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 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 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 [...]
Have you always dreamed of buying an old house in Italy or France? Change that goal to Turkey or Greece and you may find the dream is more affordable than you imagined.
Analysts looked at real estate data from 36 developed (OECD) countries and calculated the places where you'll get the most home for the least money. By these rankings, Turkey [...]
Bitcoin won in 2017.
Real Estate won in 2018.
Who wins in 2019 and beyond?
2017 was the year of bitcoin (BTC-USD): the price surged from below $1,000 to a high of nearly $20,000. Meanwhile, 2018 has seen the price crater to ~$3,700 as of this writing. Given this enormous volatility, it is anyone's guess what 2019 will bring for the [...]
Developers are taking luxury homes in an unexpected direction: Underground.
Across the luxury market, we’re seeing more and more "extravagant basements" or lower levels being built into homes. While this square footage isn't considered as valuable as above grade, it still allows for a higher selling price and returns on investment. Keep in [...]
Most prospective real estate investors can spot red flags indicating a bad investment — a long listing time, steadily declining asking prices, high neighborhood turnover, etc. But what about "green flags"? Signals that an investment might be promising are just as important to consider, and you don't want to overlook them when you're hunting [...]
At Castles Unlimited, we’re always on the hunt for the latest eco-friendly home advancements– after all, what’s more important than respecting our planet while saving our customers money? New England and cutting-edge technology go together like Tom Brady and Super Bowl championships, so as you can imagine, we were thrilled, yet, hardly [...]
Houses of worship have always been incredibly important to the feel of a neighborhood– they serve as community centers, architectural landmarks, and historic hubs. Often iconic structures, churches can contribute to blight when they’re dormant but can also generate traffic and improve perceptions of safety and vibrancy when they’re active [...]
Eight Boston architecture firms have made the list of Top 50 Architecture Firms in the United States, with Boston-based William Rawn Associates ranked as number three–the list of the top 50 architecture firms for 2018 was compiled by Architect [...]
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