Residential Real Estate
Gov. Charlie Baker was preaching to the choir last week when he implored Greater Boston’s business leaders to support his Housing Choice bill. But that doesn’t mean these same executives would be if they got on the phone with their select board members, city councilors and neighbors.
Obtaining an affordable mortgage is an art, not a science – especially for first-time buyers – and is just as important as finding an affordable house.
Unfortunately, as we head into 2020, it looks like the pocket listings trend is accelerating, hurting nearly everyone in the real estate industry.
IDP does not successfully address the more systemic, underlying issues of destabilized neighborhoods. But what it can do and has done is create needed affordable housing that would not otherwise be built.
Hot on the heels of a New York City law to ban broker fees in apartment rentals, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he intends to do the same thing.
A large redevelopment of a gateway intersection in Allston has received final approvals for 344 housing units in six buildings.
Cost estimates, ridership models and more analysis of a long-sought passenger rail connection between Boston and western Massachusetts will become more clear Thursday when a committee of the state Department of Transportation releases a study of the topic.
Beacon Hill on Monday delivered its near-term answer to activists who want to reinstitute rent control: not yet.
From new VPs to fresh project managers, see who’s been hired, promoted and honored: it’s The Personnel File.
Nearly one out of every four families with children in 13 Greater Boston communities pay more than half their income for housing, while nearly 1 in 10 live in overcrowded conditions with more than two people per bedroom, a new report says.
While the state residential real estate market continues to set price records, the median household income of buyers continues to increase, a new report has found.
Only a lender can tell a homebuyer how much they can spend on a house. But you don’t have to spend that much, and probably shouldn’t.
Regardless of vision, hearing, physical and cognitive ability, everyone should be able to access information found on websites. Unfortunately, many businesses are falling short when it comes to ensuring accessibility for all users.
The 2010s saw lots of talk about the desperate need for more housing in Greater Boston. So, with the decade officially at an end, just how did we do? Unfortunately, not too hot.
Boston and a handful of inner suburbs have played an outsized role in Massachusetts’ recent multifamily housing production. What happens if multifamily developers can’t bid enough to acquire urban development sites in the first place?
After reporting in October that the Massachusetts economy contracted slightly in the third quarter of 2019, economists suggested that Massachusetts GDP actually grew by 2.2 percent between July and September 2019.
A provision in the bills allows cities and towns to adopt a “stretch” net-zero building code, which real estate industry groups said would be technically difficult to implement given the cost of energy efficiency and HVAC technology.
A coalition representing a wide swath of the state’s real estate industry is calling out a proposed “net-zero” building code included in a package of legislation the state Senate is considering as part of a plan to shrink Massachusetts’ carbon footprint to zero by 2050.
A 204-unit Amherst apartment complex that was the first property to be developed with financing from MassHousing has received $30 million in mortgage refinancing.
A new study by Redfin has found that Boston homes within walking distance of schools, shopping, parks and other urban amenities sell for $104,724 more than homes that are not.