Residential Real Estate
The National Association of Realtors’ board on Tuesday voted on a measure intended to crack down on the practice of “pocket listings,” where a real estate agent declines to list a sale on a multiple listings service, and instead markets the sale within a separate, informal network of brokers or others.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy slows enough to cause policymakers to make a “material reassessment” of their outlook.
Confidence among employers in Massachusetts continued its up-and-down trajectory in October, when the business community felt more optimistic about things.
A North Andover developer is kicking off permitting for a 84-unit apartment complex steps from the MBTA’s Newburyport commuter rail station.
A Philadelphia multifamily developer has begun leasing 65 units of affordable and workforce housing on Cape Cod in a project that received Community Preservation Act and MassHousing financing.
Senate leaders say a “major” bill that addresses clean energy, clean vehicles and buildings will “probably” come before the state Senate in January of next year.
A two-year investigation by the Associated Press has found 39 high hazard dams statewide that are in poor or unsatisfactory condition. In many cases, if the dams break, many living and working downstream would be at risk.
Members of the banking and real estate industries were on the move in recent weeks. See who’s been hired and promoted in this week’s Personnel File.
If the areas immediately surrounding Eastern Massachusetts’ commuter rail and subway stations were densified only slightly, we could solve the state’s housing crisis nearly twice over.
A consensus is emerging: More revenue is needed to improve our infrastructure, but also should be designed to influence behavior with an overarching goal of getting cars off the road and increasing the use of public transit.
Today, proponents of accessory units believe they will help ease housing shortages by expanding the options for people of all ages. Now, many communities throughout the country have been relaxing their restrictions against ADUs, or outright encouraging them.
It’s not clear that Boston’s leadership has yet to take into account how much of our city is at stake if we do not make bold changes in housing policy, now.
State officials and nonprofit housing organizations plan to develop a second-in-the-nation online tool over the coming year to make every affordable rental unit listing available on a single platform, and give property managers a simple way to manage their listings online.
From banking to the building trades, many gave back to the community this week. See who did what!
As construction continues on its signature 31-story office tower, developers commemorated the completion of The Hub on Causeway’s second phase including a boutique hotel, supermarket, apartment tower and new fan amenities at the TD Garden.
Municipal elections across Greater Boston yesterday served as de facto forums on development, among other issues, and voters rewarded both pro- and anti-development candidates.
The sum from Apple eclipses $1 billion pledges by fellow Silicon Valley giants Google and Facebook for addressing the lack of affordable housing in a region where affluent tech workers have helped drive up the cost of homes.
The MBTA’s board on Monday voted to back substantial investment in the commuter rail system, outlining support for electrifying the system and running more frequent service through the most dense corridors.
A 4.7-acre vacant industrial parcel located in a federal Opportunity Zone in Everett is envisioned for a 591-unit apartment complex, the largest residential development in the city’s history.
Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, joined members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation in seeking $4 million to be set aside so an iron sulfide that has caused homeowners’ foundations in both states to crumble can be researched.