Blog :: 2013

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Copley Place Becoming Biggest Residential Building in Boston

Copley Place Becoming Biggest Residential Building in Boston

What's In Store for Copley?

Simon Property Group is moving forward with plans for a 47-story tower at Copley Place that would be the largest residential building in Boston.

            They say in a new city filing today that the development would ensure the complex "maintains its status as the most attractive retail destination in Boston [...]

Sellers Real Estate Market Rush

Sellers Real Estate Market Rush

Sellers Rush!

 

Are sellers finally rushing to cash in on all those double-digit price increases? The housing market recovery to date has been a buyer-driven affair, with sellers lounging on the sidelines, watching, waiting and

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Tom Brady Purchases Brookline Property

Tom Brady Purchases Brookline Property

Did Tom Brady Buy  His Way Into Brookline?

Pine Manor College has sold 5.2 acres of property in Brookline for $4.5 million to a limited liability company with ties New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady.

        The small college in Chestnut Hill finalized the sale of a portion of its property at 400 Heath Street on May 23 to 3DBB

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Increased Real Estate Mortgage Rates

Increased Real Estate Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates on the Rise!

            Average U.S. mortgage rates rose modestly this week, a move that makes home-buying a bit less affordable. Still, rates remain near historically low levels.

            Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Wednesday that the average rate on the 30-year loan increased to 4.29 percent from 4.22 percent last [...]

Real Estate Selling Tips

Selling Your Home? Don't Know Where to Begin?

Your Castles Unlimited Realtor is an expert in marketing homes. But your role in the final results is just as important: to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers.
Remember that first impressions count. You should do everything you can to make that first impression a
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Millennium Place Luxury Complex

Millennium Place Luxury Complex

New Luxury Complex and Its Many Many Perks

 

The developers of Millennium Place Luxury Complex, a 15-story luxury complex in midtown, aren't just selling condos, but creating an upscale urban lifestyle.

             The three-bedroom condo we looked at had all the high-end amenities and views you'd expect with a price point of more than

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Harvard University Expansion

harvard university expansion

Is Harvard University Underachieving?

Harvard University's decision more than 20 years ago to expand its campus into Allston was driven by a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Neighbors feared they might be run over in the process. But they rarely worried that Harvard would ever think too small. Now, it seems, they

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Financial District Becoming Real Neighborhood

Financial District Becoming Real Neighborhood

Financial District en Route to Becoming a Real Neighborhood

No longer do the sidewalks roll up after 6 p.m. in the Financial District.

            The Hub will see twice the number of new housing units during this cycle than it did last cycle. And it is well-positioned to absorb the housing spurt, as there is a shift toward more urban

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Insurance Rates Rise in Provincetown Due to Flood Law

Insurance Rates Rise in Provincetown Due to Flood Law

Flood Law Update- Provincetown

By December, David Lupone was spending so much time in Provincetown, he decided to buy a 325-square-foot condominium -- a former motel room -- as a weekend getaway.

             With a mortgage, it was affordable. Or at least it was until his flood insurance jumped from $600 annually to $5,062 almost

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Selling Your Home

Selling Your Home

Selling Your Home? Lost on How to Start? Read Here!

            You have probably seen stories about how the Boston real estate market has been cruising along and you may be wondering what your home is really worth in today's seller's market...We've outline some of the most important [...]

Getting The Edge in Sellers Market

Getting The Edge in Seller's Market

Get the Edge in a Sellers Market

            Stephen Hussey, a Boston-area home inspector and real estate agent, sees it too often: home buyers blowing deals because they simply weren't ready to compete in today's fiercely competitive housing [...]

Are You Ready for Wegmans?

 
 
A Boston developer has filed plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Monday to replace the Landmark Center's 1,400 car parking garage with offices, housing and the Hub's first Wegmans.
 
Samuels & Associates has proposed a $500 million expanded Landmark Center that would include three new buildings, ranging from 10 to 12
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Flood Law Update

 The chorus of state and local officials calling on the federal government to do some more homework before implementing new coastal flood zone maps and flood insurance laws now includes Attorney General Martha
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Did the Red Sox Pay Too Little?

 
 
The Boston Redevelopment Authority used dated real estate values to support a back-room deal to sell the Red Sox rights on Yawkey Way and Lansdowne Street -- a ploy designed to ease a sweetheart deal, claims a local watchdog who is questioning the accuracy of the
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