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Not Without Dispute, Columbus Center project is proposed

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Columbus Center is an $800 million project proposed for above the Massachusetts Turnpike between Boston’s South End and Back Bay neighborhoods.

The New York Times covers the controversy, in an article in today’s paper.

Not Without Dispute, Boston Tries to Mend a Tear

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Turnpike extends two and a half miles into this city, creating ugly, windswept canyons that force pedestrians to cross bridges with chain-link barriers as they travel between well-preserved historic neighborhoods.

For years, state and local officials have wanted to repair what Mark Maloney, the director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, describes as ”a tear in the urban fabric,” but the economy was not strong enough to allow for costly air-rights development over the highway, a segment of Interstate 90.

In April, however, Winn Development, a local company, plans to begin relocating utility lines in preparation for building Columbus Center, a $500 million complex that represents the city’s first turnpike air-rights development in more than two decades.

Boston Condo property owners are filing complaints against Big Dig

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Link: Big Dig now faces property complaints By Andrea Estes, Globe Staff  |  March 27, 2005 “The Big Dig has left a 2-mile trail of cracked walls, shifting foundations, and flooded basements through the heart of the city, from North Station to the South End, property owners there say. As the project rolls toward completion in September, more than 100 owners, residents, and businesses have filed complaints or insurance claims that could total tens of millions of dollars for everything from water damage in private homes to rotting pilings supporting historic buildings. Most say they have received little help from Big Dig managers, or the project’s insurer, which routinely dismisses most damage claims. Many homeowners said insurance adjusters visit their homes, offer reassuring words, then send a letter denying their claims.

Governor proposes tax relief for elderly

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Should seniors pay less property taxes than the rest of us Massachusetts’ homeowners?

You could make the argument yes, they’ve already paid their dues, plus they aren’t using their share of city services. You could make the argument no, taxes are paid based on value of homes, the cost is fairly and evenly distributed.

From today’s Boston Globe

Romney proposes elder tax relief

Gov. Mitt Romney proposed a tax relief package for elders on Wednesday that expands property tax deferrals to help seniors stay in their homes.

“Our seniors should be able to live their remaining years in the comforting surroundings of their homes and communities,” Romney said in a statement.

The proposal would make more seniors eligible for tax deferrals, which allow homeowners to put off tax payments until their homes are sold or transferred, and reduces the interest that municipalities can charge for the deferrals from 8 percent to 3 percent.

BRA approves Boston condo conversion at former Penny Savings Bank

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Link: BRA approves condo conversion at former Penny Savings Bank

“The Boston Redevelopment Authority board of directors approved a developer’s plan to add three stories to the former Penny Savings Bank on Washington Street in the South End. The building, formerly owned by the Archdiocese of Boston, will be turned into 23 condominiums.

The estimated cost of the project is $19 million. Construction will begin this July and is scheduled for completion in June 2006.”

 

 

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Photo of 21 Piedmont Street, Unit 2, Boston, MA 02116 (MLS # 71743382)

5
3 beds  3 full, 1 part baths
2,654 sqft
Listed with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
MLS 71743382
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State asks for community input … after the fact

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This is interesting: The state is asking for public comments on the massive redevelopment plan for the Government Center Garage over Congress Street.

Strange, but the mixed-use project has already been approved by the city.

Granted, this is apparently a state EPA review of the project that includes tearing down most of the garage and constructing six new buildings, including a 528-foot office tower.

But does anyone really believe the state review will lead to any major changes?

Maybe we’re being too cynical.

Not that we oppose the project. We don’t. But … just wondering.

Boston Luxury Condos for Sale $1,100,00

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1140 Washington Street Boston List Price: $1,199,000 Size: 1 Bedroom

Rarely available true artist’s loft. Corner Penthouse with amazing sunlight from walls of large windows and skylights! Over 2,000 square feet of truly flexible live/work space. Soaring ceiling heights throughout (12-14 feet). Located in the heart of the South End’s SOWA district and steps to all the best area dining. Large bedroom area with great ..

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25 Channel Center Street Boston List Price: $1,195,000 Size: 2 Bedroom

Exceptional loft duplex with sleek and sophisticated design in highly sought after luxury concierge building features upgraded custom finishes throughout. 2 bedrooms plus open den/study, 2.5 baths. Open kitchen with marble counters, custom back splash, Viking appliances and peninsula/breakfast bar opens to oversized living/dining area featuring a ..

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401 Harrison Ave Boston List Price: $1,194,000 Size: 2 Bedroom

Ink Block, South End’s newest community announces “Sepia the Condos at Ink Block”. This 79 unit luxury building offers a variety of studios, one, one plus den, two and three bedroom residences. Parking and storage available for purchase. ..

