Real estate’s rocket-like trajectory has left Greater Boston’s artists, performers and craftspeople pushed out of studio space left and right. Art, as the common trope holds, is rarely the most lucrative profession, and it shows.
What to do now if you care about advancing the needs of the business community? What Boston needs now is for business to respect its vote and come together to expand the economy and equity in the city.
In September, the Federal Reserve issued a report outlining what community banks, fintechs and other stakeholders have told it about the ways banks and fintechs partner and the risks lenders face balancing customer needs with safety and soundness concerns.
Only a small percentage of agents understand how to effectively persuade sellers to list at a full commission. Instead, agents are often so desperate to get the listing that they cave in the moment the seller asks them to reduce their fee. It’s time to stop and here’s how to do it.
Banker & Tradesman readers interested in understanding the mass transit revolution waiting to hit Massachusetts should take a trip to Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood.
Having trouble deciding his next political move, Gov. Charlie Baker is turning to an old standby for advice about the future.
A referendum in Maine spells big trouble for both office building owners and developers in Boston as they scramble to meet the city’s tough, new carbon emissions rules.
The closing is the last step in the long, sometimes difficult, almost always anxious journey in buying and selling a house. And it can be just as ripe for pitfalls as any other part of the process.
Wu has pledged to rezone the entire city, with new rules of the road for developers, set by people who live in the Boston’s many neighborhoods. But there are two very different versions of how that could turn out.
The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development has denied MassLandlords’ request to see where rental assistance was spent, or where applications were denied. The result is that $400 million of our public funds were spent in secret, with no public oversight. Landlords should be outraged.
Many state regulators of real estate agents are supposed to look out for buyers and sellers. But not one such institution has the authority to provide restitution to consumers who are found to have been treated unfairly or unlawfully.
Mayor-elect Michelle Wu should consider making several of her rival’s important policy proposals her own as she embarks on what will doubtless be a lengthy citywide rezoning process that should allow for more as-of-right growth.
It’s time for incoming Boston Mayor Michelle Wu to act on some campaign pledges.
At Brookline Bank, our strategy for the transition has been similar to the preparation for Y2K: So far it is going smoothly, but not without an enormous amount of planning and cross-departmental teamwork.
The two large resort-style casinos won approval from state regulators in no small part due to their perceived potential to be engines of economic development. A new study throws doubt on that hope.
A new board of directors is now in place at the MBTA, and we will soon learn if this means a new direction for public transit in this region. They should focus on implementing the FMCB’s ideas rather than any attempts to revisit the debates of the past few years.
Boosting first-generation and first-time homebuyers has become popular among banks and politicians looking to boost their communities. But without commensurate effort to boost home building, these efforts will come to naught in the face of plenty of all-cash offers.
The Patriots’ newest quarterback has signed with a second local team: HarborOne Bank.
Conducting business with a handshake in the Boston area may seem quaint and charming, harkening back to a time when life seemed simpler. However, life is anything but simple. We should expect the unexpected – and be prepared for it.
There are “haunted houses” – you know, the ones that pop up this time of year where you pay to have the bejesus frightened out of you. And then there are “real” haunted houses – the ones where ghastly spooks supposedly live on, long after they should have transferred into the afterlife.