Massachusetts has nine of the 100 richest ZIP codes in the United States, according to Bloomberg's annual ranking. Weston was the first to make the list, clocking in at No. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It was no secret that e-commerce giant, Amazon, was looking for its second headquarters among major U.S. cities. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your perspective on the idea, all of the finalists could not share the new jobs and billions predicted to inundate the local economy. Amazon chose Arlington, a northern city in Virginia and NYC to split the home of their HQ2. However, many of the areas considered, but ultimately rejected, are expected to outperform the national average over the coming year. This comes even as the overall market is slowing.
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