Residential Real Estate

Multiple Offers Stay Steady in Boston into December

Multiple Offers Stay Steady in Boston into December

Redfin’s monthly report on demand for home sales in the country’s biggest metro areas found the prevalence of multiple offers on residential properties stayed steady into December, a month that typically saw a significant drop-off in buyer interest pre-pandemic.

The Next Challenge at Mass & Cass: Follow-Through

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Wu and her team deserve credit for first pouring so much effort into outreach at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. But Beacon Hill and business owners need to step up to help build longer-term solutions.

What Would MLK Say About Your Equity Effort?

MLK Day is always a hard one for me because the celebration presents as performative and highlights our continued hypocrisy with race. Take some time to learn about the evolution of his leadership in civil rights and how his journey evolved into being a movement dominated by concepts of economic justice and equity.  

Triple Whammy Slows Homebuilders

Homebuilders are an optimistic bunch. They normally purchase land or finished lots, spend thousands on lumber and myriad other materials, and start putting up houses – often before the first customer walks in the door. That’s not the case now, though, and hasn’t been for months.

Landlord Group Sues State for Eviction Data

Landlord Group Sues State for Eviction Data

A prominent group representing small landlords has sued state officials for access to data on the state’s pandemic rental aid program it says could show discrimination against renters of color and their landlords.

Expect New Homes to Keep Getting Bigger

Square footage always increases in slow markets when the only people buying new houses are middle- and upper-income earners. But when the market speeds up, builders try to go smaller in an attempt to capture a larger share of sales.

Boston’s Luxury Market Returns

Boston’s Luxury Market Returns

Pauline Bennett has a good perch to watch the urban luxury market grow as Coldwell Banker’s New England regional president. A recent company report recently named Boston as one of the top destinations for luxury homebuyers nationwide.

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