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How to create a home office that doubles as a guest room
Blog 4 days ago
How to create a home office that doubles as a guest room

Assess your storage needs before you lay out your space. Many people who work from home and occasionally host family staying overnight probably...

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Arlington native is building a home — and a career in the NBA
Blog 4 days ago
Arlington native is building a home — and a career in the NBA

Pat Connaughton learned bits of the business from his father, who spent 30 years as a general contractor and developer in the Boston area....

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Moving one T stop away could save you hundreds
Blog 5 days ago
Moving one T stop away could save you hundreds

What if we told you you could save more than $1,200 by moving just a few minutes away? According to RentHop, it's certainly possible. The apartment...

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A running list of the cost to rent an apartment in eastern Massachusetts
Blog 5 days ago
A running list of the cost to rent an apartment in eastern Massachusetts

Malden saw the biggest year-over-year increase in rent, according to a report the Zumper real estate search site released Wednesday - with the...

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Should Boston ban broker fees? What New York did and the pros and cons.
Blog 6 days ago
Should Boston ban broker fees? What New York did and the pros and cons.

Broker fees don't exist in many US cities, but they're common in Boston. On the heels of New York State's battle over broker fees, Mayor Martin J....

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Mortgage rates slide to the lowest level since July 2016
Blog 1 week ago
Mortgage rates slide to the lowest level since July 2016

Mortgage rates in the US declined, giving home buyers a crack at the lowest borrowing costs in more than three years. The average rate for a 30...

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Surprise for New York renters
Blog 1 week ago
Surprise for New York renters

NEW YORK - In New York's City intensely competitive rental market, tenants usually deal with middlemen known as brokers, who have near-absolute...

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For better health, Bower in Kenmore Sq. to feature smart-glass
Blog 2 weeks ago
For better health, Bower in Kenmore Sq. to feature smart-glass

The lobby of the Bower with a view of the plant-filled atrium. When Bower opens at 771 Beacon St. this spring, the twin-towered residential...

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Boston-area rent hikes could slow down in 2020
Blog 3 weeks ago
Boston-area rent hikes could slow down in 2020

Years of rising rents in the Boston area have reached a point that even $4,000 a month is barely enough to secure a unit in the high-end market...

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One-third of apartment hunters living in Boston want out
Blog 3 weeks ago
One-third of apartment hunters living in Boston want out

It's close, but according to Apartment List, more renters are trying to move to Greater Boston than out. The renting platform updated its 2019...

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Running list of median cost to rent in every Boston neighborhood
Blog 3 weeks ago
Running list of median cost to rent in every Boston neighborhood

The median rent for a one-bedroom in downtown Boston is $3,330. It's tough to find an affordable apartment in Boston, so it's important to keep on...

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Two apartment buildings planned for old Channel 56 site
Blog 3 weeks ago
Two apartment buildings planned for old Channel 56 site

The former Channel 56 property (foreground) is planned as the site of a 608-unit apartment complex. More construction is coming to Morrissey...

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A running list of the cost to rent an apartment in Eastern Mass.
Blog 1 month ago
A running list of the cost to rent an apartment in Eastern Mass.

Woburn saw the biggest year-over-year increase in rent, according to a report the Zumper real estate search site released Tuesday - with the median...

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10 Boston developments to watch in 2020
Blog 1 month ago
10 Boston developments to watch in 2020

The redevelopment of the Suffolk Downs site is one project Boston officials say they're looking forward to in 2020. So far, Boston's building boom...

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70 Trotter Road, for Sale in Weymouth, Massachusetts, 02190
Blog 1 month ago
70 Trotter Road, for Sale in Weymouth, Massachusetts, 02190

READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY!! New construction, one-level living at its best in an elevator building! This 955+sf, single level home features an...

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What's the best way to pick an apartment? Try a decision matrix
Blog 1 month ago
What's the best way to pick an apartment? Try a decision matrix

NEW YORK - When Terese Lawry and Jacob Falkovich suddenly found out they had to move in August - a miscommunication between Lawry, a doctoral...

