Residential Real Estate
New projections from the Boston Planning & Development Agency predict Boston will gain almost 60,000 new residents by 2030.
Members of the banking and real estate worlds did plenty of good deeds in recent weeks. See who helped build houses, raise money for local causes and more.
Interest rates on residential mortgages and consumer banking accounts will likely see little movement in response to the Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday to cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points.
City Realty Group has begun construction of Tempo, a 39-unit condominium complex at 3193 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain.
In the midst of vacation rental season, housing officials from Nantucket made the trek to Beacon Hill to join their state senator in a call for new tools, including a real estate transfer tax, help create attainable housing for year-round Cape and islands residents.
Younger generations are starting to buy more homes, according to a new analysis that found, while homeownership rates as a whole are on the decline, the homeownership rate in the under-35 bracket actually increased.
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.
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.
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.
Many homeowners believe they can’t do without these two perks: home warranties that promise to replace appliances that cannot be repaired and Angie’s List, the popular website that recommends contractors and repair specialists.
Energy Secretary Kathleen Theoharides said Tuesday that the Baker administration is exploring more aggressive carbon reduction targets for Massachusetts, including what it would take to go net-zero by 2050, but would not commit to lawmakers to speeding up the state’s emission reduction goals.
A new report from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council suggests that the supply of parking in a multifamily building may affect who chooses to live there, and that Boston-area developers are building too much parking overall.
The Massachusetts House crossed one of Speaker Robert DeLeo’s priority bills off its list Wednesday with the unanimous passage of a bill to establish a new grant program to help cities and towns confront climate change impacts and to borrow more than $1 billion to pay for it.
The median sale price for both single-family homes and condominiums continued their upward climb in June, reaching new highs in the process, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.
The MBTA is struggling to deliver satisfactory service within its core area, but lawmakers are poised to ask the transit authority to study more expansion.
The House is expected on Wednesday to debate and vote on legislation Speaker Bob DeLeo has championed to provide $1 billion over 10 years to help cities and towns prepare for and adjust to climate change.
A proposed massive overhaul of the federal government’s disaster aid system to correct mapping mistakes and other errors would lift the prohibition on aid for more than 900 other structures along the East Coast from New Hampshire to Virginia.
Zella-Ray Martin was two years, two months and two days old when she fell to her death out of the window of her mother’s Fitchburg apartment last October. Now, her family is pushing to pass a law in her memory that they hope would prevent similar tragedies by requiring window guards or locks in the homes of young children.
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.
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.