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Newton office park could add 334 apartment units

This is interesting. Cabot Cabot & Forbes wants to build 334 apartment units within an already existing office park in Newton. It’s not an entirely original idea — though it’s definitely a very welcome idea. Nordblom has already launched a major redevelopment at its old Northwest Park in Burlington. Once exclusively an office park, the [...]



Part II: Using aerial drones to sell real estate in Massachusetts

In reaction to the post and Herald story linked immediately below, a reader writes in: Sorry, press is still getting the story wrong. Commercial use is still prohibited. New regs are on the way — and the current permitting process is long and expensive, with zero guarantee of approval. To date, one commercial permit issued [...]



Done deal: Dr. Dre buys Tom and Gisele’s mansion for $40M

It’s official: “Rap legend Dr. Dre is the new owner of Tom Brady’s former home. The sale of the Brentwood, Calif., mansion for $40 million, which was first reported last month, became official Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. The New England Patriots quarterback and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, purchased the property for [...]



Here’s your very own $1 million, 420-square-foot studio

Don’t have a heart attack. It’s in NYC, not Boston, or at least not yet: A $1 million, 420-square-foot studio. But it’s pretty cool how it uses space. Check out the video and full story via CNN Money.



China plans to build 7 million new homes to cool down hot real estate market

Well, this is one way to cool off a red-hot housing market. Massachusetts, pay attention. Update: ‘Boston needs new condos in a hurry.’ But maybe not 7 million.



Harvard: Home remodeling will stay strong, but then weaken later this year

Housing scholars at Harvard have good news and so-so news. The good news: Home remodeling should remain strong through most of the year but … Sluggishness in the housing market and specifically in home sales may result in a deceleration of home improvement spending from double-digit annual growth through the third quarter to a year-over-year [...]



And yet more from the messed up downtown Quincy project …

It seems that a certain Congressman (and later ex-Congressman) was involved in pushing the now screwed up downtown Quincy redevelopment project: During his final weeks in Congress, William D. Delahunt stood before his constituents at a packed public meeting in Quincy, urging the city to take swift action on a billion-dollar-plus overhaul of Quincy Center. [...]



Building a new toll bridge to the Cape?

Here’s an odd but intriguing idea being floated around: Building a private new “twin” toll bridge to and from the Cape Cod, presumably next to the Sagamore Bridge. Or at least that’s the way we read the story. Only those willing to pay could theoretically use the bridge. It’s probably not going to happen. The [...]



Get your very own ‘mushroom house’

It’s all yours for $925,000. And, actually, it looks kind of cool.



California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day …

Warning: This post is pure torture for Bostonians trying to get through the current artic cold snap. Still, check out this home of tennis star Venus Williams, who is selling her L.A. abode. … Dream on, Bostonians. Dream on. File under: California Dreamin’



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

  • Tyler Mills, Lenders go into overdrive to clear out backlog of delinquent mortgages: Instead of forcing out the...
  • warren currier, ‘Boston’s faux housing boom’: Scott, Do you own any units in Boston? Supply /...
  • Nishant, Major Developers: Affordable homes can only be built outside downtown Boston: Yes, this is correct that...
  • warren currier, Done deal: Dr. Dre buys Tom and Gisele’s mansion for $40M: The property is located in LosAngeles,...
  • JS, Despite predictions, inventory of homes for sale continues to fall in Mass.: One thing that could be holding...
  • dcmhomebuyers, For 74 Beacon Street, it was the kitchen, stupid: Nice house. I think front section to location of...
  • Johnd478, Five signs you’re a ‘renter for life’: I just couldnt depart your site prior to...
  • Dionis Padron, Downtown condo prices now averaging near $1 million each: great article but prices for standalone...
  • John Ford, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: That’s a great idea. Anyone have an idea how...
  • Rich, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: Speaking of Mr. Ponzi, he ran his Ponzi scheme out of an...
  • amparo bracero, Big changes in store for Tremont Street?: I will love to comunicated my self with aida I was one of...
  • warren currier, Low mortgage rates may partly explain low inventory: The banks are making it very hard to get a loan....
  • Kiki, ‘Our biggest impediment’: Inventory: A quick maybe unrelated question. What’s a typical or...
  • JS, Hey, let’s tear down most of downtown Boston for the Olympics: I agree, and I resent the commission describing us...
  • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES in Carlsbad CA, ‘Our biggest impediment’: Inventory: good blog
  • Phoenix property management, Blog: As you may have noticed I am having problems with the comment section of the blog....
  • Phoenix property management, Get your very own ‘mushroom house’: Good post. i like it so much.
  • Phoenix property management, Get your very own ‘mushroom house’: Good post. I like it
  • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES in Carlsbad CA, California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day …: Good post...
  • Borris C., ‘Friendly competition’ keeps Seaport rents as high as possible: Sounds like good old-fashioned collusion...

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