From The Boston Globe
Stop on black history trail is razed – A 200-year-old Beacon Hill house that may have sheltered escaped slaves in the 19th century has been almost completely knocked down by its new owner, angering historic preservationists.
Sellers think outside the open house – sellers take some non-traditional steps in order to generate interest in their homes.
(Boston) housing forecast: downturn until ’07 – The Massachusetts housing market will slump over the next two years, with prices falling slightly, then flattening before resuming modest appreciation, according to an economic forecast released yesterday.
From The New York Daily News:
Hedging on home prices – The Chicago Mercantile Exchange will start offering housing-price futures next year. The futures will be based on the median home price in each of 10 cities, including Boston.
From The Wall Street Journal:
Is your building going condo? Here’s what you should know – The financial issues renters need to consider when mulling the purchase of an apartment in a condo conversion.
From The New York Sun:
Family planning an issue in deed for NYU dorm – New York University’s plans for a 26-story dormitory on a site formerly owned by the Roman Catholic Church could potentially violate deed restrictions placed on the property by the Archdiocese of New York.
The restrictions prohibit future inhabitants – in this case, students – from offering advice on family planning or getting abortions, or pinning up posters to that effect.