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New Boston-area student housing development varies amid crunch
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New Boston-area student housing development varies amid crunch

Boston Globe via Getty Images Some schools build new, others want to convert existing properties, and then there’s that business about indy dorms...

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Dorchester Center’s 3 Aspinwall to include 34 condos as well as sidewalk improvements
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Dorchester Center’s 3 Aspinwall to include 34 condos as well as sidewalk improvements

Rendering via RODE Architects Project replaces the long-vacant Nelson Manor nursing home near the Shawmut T stop The long-vacant Nelson Manor...

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How much for a gut-renovated condo in Dorchester?
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How much for a gut-renovated condo in Dorchester?

A South Carolina developer plans to replace a Shell station with an eight-story, 184-room inn. The condo spire's demise comes as another nearby air...

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Back Bay’s 1000 Boylston Street a no-go over the Massachusetts Turnpike
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Back Bay’s 1000 Boylston Street a no-go over the Massachusetts Turnpike

Rendering via Weiner Ventures Developer abandons plans for that rarest of Boston real estate feats: a tower over the busy, busy Pike Boston-based...

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Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week
Blog 4 days ago
Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week

Rendering courtesy of City Realty Latest Critical Mass. roundup includes a new theater next to Fenway Park and big plans for the old Alexandra...

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Somerville’s The Commons begins leasing with units starting at $2,100 a month
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Somerville’s The Commons begins leasing with units starting at $2,100 a month

Rendering courtesy of MPB Realty Trust Prospect Hill complex includes 48 units and amenities such as a gym Apartments at the future The Commons at...

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Allston Square development renderings show possible bright future for Allston intersection
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Allston Square development renderings show possible bright future for Allston intersection

City Realty’s plans include preserving Allston Hall. Six-building project due to include hundreds of apartments and condos as well as redone...

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What $950,000 buys around Boston now
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What $950,000 buys around Boston now

Newer listings include condos in Beacon Hill and the North End Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column that explores what one can rent or...

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Construction begins on new Malden Center development
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Construction begins on new Malden Center development

Shutterstock Exchange 200 is the latest development to crop up around the T station It’s a good time to be near Malden Center. The Orange Line and...

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Are you eligible for affordable housing?
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Are you eligible for affordable housing?

Shutterstock All you need to know to find out Affordable rent is often an oxymoron in Boston. And there are many reasons why; after all, we’ve got...

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The evolution of Boston’s retail space
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The evolution of Boston’s retail space

The way we use storefronts and malls is changing. Here's how. While waiting around for your latest Amazon delivery, you've probably realized that...

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Boston region adding jobs much faster than housing, report says
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Boston region adding jobs much faster than housing, report says

Shutterstock Meanwhile, the City of Boston is nearing a population peak not seen since the 1950s Officials in the Boston area permitted an average...

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Big reveal: A two-bedroom on the South End’s Worcester Square
Blog 2 weeks ago
Big reveal: A two-bedroom on the South End’s Worcester Square

Only 1 in 4 readers guessed the correct rent-were you among them? The developer says financing is in place now for a 21-story, 170-unit apartment...

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Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week
Blog 2 weeks ago
Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week

Rendering via Fortis Property Group Critical Mass. this week includes new life sciences projects, a more affordable condo in Jamaica Plain, and a...

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Jamaica Plain condo development with units starting in the $400,000s breaks ground
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Jamaica Plain condo development with units starting in the $400,000s breaks ground

Rendering via City Realty Group Egleston Square project to include 39 units, plus retail and parking Developer City Realty Group has officially...

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Davis Square lease could mean dormitory development in Somerville enclave
Blog 3 weeks ago
Davis Square lease could mean dormitory development in Somerville enclave

A Scape building overseas. | Photo via Scape Scape, the same British firm behind big plans in Fenway, has acquired a 99-year ground lease along Elm...

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How much a month for a two-bedroom on the South End’s Worcester Square?
Blog 3 weeks ago
How much a month for a two-bedroom on the South End’s Worcester Square?

These sites include two major parks-Christopher Columbus and Langone-and the Paul Revere House as well as the Old North Church. To reduce...

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Big reveal: A four-bedroom colonial in West Medford
Blog 3 weeks ago
Big reveal: A four-bedroom colonial in West Medford

To reduce congestion, Governor Charlie Baker is proposing up to $50 million in employer credits for letting employees work from home or at least...

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Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week
Blog 3 weeks ago
Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week

Shutterstock Critical Mass. includes some arrested development in Fenway, a big project next to Faneuil Hall, and a new life sciences building in...

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Downtown Boston’s luxury condo market sees steep price jumps
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Downtown Boston’s luxury condo market sees steep price jumps

Shutterstock Average sales price up nearly 23 percent year over year in the spring If one needed further proof that downtown Boston was ascending...

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Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week
Blog 1 month ago
Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week

Rendering via US2 Critical Mass. this week includes two life sciences projects, an unveiling in Fenway, and a new tower for Chinatown Welcome to...

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Downtown Boston’s housing market broke price records in the spring, new figures show
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Downtown Boston’s housing market broke price records in the spring, new figures show

Shutterstock New analysis compares market’s spikes to earlier conditions down the coast in Brooklyn; sales down though The sales price for a...

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Cambridge’s average apartment rent highest among small U.S. cities east of the Rockies, report says
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Cambridge’s average apartment rent highest among small U.S. cities east of the Rockies, report says

Shutterstock Boston’s average up there, too, among large cities Cambridge was the most expensive small city in the United States east of the Rocky...

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Key part of big Union Square development to start construction in 2019
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Key part of big Union Square development to start construction in 2019

It’s part of a much larger project around a future Green Line stop that will include 2.4 million square feet total A major part of the eventual 2.4...

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Huntington Avenue development adds two residential floors
Blog 1 month ago
Huntington Avenue development adds two residential floors

BPDA signs off on addition to what’s now a project with 446 apartments and a refurbished Huntington Theatre A major Fenway project that includes a...

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How much for an East Somerville one-bedroom near a future Green Line stop?
Blog 1 month ago
How much for an East Somerville one-bedroom near a future Green Line stop?

The Fenway tower at 252-258 Huntington will now have 446 apartments. It's part of a development that will include a refurbished Huntington Theatre....

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Offices? A Silver Line stop? Speculation continues about Encore Boston Harbor’s effects on Everett
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Offices? A Silver Line stop? Speculation continues about Encore Boston Harbor’s effects on Everett

Casino-resort could draw a commuter rail stop as well as office development—or at least that’s the latest speculation The Encore Boston Harbor...

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Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week
Blog 1 month ago
Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week

Critical Mass. this week includes two big projects in South Boston and a windfall for workforce housing Welcome to Critical Mass., a weekly roundup...

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Boston green space per resident among lowest of major U.S. cities, report says
Blog 1 month ago
Boston green space per resident among lowest of major U.S. cities, report says

It’s a rare black eye for a town that normally scores high on such parkland analyses Boston has one of the lowest amounts of green space per...

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Boston’s median one-bedroom rent up nearly 6 percent annually in July, report says
Blog 1 month ago
Boston’s median one-bedroom rent up nearly 6 percent annually in July, report says

New analysis runs down monthly leasing costs in 16 different cities and towns in the Boston region The median rent for a Boston one-bedroom was up...

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