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Inside B&T

Climate Ripens For Spec Development

Greater Boston developers are moving forward on major office projects with a more speculative...

A Call For Housing From Boston’s New Mayor

No need to slog through Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s ghost-written autobiography, now piling...

A Flip Waiver Nears Its End

Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down payment mortgage...

Operating Trade Centers From Boston To Algiers

John P. Drew has two jobs that keep him immersed in the Boston and Washington, D.C. commercial...

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Total Absorption

Why Oct. 23 Is An Important Date In Boston

Oct. 23 is a holiday in Thailand marking the 1910 passing of King Chulalongkorn, but in Boston it has a different significance in land-use circles, with an influence on how tall skyscrapers can be built.

Weighted Assets

Would you want a "do over?"

Do you have any regrets? Anything you’d like to “do over?” Well, who doesn’t? We’re all only human. When I think about the past 10 or so years of my life – roughly 30 percent of my life up to this point – there are maybe a few things I would do differently, given the option, but I’m not sure that college is one of them...

Housing Scene

Robosigning Woes Alive and Well In the Bay State?

A new case from the Appeals Court suggests some old ghosts have not yet been exorcised....


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Bay State Home Sales Fall In August

Sales of Massachusetts single-family homes fell 6.6 percent in August, marking the sixth time sales have decreased year-over-year in 2014, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Millennium Tower Claims One-Third Of Units Under Agreement

By Colleen M. Sullivan

Millennium Tower, the 685-foot, 442-unit skyscraper being built by Millennium Partners at Downtown Crossing, opens its sales office to the public Thursday morning. But a third of the units already have purchase and sales agreements in place, developers claim.

Hook Lobster Redevelopment: Residential Tower, Sit-Down Restaurant

By Steve Adams

Owners of James Hook & Co. would preserve their working seafood pound on the Boston waterfront while adding a 285-foot-tall residential tower under designs unveiled Wednesday.

River Development Receives $5M In Permanent Financing For Peabody Property

Boston-based Fantini & Gorga has arranged $5.15 million in permanent financing for a mixed-use property in downtown Peabody on behalf of River Development LLC.

First Niagara Closing 2 Mass., 17 Total Branches As Foot Traffic Drops

By Laura Alix

If you had any reason to doubt whether customer preferences really are shifting away from the branch model and toward digital channels, doubt no longer. First Niagara Financial Group announced it will close 17 branches and two off-premise drive-through locations across its four-state footprint early next year.

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Bay State Home Sales Fall In August

Tune in as Tim Warren, CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the August real estate activity in the Bay State.

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Homes Sweet Homes?
What do you think about Marty Walsh’s housing plan, which calls for 53K new housing units by 2030?

57.9%It’s an ambitious, but necessary goal, and Mayor Walsh is just the guy to pull it off.
36.8%He won’t reach his goal, but I’m glad he’s thinking about middle-class housing.
5.3%I think the city should be focusing on other issues than housing.

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