The long knives are out again for one of American real estate’s oldest and most controversial traditions: requiring home sellers to pay the agents who represent the buyers of their properties.
The BPDA has kicked off an intensive planning process to look at the future of downtown Boston, and City Hall’s interest in taking a deep dive on the future of the neighborhood comes as development interest in the area bubbles.
Solutions to the MBTA’s predicament are out there, but the state’s two highly capable transportation leaders, Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, need Gov. Charlie Baker to empower them to take unconventional steps to enact them quickly.
Companies still have time to investigate an incident, but once they have determined a data breach has occurred, they must alert any individuals whose data they know was involved without waiting to figure out who else had data involved.
Under pressure from housing activists and priced-out residents, some cities are taking aim at housing developers, hoping to achieve by government mandate what the market has so far, at least, failed to deliver. It’s a recipe for disaster.
The general manager of my company recently lost her father-in-law and her family is preparing to sell his home. If you have ever wondered why consumers don’t get your value or challenge you on the commissions you receive, their experience illustrates why this is the case.
The booming biotech industry is spilling out of Kendal Square in what looks like a flood of biblical proportions, but what happens if a Democrat takes the White House in 2020, riding a wave of demand for “Medicare for All”?
A class-action suit against the online realty giant Zillow is moving forward after insider whistleblowers alleged that the company designed its controversial “co-marketing” program to violate federal anti-kickback laws.
Even with the construction of millions of square feet of new office and lab properties in recent years positive absorption remains steady year over year. But traffic isn’t the only dark lining among the silver clouds floating above the Pru. Inequality is a growing issue here
Winter has come and gone, and while we appreciate the good fortune of a mild start to 2019, metropolitan Boston and areas of coastal Massachusetts still need to prepare for the storms to come.
Demands that the city of Cambridge pull the plug on plans to redevelop a 22-story Cambridge ex-courthouse are an ill-conceived, unfair attempt at an end run around the developer’s good-faith engagement in the city’s permitting process.
Do you want to buy a house but worry that your credit profile will disqualify you for a mortgage? Take another look: A new study suggests that you might find lenders a little friendlier and more flexible than you thought.
Boston needs tools similar to Arlington’s vacant storefront fee in our economic development toolbox – not to penalize landlords, but to benefit the small businesses who should have access to vacant space.
By neglecting to raise a key, compelling point in Land Court, a Dorchester landlord may have lost a case it could have otherwise won.
Business leaders can’t let any pessimism get in the way of holding state leaders accountable for achieving the transit transformation Massachusetts desperately needs.
No matter how loud political would-be manipulators on both sides of the aisle rant, free markets get things right sooner or later. We are now turning that corner with respect to climate change, and business has an important role to play in breaking through the bombast.
It’s a brave new world for suburban retail, but not everyone’s adjusting well.
Gateway Cities like Lawrence that are within bearable commuting distance of Boston’s core have seen demand for their houses soar as Boston homebuyers seek to avoid the hellish traffic and transit problems gripping the region.
A new report from the New York Federal Reserve sheds a little light on a question that’s been hanging over the American real estate market: Has the massive tax overhaul adopted by Congress in late 2017 had any effect on whether consumers want to buy or sell homes?
The Clearing House (TCH) last month released business principles outlining the operation of its real-time payments network, which it launched in November 2017 and is the only one in the country.