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 [...]
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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’
The NYT has a great story about the famous Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Conn. To say it’s a classic “minimalist” home is putting it mildly. It’s minimalist and much more. It’s just so elegant in its simplicity. And the author of the Times piece got to sleep in the house. Nothing dramatic. [...]
Scott explains why those selling homes during the holiday season are usually a little more desperate than normal to unload their abodes. Consider it a very small, if unintentional, holiday present.
Scott has really opened up a can of worms: Are homeowners with kids getting a free ride in property taxes? His post has already generated dozens of comments. Here’s how Scott introduces the subject: OK, it seems fairly mean-spirited to cast homeowners with children as moochers, living off the municipal largesse. But I suspect in [...]
After nearly destroying the world economy by recklessly selling bundled mortgages in securitized bond packages, it seems some Wall Street firms hope to roughly do the same thing with single-family homes that people rent. BlackRock, which has purchased tens of thousands of foreclosed homes and now rents them out to people at a profit, is reportedly [...]
Old Blue Eyes himself used to use this LA pad as a getaway party pad. Gotta love it. File under: If walls could talk