Have you seen those self-driving test cars making their way through the tangled streets of Boston? They’re going to ruin your life.
Before autonomous vehicles and mobility as a service can become mainstream, complementary businesses will need to become robust enough to support early adopters and grow with the industry. This autonomous vehicle ecosystem is critical for the overall success of mass adoption.
On the bright side, autonomous vehicle commuting will spell the end of millions of awkward conversations at the office.
Could predatory lending practices affecting veterans also be inflating interest rates paid by thousands of unsuspecting homebuyers using FHA loans?
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that condominium developers can’t unreasonably restrict the ability of owners to file suits against them. The court rejected a “poison pill” provision developers often use to insulate themselves from liability for construction defects, design flaws and other claims condominium owners might pursue against the developers of their communities.
Were fears overblown that changes to the federal tax law would trigger plunging home values?
Teamwork makes the dream work.
The MBTA is an underappreciated asset in metropolitan Boston. Certainly on some days – especially in the winter – it can be challenging to argue this point, but on the whole, the MBTA generates enormous benefits to both residents and businesses in this region.
Boston’s transit system may have its issues, but according to a recently released report by the Urban Land Institute, the region should not only be grateful for what it has, it needs to also set a vision for its future and invest in it.
They are gnawing questions that many homebuyers inevitably ponder: What are my chances of getting the house I’ve fallen in love with at a price I can afford, which happens to be well below what the seller is asking? What are the odds that pesky contract contingencies, such as mortgage financing or the appraisal, could jeopardize my good deal?
Steve Wynn is the latest powerful man to be caught up in the wave of sexual harassment allegations sweeping the nation.
Too often when developers fail to prepare for climate change, taxpayers are called upon to bail them out when the inevitable damage happens. But now it seems that cities across Massachusetts and even the state could increasingly be on the hook financially if they don’t take substantive steps to plan for these changes.
The market is rapidly dividing itself into two separate buckets — do it yourself, low (or no) commission models versus concierge style service coupled with a unique value proposition. There’s a third bucket, however, where most agents fit.
Money, power and (a complete lack of) respect.
Many mortgage applicants have never heard of “rapid rescoring” or CreditXpert score simulations – in part because some lenders choose not to educate them.
Amazon knows how to negotiate with Boston.
Too many lenders view compliance as something that they just need to get over with, and that attitude prevents them from seeing risk assessments for what they really are – an opportunity.
The time has come for the city of Boston to incorporate ridesharing into all of its mobility planning. This is most critical when it comes to allocating precious curb space to the many competing demands for this valuable urban terrain. The changing needs of our mobility system must drive changes in our parking policies.
Proponents of a 2018 statewide ballot initiative that would add a surcharge on the state taxes of those earning over $1 million annually should look at the experience of Connecticut, where multiple rounds of tax hikes aimed at high earners triggered an exodus of large employers and high-earning individuals that resulted in declining tax revenue, according to a new whitepaper published by the Pioneer Institute.
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