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Supply And Demand: Is It Working?

Supply And Demand: Is It Working?

For many years, even as the supply of homes has increased gradually in Eastern Massachusetts, the continuing demand was so great that housing prices and rents seemed to unrelentingly increase. They dipped in the Great Recession but have continued to march upward.

Angry Resident Aims Scathing Rebuke At W/S’s Seaport Changes

The people of the Seaport are mad. What was once a gritty artists’ colony on the city’s outer fringe (literally and figuratively) has become a bustling neighborhood populated by hipsters, craft breweries, high-end restaurants and fancy cocktail bars.

Do You Have What It Takes To Work The Ultra-Luxury Market?

Do You Have What It Takes To Work The Ultra-Luxury Market?

Behind the glitz and glitter of the million-dollar real estate agent is the hard truth is that very few agents break into the stratosphere of the ultra-high end market. Client expectations are through the roof, competition is akin to a great white shark feeding frenzy and everyone is ready to lawyer up the moment anything goes wrong.

High Rises And High Hopes

It’s a mixed bag in Banker & Tradesman this week – some good news, some bad.
Columnist Scott Van Voorhis, vindicating his previous coverage of a study that found that building market apartments could actually bring down rents across the city, has a new look at the numbers that prove him right.

The Well-Tempered City And The Next Generation

The Well-Tempered City And The Next Generation

Whether your interests lie in real estate development, land use planning, environmental sustainability, architecture, economic development or more broadly on public policy, The Well-Tempered City by Jonathan F.P. Rose is an eye-opening read that illuminates the challenges of urbanization and brings

US Running Out Of Places To Borrow

As the federal debt has gone from astounding to unbelievable to incomprehensible, a new problem has emerged: The U.S. government is actually running out of places to borrow.

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