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Blog :: 03-2016
The latest in listings, Real Estate news, and How-To's
Boston Properties?is again planning a massive air-rights development at a major transportation hub, this time with a 1.26 million-square-foot mixed-use project above Back Bay Station.
The city of Boston is providing $28 million in federal and local money to fund the development and preservation of hundreds of affordable housing units across six city neighborhoods.
There's so much winning going on in Boston right now, what with fresh development adding?thousands?of?apartments,?condos,?hotel rooms, and?dorms city-wide; passionate debate about the future of neighborhoods; fabulous new architecture,?public art, and parkland; and just a general acknowledgment that all the change afoot seems as manageable as much as it seems inevitable. Some Boston neighborhoods are changing faster and more than others, with five in particular that may be?unrecognizable?a few years out.
A new report from real estate search engine Zillow found that 7.7 percent of Cambridge households earning $350,000 or more annually are headed by someone at least 55 years old. That means that the People?s Republic has the second-highest concentration of affluent baby boomers in the U.S., behind only the Washington, D.C., suburb of Arlington, Va.
Boston's South End: the 12 Projects Changing It Forever
Fewer areas of our fair region are changing faster than the South End,?particularly the northeastern corner of that Boston neighborhood. Major developments either recently opened, completed, underway, or planned are driving that change through more than 2,400 new apartments and condos?and the thousands of fresh residents these projects will surely bring. Here are the 12 most consequential.
Maintenance Checklist for New Homeowners
This simple project can save you heaps of money on your energy bill. If you've noticed chilly spots near windows in your home, you might have an air leak.
Porter Square's Rand to Feed Condo-Starved Cambridge 20 Units
A perennial for-sale crunch in the People's Republic fuels a climate of bidding wars and over-asks harsh even by Greater Boston standards.
Prices are expected to start at $600,000, and pre-sales should start soon.
A new report published in Nature Climate Change postulates rising sea levels could displace millions of Americans, projecting figures substantially higher than previous estimates. The report submits that 4.2 million Americans may be affected if seas rise three feet; that number swells to 13.1 million if seas rise six feet.
Brighton’s Boston Landing to Finally Add 295 Apartments
The ginormous project that is Boston Landing in Brighton on Boston’s western edge already includesthe 250,000-square-foot headquarters for sneaker concern (and lead developer) New Balance; and it will soon include a hotel, a commuter-rail stop, and a practice rink for the Bruins.
Back Bay's 40 Trinity Place Proposal Shrinks, Lowers Its Magical Lobby
Number of hotel rooms drops too, while number of condos rises.
Jamaica Plain’s Old Goddard House to Become Part of Bigger Apartment Complex
Plans have been afoot for a while to remake the old Goddard House nursing home at 201 South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain into a residential.
Weekend Open House Tour: Under $600K in Somerville Right Now
If 2015 sales are any indication or prices since 2006, then Somerville housing sums will not descend significantly any time soon.
Research has shown that homes situated near a Trader Joe?s or Whole Foods see significant increases in value. Can big-box retailers have a similar effect?
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