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February saw the rallying of existing-home sales, with a bounce back from the initial lull at the start of the year, with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reporting that sales increased to 5.54 million, an increase of 3 percent.  “A big jump in existing sales in the South and West last...
03/26/2018
New construction in Newton just sold for $1,300,000! This amazing property features 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms and a 2-car garage. The home has top of the line materials and finishes throughout, a huge chef's kitchen with oversized island, two master suites, an entertainment room perfect for ...
03/25/2018
Stunning new construction in Newton just sold for $2,150,000! This home set on a 1/2 acre was built with every bell and whistle including: a huge gourmet Thermador kitchen, master bedroom with huge walk-in closet,  master bathroom with rain shower and makeup table, possible entertainment center, ...
03/25/2018
According to the 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, millennials are making an impressive mark on the market. Millennials, according to the report released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), are accounting for 36 percent of purchases, taking the lead over baby boome...
03/21/2018
New data in a report by Yardi® Matrix states that apartment rental rates, on average for the month of February, rose by $1, an increase of 2.7 percent rise year—over—year.  “it is not surprising, nor is it something to be disappointed with, since it is very close to the long-term average,” the re...
03/19/2018
Today marked the grand opening of the stunning Pierce Boston, a luxury condo and apartment leasing building on the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street. The 30-story tower holds 109 condominium units, 240 rental units, and over 20,000 square feet of street-level dining and retail ...
03/02/2018
New housing construction blew expectations away this January, with—according to the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development—home-building up 9.7 percent, with 1,326,000 homes starting construction at the beginning of the year.  Single-family home starts were up 3.7 pe...
02/21/2018
It’s no surprise that the rental industry is changing, especially additions to the market such as Airbnb, which has become increasingly popular as an alternative to short-term rentals.  Now, refinancing will become easier for hosts. The company recently announced that it will be teaming up with Q...
02/15/2018
 This week, MassHousing closed on $17.1 million in financing for the construction of a new, 102-unit, affordable housing community in Lawrence. Trinity Financial, Inc., the company whose affiliate was financed by MassHousing, will turn the former Van Brodie Mill into the new mixed-income communit...
01/30/2018
2017 saw the greatest discounts for multi-million dollar estates in the famously expensive Greenwich, Connecticut, with home prices seeing price cuts similar to those during the 2008 recession. High end homes last quarter saw an average price cut of 13.5 percent, the highest discount since the la...
01/25/2018
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