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57 Burroughs Street Boston List Price: $1,190,000 Size: 4 Bedroom

Excellent workmanship and fabulous pondside location ,this 9 RM townhouse features a formal dining room,gourmet eat-in Kitchen and Living Room w/winter Pond views,built-ins,fireplace and French doors to balcony.A Separate suite includes spa Master bath,Family Room and Media Room /Office w/separate entrance.Built-ins,laundry full basement AC and ..

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25 Channel Center Boston List Price: $1,125,000 Size: 2 Bedroom

Pristine Upper floor 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom corner home in Channel Center in Boston’s red hot Seaport neighborhood. This unit offers breath taking panoramic city views throughout the spacious open layout. This sun splashed residence has a stately great room with hardwood floors throughout and direct access to a private balcony. The chef’s kitchen ..

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416 Marlborough Street Boston List Price: $1,075,000 Size: 2 Bedroom

Designed by prominent New England architect, Willard Thomas Sears, in 1895, The Marlborough underwent a complete renovation and is now the site of 71 luxury condos. This sophisticated 2 BR 2 Bath condo, is west-facing on the 8th floor with skyline and Charles River views. The space features hardwood floors, high ceilings, a modern kitchen with ..

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141 Dorchester Avenue Boston List Price: $1,065,000 Size: 2 Bedroom

Sleek, contemporary, and stylish. This rare “2 bedroom plus den” layout in the full service Macallen building is sure to please. The oversized living/dining room has 10 foot ceilings, and is flooded with natural light via the floor-to-ceiling windows (which are features of both bedrooms as well). This home is made for entertaining. The spacious, ..

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285 Columbus Ave Boston List Price: $1,060,000 Size: 2 Bedroom

285 Columbus Lofts is a sophisticated full service luxury building perfectly situated in the hip/stylish South End but just steps to Back Bay. This pristine 2 bed/2 bath home features an inviting open living/dining area with a high end kitchen outfitted with Wolf, Sub Zero and Bosch appliances. The Master suite has en suite marble bath, walk in ..

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MLS# 71630166 listed by John Neale & Bradford Sprogis of Sprogis & Neale Real Estate; MLS# 71723111 listed by James Souza of Hammond Residential; MLS# 71685107 listed by Beverly Dagostino of The Collaborative Companies; MLS# 71692333 listed by Anne L. Connolly of RE/MAX Destiny; MLS# 71701366 listed by Vineburgh/DiMella Team of Charlesgate Realty Group, llc; MLS# 71741178 listed by Matthew Mumme of Boston Proper Real Estate; MLS# 71744265 listed by Dom Lange & Lindsay Smith of Broadway Village Real Estate; MLS# 71744026 listed by Brian Doherty of Citylife Real Estate;
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Boston Luxury Condos $300,000 and up

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111 PERKINS ST Boston List Price: $300,000 Size: 2 Bedroom

FABULOUS SUNNY SOUTHEAST-FACING 9TH FLOOR CORNER UNIT WAITING FOR YOUR SPECIAL TOUCH. SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOM, ONE BATHROOM W/NEWER /PARQUET FLOORING IN LIVING ROOM AREA AND NEWER WALL TO WALL IN THE BR’S. WHITE KITCHEN W/WHITE APPLIANCES. SOUGHT AFTER FULL SERVICE BUILDING W.24/7 DOORMAN, ONSITE MANAGEMENT, MAINTENANCE & HEATED IN GROUND POOL, ..

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95 Sawyer Ave Boston List Price: $299,900 Size: 1 Bedroom

Unique Jones Hill opportunity in this spacious top floor loft-style unit. The space is very open and has cathedral ceilings and skylights. There is a dining area in the turret and there are attractive upscale finishes throughout. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet area and ample under eaves storage. Distant water and city views from both ..

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137 Chiswick Rd Boston List Price: $299,617 Size: 3 Bedroom

GARAGE PARKING IN BRIGHTON! The perfect location in this three bedroom, two bathroom condo in Brighton. The largest of the three bedrooms has extra built in storage space and shelves with three windows providing lots of light. All three bedrooms are of a generous size with great closet space. The kitchen separates two of the bedrooms from the third ..

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39 Mt. Hood Street Boston List Price: $299,000 Size: 2 Bedroom

Wonderful, sun-filled 2 BR corner unit on a high 1st floor! Updated kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and large windows! Large living room with French door to screened porch. Well proportioned bedrooms, refinished oak floors throughout, and freshly painted. Ceiling fans in all the rooms. Private storage in the basement along with ..

