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Boston’s third highest skyscraper could start construction this year

After signing up Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to manage its planned new Back Bay tower, the developer, Carpenter and Company, now says it expects to start construction on the $700 million project later this year. The 60-story skyscraper, located next to the famous Christian Science complex, would be the third tallest building in Boston, [...]



The Arlington — with a little history

The Herald’s Paul Restuccia has a nice piece on the The Arlington, the recently opened and latest luxury apartment building in Boston. It looks great. But what also caught our attention is the history Paul provided on the Renaissance Revival building. Most people know the 14-story building as the former home of the Renaissance Charter [...]



The rise of the Avalon Exeter

Here’s another picture from HB, this one of the construction of the new Avalon Exeter apartment tower in the Back Back. More photos of the Avalon Exeter construction are at the Hub Business site. File under: More housing, please



Park Plaza Hotel sold for $250M (that’s right, 250 million)

The Park Plaza Hotel has sold for $250 million, double the amount it was sold for just two years ago. Talk about a great flip. File under: Flip



Planned Copley Square condo tower could go apartments

From the Herald: “The head of developer Simon Property Group recently hinted at a shift for the 47-story tower, which had been approved for 318 condominium units.’We’re still designing the building,’ CEO David Simon said during an earnings conference call last month. ‘But the idea that we’re circling right now is to do mostly rentals, [...]



Towering over the Back Bay

A proposed 33-story tower would replace the old Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center at 40 Trinity Place, just a block or two away from Copley Square. And, yes, it would be “glass covered.” What’s up with all the new glass-covered buildings these days? Don’t they have any other materials? They don’t have to be [...]



The Clarendon Back Bay – Sales Update

The Clarendon announced last week that more than 90% of its 102 residences have been sold. The condominium residences starting on the 15th floor offer captivating panoramic views of the Charles River, Boston Harbor and the downtown skyline. The Clarendon’s elegant, sophisticated design and unprecedented amenities have been lauded by the marketplace and the brokerage [...]



Breaking: Brady’s Boston home under agreement

Rumor has it that our QT QB Tom Brady has put his Beacon Street penthouse home under agreement. The property, one of four in the building purchased by Mr. Bunting Bundchen in 2005, was listed at $10,500,000, last October, although it had been on the market as far back as 2009. (Perhaps this is why [...]



Clarendon re-sale hits market with 63% price jump in less than 2 years

One of the first resales in the ultra-luxury condominium project known as The Clarendon came on the market yesterday. Less than two years after the original owner bought the home, it’s being listed for 63% – actually, 63.9% – more than it’s purchase price, at $1,639,000. Unit #16A is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with approximately [...]



Most recent Back Bay condo sales stats

The most updated Back Bay condo sales stats: Back Bay condo sales from January to June 1st Number of Back Bay condo sales in 2011 – 154 Number of Back Bay condo sales in 2012 – 174 —— Average Back Bay condo sales price 2011 – $1,242,585 Average Back Bay condo sales price 2012 – [...]



Let's talk Boston real estate. The most recent real estate comments

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  • Rich, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: Speaking of Mr. Ponzi, he ran his Ponzi scheme out of an...
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