Celtics fans watching a recent national broadcast might have been distracted from slam dunks and pick and rolls by a startling sight: what appeared to be an orange halo of flames shooting from the top of Boston’s 11th-tallest building.
Here’s hoping our incrementalist governor and our do-nothing legislature will step up to the challenges of fixing our broken transit system and housing supply in 2019.
Heading into 2018, management and the board of directors at the parent company of Belmont Savings Bank saw that there was no shortage of challenges in front of them if they were to sustain their successful track record of loan and earnings growth.
Boston luxury home prices actually fell 4.7 percent in the third quarter, to an average of $3.6 million, the sixth-steepest decline in the country. Get ready for more of the same in 2019, thanks to investors trying to offload gilded condominiums.
The growing challenges of simply getting to the Cape are putting a damper on its real estate market – home prices on the Cape have taken years to recover after the Great Recession and have only started to gain traction in the last year or two – while also making it that much harder for businesses to get the labor they need.
Today’s guest column comes from the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations with a call for year-end donations to benefit local CDCs
Visitors to the First Church of Christ, Scientist’s property in Boston will notice some subtle changes to its iconic reflecting pool and plaza next spring, but the most dramatic updates are taking place beneath the surface.
Some local officials’ reasons for deploying the “nuclear option” of eminent domain in Brockton, Waltham and Hopedale should trigger warning lights.
Climate change, in the form of rising sea levels, threatens to literally wash away tens of billions of dollars in new development, and environmental activists are part of the problem.
It’s time for the annual turkey shoot, where we look at the biggest development flops, fizzles, thuds, duds, snafus and mediocrities in the making across the Bay State.
Our traffic-clogged highways, stalled trains and loony home prices are taking heat for scaring Amazon away, and for good reason.
There’s no escaping the next real estate downturn: the only question is when it will hit. The signs of softening – slowing home sales and slowing price growth – are already readily apparent both in Greater Boston and in major markets across the country.
“Sharon’s having trouble selling their house – they’re dropping the price,” my wife noted, reading an email from an old college friend. Those are words I haven’t heard in a decade.
It was a canny development decision that laid the foundation for one of the most remarkable transformations in the history of sports. This is the fourth World Series for the Red Sox since a then-obscure hedge fund guru by the name of John Henry and Hollywood producer Tom Werner bought the Red Sox in 2001. On the December day nearly 17 years ago when they emerged victorious from a $700 million-plus bidding war for the team, the new owners vowed to win not one, but multiple World Series.
Did you hear the news? Top Democratic strategists now believe that sky-high home prices and the dearth of affordable housing can be a winning issue in the 2020 presidential race.
Would a President Warren be the cure for our country’s increasingly messed up housing market? Sen. Elizabeth Warren has finally made official what anyone with half a brain has long suspected – she’s eyeing a run for the White House.
New York Life Real Estate Investors has provided $96 million in fixed-rate mortgage financing for the The Merc at Moody & Main, a multifamily and retail complex in downtown Waltham.
Gas prices shot up 73 percent in 1973, the year OPEC lowered the boom on the U.S. economy. Pumps went dry and irate drivers queued up in long lines at service stations; some resorted to stealing precious fuel from their neighbors’ cars at night.
You could fit more than 30 microapartments inside the largest penthouse on the market in Greater Boston.
Earlier this month, organizations and stakeholders from across the finance ecosystem came together for Boston Fintech Week, a volunteer-led, grassroots effort that put together 35 free events in Downtown Boston.