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Real Estate in Brief: HQ2 listings, short-term rentals for brokers and more
Blog 1 week ago
Real Estate in Brief: HQ2 listings, short-term rentals for brokers and more

Real estate website MyHQHome.com plans to launch in January, taking advantage of the Amazon HQ2 real estate gold rush. Several brokerages have...

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With inventory growing, condo prices fall in some Boston markets
Blog 1 week ago
With inventory growing, condo prices fall in some Boston markets

A market analysis released last month by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential found that condo prices in some of Boston’s most...

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Why competition for real estate talent is increasing
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Why competition for real estate talent is increasing

On average, American workers aren’t in love with their jobs. In a survey released prior to Labor Day this year, researchers from The Conference...

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Oct. pending home sales complicate short-term housing outlook
Blog 2 weeks ago
Oct. pending home sales complicate short-term housing outlook

The latest report on pending home sales recorded in October, released today by the National Association of Realtors, showed more signs of a short...

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October home building activity sends mixed signals
Blog 3 weeks ago
October home building activity sends mixed signals

The most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on home construction activity sent mixed...

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Feds to monitor all-cash deals in Suffolk, Middlesex counties
Blog 3 weeks ago
Feds to monitor all-cash deals in Suffolk, Middlesex counties

A U.S. Treasury Department initiative to curtail money laundering through all-cash real estate transactions will expand to all applicable home and...

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This Week in Real Estate: Airbnb sues Boston, Mayor Walsh releases affordable housing inventory and more
Blog 4 weeks ago
This Week in Real Estate: Airbnb sues Boston, Mayor Walsh releases affordable housing inventory and more

Airbnb filed a lawsuit against the city of Boston over new short-term rental laws and is asking a judge to block the rules that take effect Jan. 1....

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Real Estate in Brief: Amazon HQ2 split, baby boomers are retiring with more debt and less savings and more
Blog 4 weeks ago
Real Estate in Brief: Amazon HQ2 split, baby boomers are retiring with more debt and less savings and more

Amazon announced that Long Island, New York and Washington D.C., Virginia will be the new locations of its second headquarters, ending the year...

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Post-9/11 veterans struggle with housing affordability
Blog 1 month ago
Post-9/11 veterans struggle with housing affordability

With more than 20 million U.S. military veterans in the United States today, it’s important to recognize the specific challenges that they face...

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Agent Snapshot: Aileen Buckley, Sales and Rental Specialist, The Galvin Group
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Agent Snapshot: Aileen Buckley, Sales and Rental Specialist, The Galvin Group

Name: Aileen Buckley Job Title: Sales and Rental Specialist Company: The Galvin Group, Dorchester MA What was your first job in the realty industry...

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This Week in Real Estate: Bostonians live within their means, income restricted housing and more
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This Week in Real Estate: Bostonians live within their means, income restricted housing and more

It isn’t new to hear about the newest ways Americans are trying to stretch their dollars. A recent survey released by CareerBuilder shows many...

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Real Estate in Brief: Moms are moving to more affordable markets, rent hits new highs and more
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Real Estate in Brief: Moms are moving to more affordable markets, rent hits new highs and more

A new Zillow analysis found that women with a newborn searched for homes in a market where houses cost $11,500 less than their previous market,...

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Real estate community welcomes new Congress after 2018 midterms
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Real estate community welcomes new Congress after 2018 midterms

With the midterm elections resulting in a split Congress, many national housing and finance organizations expressed cautious optimism for the...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: South Station tower developer granted six months for negotiations and more
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This Week in Boston Real Estate: South Station tower developer granted six months for negotiations and more

Hines, the Houston-based development firm that has been trying to establish a major complex on top of South Station, has been granted an additional...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: Boston buyers aren’t spooked, local award-winners and more
Blog 1 month ago
This Week in Boston Real Estate: Boston buyers aren’t spooked, local award-winners and more

Cemeteries don’t scare off Bostonians apparently, as nearly 30 percent of Cambridge and Boston homes are within a half-mile of one. According to a...

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How much will rising rates cost homeowners?
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How much will rising rates cost homeowners?

Recent reports of a sluggish housing market have put at least some of the blame on rising interest rates. Over the last 12 months, the interest...

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Study: Higher property values influence homeowner voter participation
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Study: Higher property values influence homeowner voter participation

A recent study from two members of Stanford University’s political science department finds a strong positive relationship between voter turnout...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: Expensive cities, a hot condo market and more
Blog 1 month ago
This Week in Boston Real Estate: Expensive cities, a hot condo market and more

Boston has long held a reputation as one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. according to real estate prices and local cost of living. A new...

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Homeownership a higher priority for millennials than travel, marriage, children
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Homeownership a higher priority for millennials than travel, marriage, children

Homeownership is the biggest priority for millennials, according to the latest Bank of America Insights Report. A little over 70 percent of those...

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What real estate agents can do to help create a beautiful and functional kitchen
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What real estate agents can do to help create a beautiful and functional kitchen

Heather Scruggs, the merchandising manager at Trendmaker Homes, is always keeping up on the latest trends in home construction and renovation. Here...

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Zillow: Younger Americans more likely to use money for down payment over renovations
Blog 2 months ago
Zillow: Younger Americans more likely to use money for down payment over renovations

Two-thirds of homeowners would prefer to renovate their current home rather than make a down payment on a new one, according to a new report from...

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Rising home values can help homeowners, but it may cost them
Blog 2 months ago
Rising home values can help homeowners, but it may cost them

Thanks to rising home values, more American homeowners are looking to tap into home equity that continues to grow, according to a recent survey...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: 2019 predictions, brokerage tech and more
Blog 2 months ago
This Week in Boston Real Estate: 2019 predictions, brokerage tech and more

The Urban Land Institute hosted its Fall Meeting in Boston Oct. 8-11 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Institute’s annual ...

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Boston Agent Who's Who 2018 is here!
Blog 2 months ago
Boston Agent Who's Who 2018 is here!

Boston Agent Who’s Who 2018 is out now! Click here to see the best and brightest in Boston real estate today and what makes these agents,...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: Winthrop Square tower, local mayors sign on to housing and more
Blog 2 months ago
This Week in Boston Real Estate: Winthrop Square tower, local mayors sign on to housing and more

Millennium Partners got confirmation to begin building its 691-foot, 1.6 million-square-foot condo and office tower at the site of the Winthrop...

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ERA gains new affiliate in Boston
Blog 2 months ago
ERA gains new affiliate in Boston

Great Spaces Real Estate in Dorchester recently announced they would be partnering with ERA Real Estate as an affiliate. As ERA partners with Great...

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Realogy, Keller Williams are latest to test iBuyer service
Blog 2 months ago
Realogy, Keller Williams are latest to test iBuyer service

More national brokerages have announced plans to join other real estate firms like Zillow and Opendoor in piloting an instant-offer home listing...

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NAR names new marketing, government affairs leaders
Blog 2 months ago
NAR names new marketing, government affairs leaders

The National Association of Realtors announced new additions to the senior leadership staff of its marketing and government affairs divisions....

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Fewer homes selling above list price since June
Blog 2 months ago
Fewer homes selling above list price since June

As home price growth slows, the percentage of homes that are going for above their asking price is decreasing. For the four weeks ending on...

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Report: Gender and racial inequality continues to impact housing affordability
Blog 2 months ago
Report: Gender and racial inequality continues to impact housing affordability

While housing is still affordable on a national level, growth in household income is decelerating while gender and racial gaps persists. A new...

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