Hotels, In-Law Apartments, and Basements: How Doctors Are Quarantining during the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the few pieces of normalcy many of us are clinging to these days is the comfort of our own homes. We may wish […]

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Will Coronavirus Cause an Urban Exodus?

Everyone is looking forward to something different “when this is all over.” For some, it’s finally taking that vacation, for others, it’s going anywhere that’s […]

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Why Isn’t Boston’s Housing Market Slowing Down?

As we’ve all been advised to hunker down where we are, going out and buying a new house isn’t front of mind for most of […]