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A Glimmer of Hope on Filene's

Nah, there’s probably not. Let’s be serious, we are talking about the Filene’s site. BUT, if I were to put on my rose-colored shades and […]

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A Glimmer of Hope on Filene's

Nah, there’s probably not. Let’s be serious, we are talking about the Filene’s site. BUT, if I were to put on my rose-colored shades and […]

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Sold! The $1.3 Million+ Housing Market

The economy may still seem slow, but in the realm of high-end housing sales around here, things have been brisk. In the past month alone, […]

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Three Deckers: A Boston Icon

Holiday time is family time, right? Everyone piled in together, hemmed in by Christmas trees, rented banquet tables, kids’ presents, and the chairs brought up […]

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Don't Give Your Realtor a Vacation

At the risk of taking heat from my colleagues, I am here to tell you that if your house is currently on the market and […]

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Skittish Bidding Wars?

The Wall Street Journal reports, “For the second time in history — and the second time in as many months — average rates on 30-year […]

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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 […]