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Newton-born Gracie Gold proud of her Olympic experience

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Gold competes in women's free skate at the 2014 Sochi Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb.

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Elegant Floridian Mansion

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Stunning French country estate located in the exclusive guard gated community of Keene’s Pointe. Luxury and elegance resonate throughout this magnificent residence. From the two story stone fireplace flanked by floor to ceiling windows to the exquisite ceiling details and beautiful tile inlays, the finishes in this home cannot be matched.

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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Should You Wait to Make an Offer on a New Listing?

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While buying a home is a major decision, you may miss out if you wait too long to make an offer.  If you have gotten your mortgage preapproval letter, researched the neighborhood and market, and find a home that you like, it’s best to make an offer as quickly as possible.

If a house has

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10 Boston Projects to Watch in 2014

Clockwise from Left: Millennium Tower, Fenway Center, Barry's Corner, Christian Science Plaza, Copley Place
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Boston is full of booming industry and improvement, from the ever-present construction on almost every bridge crossing the Charles, to the Government Center renovation. Here are ten projects in various stages of planning in the metro-Boston area worth watching in 2014.

The Millennium Tower in Downtown

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May 2015 Index for the Most Expensive Watches

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Check out the most expensive watches on the market! After some calculations—adding the values and dividing by one million—the index for May of 2015 is 1.81.

 

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

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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.

Sales Seesaw: Vacation Homes Decrease, Investment Purchases Leap

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According to the National Association of REALTORS, in 2015, investment purchases saw an increase for the first time in five years. Meanwhile, vacation home sales cooled off but still remained at the second highest amount in nearly a decade.

Reflecting the strong price growth seen throughout the U.S., the median sales price of both vacation and investment homes surged in 2015.

 

The Millennial Homebuyer Affordability Crisis

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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.