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Walter Gropius-Designed Home on the Market in Newton

This article was featured on Newton Patch. Click HERE to go to the website.

 

 

 

It's the chance of a lifetime. A landmark historic property in Newton is up for sale, ripe to be plucked by a discerning buyer. A rare gem in a highly desirable location on The Ledges Road in Newton Center, this impressive home was designed in the 1940s by [...]

Baby Boomers vs Millennials: The Homebuilder's Dilemma

The housing industry is being pulled in two directions Baby boomers who have the cash flow to invest in real estate are still the priority for many builders. However, the up and coming millennial homebuyers have a new set of requirements for their future homes. So builders are scrambling to create houses tailored toward the new generation.

Charming Contemporary in Lexington

This modern home includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It has an updated kitchen, which features stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. The lower level is finished with a two-car garage. The home also comes with two fireplaces and a sunroom overlooking the beautiful, large yard.

Boston Apartment Buildings: the 10 Most Expensive for Sale Now

Boston Apartment Buildings: the 10 Most Expensive for Sale Now

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A great snapshot into the aggregate value of Boston apartments circa early 2016 and the belief in their investment potential.

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Affordable Housing Key Concern for City Officials

Affordable Housing Key Concern for City Officials

Easing height restrictions in exchange for the creation of affordable housing units, micro units in Roxbury and community land trusts are among the ideas being considered by the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab to lower the cost of home construction for middle income Boston residents.

 

Weekend Open House Tour: Under $600K in Somerville Right Now

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. 

Brighton's Boston Landing to Finally Add 295 Apartments

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.

 

Porter Square's Rand to Feed Condo-Starved Cambridge 20 Units

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.

Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level in Seven Months

Pending home sales rose to their highest level this February, and remain higher than a year ago according to the National Association of REALTORS?. Led by a sizeable increase in the Midwest, all major regions except for the Northeast saw an increase in contract activity.

Although the Pending Home Sales index, a forward-looing indication based on contract signings, has now increased year-over-year for 18 consecutive months, last month?s gain was the smallest.

The Millennial Homebuyer Affordability Crisis

As millenials flock to major cities for professional opportunities, it seems their chances of being able to buy a home are slimmer than they realize. While nearly 80 percent of millennial homebuyers say they plan on purchasing a home someday, more than 40 percent have not started saving for a down payment.

 

The Purchasing Power of Chinese Investors In the U.S. Housing Market

Over the last 5 years, the Chinese have invested over $150 billion into the US housing market - $28.6 billion in 2015 alone. Currently one of the largest foreign homebuyers, the immense Chinese buying interested has helped the recovery of the US housing market.