Opinion

Accessory Units Gain Traction Nationwide

By Lew Sichelman | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Nov 10, 2019 | Reprints

Today, proponents of accessory units believe they will help ease housing shortages by expanding the options for people of all ages. Now, many communities throughout the country have been relaxing their restrictions against ADUs, or outright encouraging them.

We Need Bold Leadership to Face Our Housing Crisis

By Molly Goodman, Beyazmin Jimenez and Jacob Oppenheim | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Nov 10, 2019 | Reprints

It’s not clear that Boston’s leadership has yet to take into account how much of our city is at stake if we do not make bold changes in housing policy, now.

Limit the Cost of the ‘Nibble’ in Negotiations

By Bernice Ross | Special To Banker & Tradesman | Nov 3, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

One of the costliest strategies during a negotiation is what is known as the “nibble.” Everyone knows that “nibbling” on a regular basis can result in a significant weight gain. Many buyers and sellers engage in the “nibble” as a negotiation strategy that can be extremely costly to the other party’s bottom line.

A Graphic Example of Reuse in Sullivan Square

A Graphic Example of Reuse in Sullivan Square

By Paul Goodwin | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Oct 27, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

At the Graphic Charlestown, Berkley Investments brought together two buildings – one a new modular structure, the other an adaptive re-use of a former industrial property – in one well-received multifamily development. 

Here’s to Some Heroes

Oct 27, 2019 | Reprints

Domestic violence is such a huge problem, no one in a position to make a difference can sit on the sidelines. Financial institutions are well positioned to help survivors and are to be commended for their efforts to do so. 

Who Wants to Live Where Someone Died?

By Lew Sichelman | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Oct 27, 2019 | Reprints

Trulia also discovered that if a house was haunted, buyers would rather it be possessed by a vengeful ghost than a demon. And, apparently, they’d be willing to live with the antics of the poltergeist: Less than half would be willing to pay for an exorcism.

Thoughtful Repositioning Creates Value

Thoughtful Repositioning Creates Value

By Haril Pandya | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Oct 27, 2019 | Reprints

As development momentum in Boston builds, how can designers and developers balance the city’s historic integrity with the demands and expectations of future residents?

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