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Northeast home sales up 8.8 percent from 2018
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Northeast home sales up 8.8 percent from 2018

Across the nation, home sales were up 3.6 percent from November and 10.8 percent from December 2018, according to the most recent report released...

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Single-family rents across the U.S. up slightly, as homeownership rates increase
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Single-family rents across the U.S. up slightly, as homeownership rates increase

National rent prices increased 3 percent year-over-year in November, according to a new report released by global analytics firm CoreLogic. The...

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Housing shortages lead to declining job growth – see how Boston ranked
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Housing shortages lead to declining job growth – see how Boston ranked

Metro areas where housing affordability has declined in recent years have also experienced a reduction in job growth, according to a new report...

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Freddie Mac projects healthy outlook for the multifamily market in 2020
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Freddie Mac projects healthy outlook for the multifamily market in 2020

The U. S. multifamily market is expected to remain healthy through 2020, with originations growing to $390 billion by the end of the year,...

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What you need to know about Airbnb in Boston
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What you need to know about Airbnb in Boston

The practice of renting properties out on a short-term basis has been on the rise for several years. This fast and cheap alternative to hotels has...

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Why Boston’s future looks brighter
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Why Boston’s future looks brighter

Every year, the Urban Land Institute examines an important element of the market for readers of Boston Agent magazine: the intersection of American...

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William Raveis expands in Massachusetts
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William Raveis expands in Massachusetts

William Raveis Real Estate has opened offices in Canton and Sharon and hired more than 50 agents, according to a press release. They've also...

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Realtor.com predicts Boston home sales will decline in 2020
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Realtor.com predicts Boston home sales will decline in 2020

A slowdown is expected in the U. S. housing market in 2020, and first-time homebuyers will continue to struggle with affordability, according to a...

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Boston home prices fairly valued, according to CoreLogic
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Boston home prices fairly valued, according to CoreLogic

Homes in the Boston area increased in value by 2.3 percent for the 12-month period ending in October, according to CoreLogic's Home Price Index...

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Boston scores highest share of new residential high-rises in U.S.
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Boston scores highest share of new residential high-rises in U.S.

While skyscrapers usually command the attention of the office sector of real estate, a new study shows that multifamily applications of this...

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Which Boston neighborhoods are the noisiest?
Blog 2 months ago
Which Boston neighborhoods are the noisiest?

Freeways, stadium, hospitals - they're amenities that we love when we need them, but they also break the sweet serenity of home sweet home. Zillow...

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Housing starts up nationwide, Northeast still struggles to keep pace
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Housing starts up nationwide, Northeast still struggles to keep pace

Single-family housing starts were down 14 percent in the Northeast on a year-to-date basis, according to estimates from the U. S. Housing and Urban...

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Harvard University report: Vibrant housing market ahead, provided construction ramps up
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Harvard University report: Vibrant housing market ahead, provided construction ramps up

While homeownership in the U. S. is on the rebound - up to 64.4 percent in 2018 - lack of housing inventory across the country is eroding...

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Amid rate cut, housing’s contribution to GDP remains strong
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Amid rate cut, housing’s contribution to GDP remains strong

The Federal Open Markets Committee lowered its benchmark funds rates to a range of 1.5 to 1.75 percent today, noting "global developments" and ...

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Are housing costs changing buyer preferences in Boston?
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Are housing costs changing buyer preferences in Boston?

Massachusetts has the fifth costliest mortgages in the country, according to a report from alternative lending company Hometap. The report...

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Return of spot loans could reinvigorate condo market
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Return of spot loans could reinvigorate condo market

October 15 is perhaps best known as the day tax extensions are due, but for condo buyers and their agents, it's also the day that the new...

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Welcome to the fourth annual Who’s Who in Boston Residential Real Estate
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Welcome to the fourth annual Who’s Who in Boston Residential Real Estate

This 2019 edition recognizes the agents, developers, lenders and affiliates who proudly represent the real estate industry in Boston. We celebrate...

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What are the joys — and potential payback — of remodeling?
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What are the joys — and potential payback — of remodeling?

They can be time consuming, painstaking endeavors, but in the end, homeowners who undergo home improvement projects – both interior and exterior –...

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Three ways real estate is getting smarter
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Three ways real estate is getting smarter

Despite concerns about a possible recession and the impact of global trade conflict, there are reasons to be optimistic about the future. That was...

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Boston was just classified as ‘growing.’ Here’s what that means.
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Boston was just classified as ‘growing.’ Here’s what that means.

In a report titled "Housing Market Conditions Across America's Cities," the National League of Cities' Center for City Solutions recently...

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Trump administration walks fine line with Fannie and Freddie reform plan
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Trump administration walks fine line with Fannie and Freddie reform plan

The long-anticipated vision of the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government-owned corporations that play a critical role in the U.S....

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Ending a hot decade, apartment construction dips in 2019
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Ending a hot decade, apartment construction dips in 2019

New national data on apartment construction from RENTCafe and Yardi Matrix shows activity slowing down in general, but features several cities with...

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Boston on track to meet new housing goals, but is it enough?
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Boston on track to meet new housing goals, but is it enough?

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has set an ambitious goal of adding 69,000 new units of housing between 2015 and 2030. Based on recent construction permit...

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