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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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CRE's Reinvention: From `Lone Ranger' To Data-Driven

You might not make an immediate mental connection between hunter-gatherer societies and the ascent of shared office space, but those were the sort of comparisons being tossed around District Hall in Boston’s Seaport District as tech leaders gathered Thursday.

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.

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.

EagleBridge Capital Arranges $3.5M Financing For Boston Condo Construction

Boston-based EagleBridge Capital has arranged $3.46 million in mortgage acquisition and construction financing for two condos in Boston.

Boston Wants To Grow, But Tough Obstacles Stand In Its Way

By Colleen M. Sullivan

Boston’s burgeoning growth makes today an exciting era for the city – but judging by a panel discussion among housing experts this morning, it’s not at all clear how the city can tackle longstanding obstacles to accomplish its lofty housing goals.

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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?

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

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