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Boston Area Real Estate Simultaneously Becomes More Valuable and Affordable

SANTA ANA, Calif.–First American Financial Corporation, a global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, released the November 2018 First American Real House Price Index (RHPI). Boston is signaling an improvement in affordability, according to the [...]

January 2019 Real Estate Investment Outlook

Global real estate investment has been strong in recent years. In 2017, $698bn was invested in the asset class, according to JLL. In 2018, despite uncertainty surrounding the global economy, investment in the global property market reached a record high of $1.8 trillion. Looking forward, there are headwinds facing the real estate space. The [...]

The Chinese Middle Class Won't Stop Buying American Real Estate

Chinese consumers may have soured on some American products, like iPhones, but they have only sweetened on U.S. residential real estate. They have been the top foreign buyers in both units and dollar volume of residential housing for six years straight, according to the National Association of Realtors, and now they expanding to new, lower [...]

Jeff Bezos has an Impressive Real Estate Portfolio– But For How Long?

Jeff Bezos has been all over the news as of late due to his impending divorce. The wealthiest man in the world, Bezos has made his fortune with a little-known company by the name of Amazon. Although his real estate holdings comprise but a small fraction ($84 million out of $137 billion comes out to 0.613 percent) of his vast riches, there is [...]

The State of Boston Area Commercial Real Estate in 2019

The Greater Boston office market ended 2018 with a bang as absorption gains of nearly one million square feet pushed vacancies down to 11.6% in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a report by a Boston brokerage firm. Year-to-date net absorption totaled nearly 1.6 million square feet as out-of-market demand and local growth resulted [...]

Boston Is Among The Best Real Estate Bets For 2019

Boston has made it into the top 10 best real estate bets for 2019. In 2018, jobs grew at an unprecedented rate of 2.5 percent. Home prices went up 6 percent, and income went up 6 percent as well. The average home is listed for $426,000 and the average monthly rent is $1,614. Taking all of these factors into consideration, Boston area real [...]