Residential Real Estate

Top Mass. LOs Busy in Booming Market

Top Mass. LOs Busy in Booming Market

Last year was one of the busiest on record for the state’s loan originators. So, who came out ahead in the $127.2 billion market? Banker & Tradesman has analyzed the results and identified the top loan originators in Massachusetts.

A Modest Proposal for Suburbs’ Gas Bans

Many of Greater Boston’s richest suburbs want to cleanse their blocks of fossil fuel pollution by banning natural gas hookups for new buildings. But why should this admirable impulse to fight climate change locally stop there?

Town-Gown Chasm Widens in Allston

Town-Gown Chasm Widens in Allston

It wasn’t supposed to be this difficult to push the first part of Harvard University’s new Enterprise Research Campus across the finish line. But community opposition and personnel changes have put the project into an uncertain holding pattern.

Mortgage Market Opens for Gig Workers

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shut many self-employed buyers out during the pandemic. But now, those rules are gone and some lenders, perhaps sensing a grand opportunity to boost market share, are targeting gig workers directly.

Community Good Works

Community Good Works

Liz Tavares, a commercial broker with Jay Nuss Realty Group, helped arrange meal deliveries between Newton-area restaurants and local families, senior citizen programs and individual households in need.

Fenway’s Biggest Changes Are Still to Come

Fenway’s Biggest Changes Are Still to Come

The last wave of changes in Boston’s Fenway replaced beloved nightclubs and quirky retailers with luxury housing towers. The next transformation is being driven by life science developers setting out to “conquer” new territory.

A Plan for Making Change

A Plan for Making Change

David Wluka has been in the real estate business longer than many Realtors today have been alive. As a residential and commercial real estate agent for nearly half a century, the Sharon resident has played key roles in real estate development south of Boston.

Agent Fees Are Negotiable? Yeah, Right

The agents that buyers use to visit houses and write up a contract are paid their share of the sales commission by the seller’s agent. They are paid whatever the seller’s agent offers – usually half of whatever the seller’s agent charges.

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