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235 Eustis St Boston List Price: $299,000 Size: 3 Bedroom

Great Location! Less than 10 Minutes to Downtown Boston. Great views of Boston from Living Room and Private Patio. Central A/C, S.S. Appliances, Maple Cabinets, Granite Counter, Tiled Bath, All Hardwood Floors, Private Patio/Deck, Washer/Dryer hookup and Storage in Basement, 2 Car Parking. EASY ACCESS to Highway and other Amenities. ..

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180 I St Boston List Price: $299,000 Size: 1 Bedroom

Incredibly charming one-bedroom unit in highly desired East-side location in South Boston. This newly renovated unit (2014) is meticulously laid out to maximize the space and is a perfect blend of classic Boston charm and modern upgrades/finishes to match the needs of today’s sophisticated buyer. There is a gorgeous patio with direct access from ..

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1212 VFW Parkway Boston List Price: $295,000 Size: 2 Bedroom

Bright spacious top floor unit with skylight. Beautiful hardwood floors, fireplace living room with private balcony. Laundry in the unit. Master bath with jacuzzi tub. Additional storage in the basement. Two parking spaces plus guest parking.Pet friendly.Alarm system, Balcony, skylight and roof done in 2013, HVAC unit replace approx. 4 years ..

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7 Westglow St Boston List Price: $295,000 Size: 2 Bedroom

Location..Location.. A dream home- Walk to Ashmont train station, Peabody Square and Adams Village. Shops, restaurants, pubs and more! Super quick access to the Expressway North or South. Includes “2” off street designated parking spots. Close to beach, 60 acre waterfront park with a boat launch and other recreational areas. Open, modern living ..

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MLS# 71741640 listed by Elaine Kateman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Newton – Centre St.; MLS# 71726261 listed by Roy Caley of Hammond Residential R. E.; MLS# 71652612 listed by Jeffrey Chubb of RE/MAX Realty Plus; MLS# 71738447 listed by Marjorie Kern of Karp, Liberman & Kern Sotheby’s International Realty; MLS# 71744696 listed by Christopher Lam of RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services; MLS# 71738004 listed by Frank Dimaria of Otis & Ahearn – Back Bay/Downtown; MLS# 71666769 listed by Marilyn Yee of Otero & Pearl Associates; MLS# 71737591 listed by Dominic Vozzella of USLISTINGS.BIZ;

 

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Boston Luxury Condos for Sale $1,100,000

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Photo of 44 Chestnut St, Unit 1, Boston, MA 02129 (MLS # 71737739)

10
3 beds  2 full, 1 part baths
2,151 sqft   lot 2,151 sqft
Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Charlestown
MLS 71737739

 

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Photo of 619 Massachusetts Ave, Unit 1, Boston, MA 02118 (MLS # 71745602)

26
3 beds  2 full, 1 part baths
1,548 sqft   lot 1,548 sqft
Listed with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
MLS 71745602

 

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Boston condos for sale $850,000 – $900,000

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Photo of 156 Green St, Unit 401, Boston, MA 02130 (MLS # 71747151)

26
Open House
3 beds  2 full baths
1,686 sqft   lot 1,686 sqft
Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Jamaica Plain
MLS 71747151

 

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Back Bay $300,000 to $500,000Back Bay $500,000 to $800,000Back Bay $800000 to $999,999Back Bay $!Million Plus

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(all data current as of 9/23/2014)

  1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 490 sq ft
    Lot size: 490 sqft
    Listed with Paragon Properties
  2. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 500 sq ft
    Lot size: 500 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  3. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 480 sq ft
    Listed with Meridian Realty Group
  4. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 709 sq ft
    Listed with Boston International Real Estate
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 508 sq ft
    Listed with Century 21 Cityside
  6. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 490 sq ft
    Listed with CL Waterfront Properties

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  1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 663 sq ft
    Lot size: 663 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  2. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,020 sq ft
    Listed with Boston Realty Advisors
  3. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 540 sq ft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  4. 1 bed, 2 full baths
    Home size: 858 sq ft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,302 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 900 sqft
    Listed with Linnane Real Estate

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  1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,055 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,055 sqft
    Listed with Century 21 Shawmut Properties
  2. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 916 sq ft
    Lot size: 916 sqft
    Listed with Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate
  3. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,012 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,012 sqft
    Listed with Boston Realty Advisors

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  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,445 sq ft
    Listed with Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate
  2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,890 sq ft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Beacon Hill
  3. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 972 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,999 sqft
    Listed with Luxury Residential Group, LLC
  4. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,826 sq ft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,105 sq ft
    Listed with Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate
  6. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,136 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,136 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

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