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The 6 most transformative developments in Boston of the 2010s
Blog 1 month ago
The 6 most transformative developments in Boston of the 2010s

You don't have to go far in Boston to stumble across a construction site. The city is seeing the biggest building boom in its history, according to...

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These will be the hottest Boston-area housing markets in 2020
Blog 1 month ago
These will be the hottest Boston-area housing markets in 2020

The decade retrospectives are over, and now it's time for the predictions. When it comes to Greater Boston's housing market, that means forecasting...

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The hidden perk that New York’s mega-rich now demand
Blog 1 month ago
The hidden perk that New York’s mega-rich now demand

NEW YORK - Sean O'Connor drove his Jeep into the porte cochère and through the wide garage door at the far end and got out. After that, the garage...

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US mortgage rates unchanged, at 3.73%
Blog 2 months ago
US mortgage rates unchanged, at 3.73%

WASHINGTON (AP) - US long-term mortgage rates were unchanged this week, staying near historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the...

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Here's what the plans to redevelop CambridgeSide look like
Blog 2 months ago
Here's what the plans to redevelop CambridgeSide look like

Don't call it a galleria. CambridgeSide is getting a second act as much more than a mall. The Cambridge City Council approved a zoning change this...

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4 Garfield St, for Sale in Scituate, Massachusetts, 02066
Blog 2 months ago
4 Garfield St, for Sale in Scituate, Massachusetts, 02066

Location, location, location! Come make this wonderful waterfront property your own!! This 5 bedroom/2 bath home has plenty to offer. Relax in the...

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Realty firm surprised employees with $10M in holiday bonuses
Blog 2 months ago
Realty firm surprised employees with $10M in holiday bonuses

Employees at St. John Properties in Maryland real estate firm react after finding out the company is surprising them with $10 million in bonuses at...

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Running list of cost to rent apartment in Eastern Mass. (Dec. 4)
Blog 2 months ago
Running list of cost to rent apartment in Eastern Mass. (Dec. 4)

Malden saw the biggest year-over-year increase in rent, according to a report the Zumper real estate search site released Wednesday - with the...

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Cost to rent two-bedroom in Boston area rises 8.5 percent
Blog 2 months ago
Cost to rent two-bedroom in Boston area rises 8.5 percent

The median cost to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Greater Boston is $2,930, according to the Zumper listings site. The Boston area is the third...

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Bolstered by Seaport, South Boston out of reach for home buyers
Blog 2 months ago
Bolstered by Seaport, South Boston out of reach for home buyers

South Boston and the Boston skyline as seen from the Quincy shore in January 2019. To understand the dramatic price shift in South Boston's housing...

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A 600-foot-tall skyscraper is proposed for Boston's downtown waterfront. Here's what to know.
Blog 2 months ago
A 600-foot-tall skyscraper is proposed for Boston's downtown waterfront. Here's what to know.

A prominent Boston developer has filed plans with the city to move ahead on a controversial project - which has been in the works for over a decade...

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Proposal envisions 1.1 million-square-foot mixed development at South Boston Gillette property
Blog 2 months ago
Proposal envisions 1.1 million-square-foot mixed development at South Boston Gillette property

A South Boston parking lot formerly owned by Gillette is being re-imagined by developers who say the space could be home to a 1.1 million-square...

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Condos in former Reading post office slated for summer delivery
Blog 3 months ago
Condos in former Reading post office slated for summer delivery

A rendering of the exterior of The Postmark in Reading. A Lynnfield developer is transforming the historic former post office in downtown Reading...

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How early is too early to put up holiday decorations?
Blog 3 months ago
How early is too early to put up holiday decorations?

The question of whether you should put out holiday decorations before Thanksgiving has been hotly debated. NEW YORK ­- 'Twas the night after...

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