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