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Let the Buyers Handle the Repairs

By Bernice Ross | Special To Banker & Tradesman | Feb 24, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

The inspector in your transaction calls out issues with the roof. Do you try to persuade the sellers to handle the repairs before the transaction closes or do you issue the buyers a credit and let them handle it?  

Amazon Would Face Toughest Foes in Boston

Amazon Would Face Toughest Foes in Boston

By Scott Van Voorhis | Banker & Tradesman Columnist | Feb 17, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Can they really be so dumb to truly believe what they are saying? Or is this just simply more nonsensical happy talk on part of our local pols? That was my reaction upon hearing early last week that Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and other local political leaders are leaving the “door open”

We Need to Do More – And We Can

By Elliot Schmiedl | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Feb 17, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Just five cities accounted for 45.7 percent of all loans to black borrowers in Massachusetts in 2017. Black borrowers received no home-purchase loans in 129 of the state’s 351 cities and towns and only a single loan in 50 communities.

Laboratory Land Use Expanding Beyond Cambridge

By Matthew Pullen | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Feb 10, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Greater Boston’s life science hub has outgrown its birthplace in Kendall Square/East Cambridge. Today, the area boasts a 0 percent direct vacancy rate for Class A laboratory space and rental rates approaching $100 per square foot, triple net.

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