The national debate surrounding the regulation of financial technology companies, also known as fintechs, continues to grow almost as quickly as the industry itself.
In what could be the most far-reaching antitrust lawsuit for the real estate market in decades, the National Association of Realtors and four of the largest realty companies have been accused of a conspiracy to systematically overcharge home sellers.
While the urban core in Boston and its environs appears poised for continued growth amid an explosion of luxury condominium and apartment towers, it’s a different picture in the suburbs, where the loss of major anchor stores is hitting the hardest.
The Baker Administration recently introduced legislation to help address the commonwealth’s housing crisis. Although it appropriately identifies zoning reform as a priority, a key element is missing: specific focus on families with lowest incomes. Here are five additional pieces that could help.
While engaging in the most rapacious forms of profit mongering are apparently fine off-island, Nantucket apparently has a very different code for what’s allowable on this playpen for the fabulously rich.
A Massachusetts regulation stating that no two digital billboards may be erected within 1,000 feet of one another set up a race between competing billboard companies that owned abutting land.
Careful, dear. Your MAGA is showing.
The lack of housing is now approaching crisis level. The number of communities with median prices above $1 million has doubled in the past decade. As a result, the shortage of workforce housing is now a significant threat to our economic growth.
A new report from the Eos Foundation offers a damning critique of many organizations that serve as the public face of Massachusetts’ leading industries.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who are self-employed or earn money on the side through freelance, contract or “gig” work, you may know the drill firsthand: Applying for a mortgage can be an intrusive ordeal.
Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan to raise fares on T riders is unfair while drivers and Uber or Lyft users who benefit from the system’s existence aren’t charged a penny, but it also wastes an opportunity to fix congestion caused by ride-hailing apps.
In the 40 years since we were established by an act of the legislature, Massachusetts and the community development sector have changed tremendously, and so has CEDAC.
Beware of a business model that involves betting the house – or, in this case, the office tower – on the ability to push already sky-high rents ever higher, year after year, recessions be damned.
Even if your home is not a dazzling palazzo on a hill, the secret is out: Though it’s highly unlikely, your Zillow page can be hacked and stolen by online troublemakers.
Attention passengers. Please be advised the MBTA is planning a 6.3 percent increase in the quality of its service.
Even though there is much to fix in the world we are leaving to our children and our grandchildren, I remain optimistic. If there ever were a time in history for the design professions to step up, it is now.
While embracing these promising technologies is essential to staying current with clients, understanding the limitations of these new platforms must also be considered when helping clients determine the best path forward when it comes to buying or selling a home.
If Massachusetts wants to maintain its reputation as a great place to live, and as a global leader with a dynamic economy, our transportation infrastructure must improve to keep pace with our growing needs.
With a glut of luxury apartments coming online, expect some unique sweeteners in leases this year.
It’s a real estate and social barometer that doesn’t get a lot of publicity, but it’s important: More Americans are paying their mortgages on time today than they have in nearly two decades