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 [...]
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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.
Amazing 4 unit iconic Victorian that isn't on the Historic Register plus an adjacent vacant lot. Land total is over 30,000. Walk to shops and Commuter Rail. Priced right at $2.5 Million.
NEWTON, MA TOWNHOUSE PROJECT
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 [...]
Boston is an expensive city to buy a house. Anyone who has ever tried to buy in the Boston area knows about the bidding wars and heavy competition to become a homeowner. Fortunately for sellers, the Boston area housing market has been heated and growing steadily more heated over the past few years. However, buyers may soon be catching a break according to new reports show that home prices in the region showed the first signs of cooling off in October—the volume of sales slowed, as the number of properties for sale increased.
No matter where you live, you may have noticed an influx of foreign investors discovering real estate in your home country to be an increasingly attractive asset. These investors are clear indicators that luxury real estate has indeed gone global. Be it a chic apartment in Paris or a grandiose manor in Berlin, affluent buyers are [...]
Commercial brokers’ earnings have reached an annual average of over $150,000, and from 2016 to 2017 the median sales volume increased from $3.5 million to $3.87 million. With numbers that good, it’s no surprise that more and more real estate professionals are entering the commercial industry.
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