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Personnel File

Jul 29, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Members of the banking and real estate industries have been on the move. See who’s been hired and promoted in this week’s Personnel File.

Time to Capitalize on Momentum for the MBTA’s Capital Investment Plan

By James E. Rooney | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jul 28, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Gov. Charlie Baker’s MBTA capital spending plan is encouraging, and I am pleased to see a greater sense of urgency around our public transit crisis from the administration. Now that these new initiatives are in play however, it is critical for the MBTA to transition quickly to execution mode and restore our confidence in its ability to deliver results.

‘Lunch Bucket’ Towns Join the Million-Dollar Home Club

‘Lunch Bucket’ Towns Join the Million-Dollar Home Club

By Scott Van Voorhis | Banker & Tradesman Columnist | Jul 28, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Million-dollar home sales are starting to pop up in some of the unlikeliest places as prices across Massachusetts shatter records. A decades-long slump in new residential construction in the Boston area has created a dire shortage of homes for sale, driving up prices across the board and putting a premium on anything new or recently renovated.

Is Zoning Reform Dead?

Is Zoning Reform Dead?

By Scott Van Voorhis | Banker & Tradesman Columnist | Jul 21, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

With lawmakers on Beacon Hill once again dithering over the state budget and, having blown a deadline weeks ago with the arrival of the new fiscal year, things certainly aren’t looking great for zoning reform legislation. But some are optimistic a turning point is near.

As-Is Often Means As-Won’t Sell

By Lew Sichelman | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jul 21, 2019 | Reprints

Homeowners who sell their houses “as-is” may end up costing themselves more than they would have spent to make the necessary repairs – if they are able to sell their homes at all.

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