Now that the country is reopening and some companies are calling their employees back to the office, more than a few pandemic-inspired buyers are having a change of heart.
The all-out scramble to lure GE’s headquarters to Boston still sticks in my craw. Five years on from that debacle, there’s a budding campaign to officials from throwing away our hard-earned tax dollars on such dubious corporate recruiting campaigns.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker must be congratulating himself after successfully outmaneuvering the top Democratic legislative leaders on the issue of when and how to spend billions in federal stimulus cash.
In real estate, a house isn’t sold until the Fat Lady sings at the closing. Until then, the seller should keep their options open by accepting backup contracts.
If the Cape’s housing crisis could be solved by words of warning and good intentions, there would already be thousands of new apartments across the Cape. It’s time for leaders who see what’s going on to start calling out the culprits.
Impulsive decision-making by an individual or small, isolated group of followers, without those safeguards, can and often will lead to disastrous results.
Sellers who jump on offers from buyers waiving the opportunity to hire an independent home inspector may rue the day they did so.
The Bulfinch Crossing redevelopment at the Government Center garage property could include one of the highest-profile life science projects built yet in downtown Boston.
One of the first questions buyers ask these days is: How far over the asking price should I go to get the house I want? Obviously, it all depends.
Middle- and working-class buyers unable to crack the Boston market have been able to find far more affordable, single-family alternatives in Southern New Hampshire and the suburbs of Providence. But those days could be be numbered
There are numerous charlatans out there who will promise to buy your timeshare or help you sell it. There is little substance to most of their assurances, at least not until they get their hands on your money.
Are we finally seeing the surge in home prices slowing? Or is it just an early summer mirage driven by exhausted buyers?
Some homebuyers, even those who absolutely adore their places, have “buyer’s remorse” – second thoughts about their purchase.
Seniors trying to figure out how to cash in on their home equity without having to leave their houses now have another choice. So do low-income borrowers who’ve yet to refinance their government-owned loans.
Despite its bumper crop of new luxury condominium towers, Boston won’t be joining the gilded world of $100 million penthouses anytime soon. The mixed results of sales of several luxurious penthouses points to a price ceiling of sorts.
A new report from the Consumer Federation of America argues that agents who represent both the buyer and seller in a transaction do a disservice to buyers, and the practice of dual agency should be banned.
For years now, experts have warned of a looming construction price apocalypse. Well, it has finally arrived, with steel and lumber both nearly tripling in cost over the past year, but 2021 is shaping up to be a record year for construction deliveries.
Having a run-in with the law is one of the quickest ways to disqualify yourself from homeownership, and other bites of housing news for your holiday weekend.
The kind of small-bore politics and insider political jockeying that have dominated the state political scene for decades – as we’ll see unfold as the gubernatorial race gets going – come at the expense of any real effort to tackle the ongoing housing crisis.
Reality has yet to catch up with all the years of hype about the promise of “Midtown,” maybe best known for the posh Millennium Tower and the hum-drum shopping district it lords over.