Opinion

Rebuilding on the Fly at Bulfinch Crossing

Rebuilding on the Fly at Bulfinch Crossing

By Thomas O’Brien | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jun 23, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

A carefully engineered plan has allowed 368 rental apartments and 55 for-sale condominiums to rise skyward on a tiny footprint – all while keeping the garage which shares its building site operating.

Housing Mega-Investments Better Spent on Rezoning Push, Transit

Jun 23, 2019 | Reprints

Last week, Google announced to some acclaim it would spend $1 billion to build 15,000 market-rate and 5,000 affordable homes in the housing-starved San Francisco Bay area. Before any like-minded Massachusetts actors get a similar idea, we suggest a better use of that money would be helping efforts to modernize our mass transit and suburban zoning laws. 

Developing Boston’s Waterfront with a Long View

Developing Boston’s Waterfront with a Long View

By Nicholas Iselin | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jun 23, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Rather than walling off the site in the face of climate change risks, waterfront developers should consider how the neighborhood and residents alike can interact with the waterfront, and how the site fits in with the broader neighborhood.

Feng Shui Your Way to More Sales

By Bernice Ross | Special To Banker & Tradesman | Jun 23, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

When I worked in Southern California, it was common for luxury agents and their clients to use the services of a feng shui expert to assist in staging a listing or to help them locate the best property to purchase.

Economy Puts Upward Pressure on Multifamily Investment Sale Prices

Economy Puts Upward Pressure on Multifamily Investment Sale Prices

By Chris Paneuf and Adam Dunn | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jun 23, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Even though capital markets remain liquid, there continues to be significant interest in multi-housing across the entire United States. And more capital is moving towards the Greater Boston market since the multifamily fundamentals are outpacing other primary markets in the U.S.

Can You Afford to Sell?

By Lew Sichelman | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jun 16, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

In most real estate transactions, the focus is on the purchaser and whether he or she can afford to buy the property. But there is another, equally important question: Can the seller afford to sell?

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