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Higher Fees Don’t Affect Multifamily Pipeline

Aided by a bustling multifamily building climate and more aggressive affordable housing requirements on private development, Boston has added more than 1,800 income-restricted apartments and condos in the past three years. City officials credit their updated inclusionary development policy for stabilizing rents and generating affordable and workforce housing in high-cost areas...

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Homebuyers Waive Contingencies To Win Bids

Right now in Massachusetts there are more homebuyers than there are homes for sale. In their efforts to make a successful bid, buyers are giving sellers more than just over-asking bids – they’re giving up their rights....
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Repeal Of Volcker Rule Moves Closer

There has been growing momentum throughout the year to alter or repeal the Volcker Rule. Earlier this month, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency sent out a formal notice soliciting comment on whether certain parts of the rule should be revised....
Yawkey Way and Lansdowne Street were declared “blighted” by the city of Boston, clearing the way for the Boston Red Sox organization to use the streets.

Who Are You Calling ‘Blighted’?

The dreary and stunningly mediocre Charles River Park apartment complex is all that remains of a big chunk of the old West End, torn down via eminent domain by Boston officials back in the 1950s....




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