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Thank goodness: Housing has fully recovered on the Hamptons

America can now breathe more easily: Sales activity in the Hamptons is now on par with, or even higher than, the mid-2000s peaks. While prices are still below boom-time levels, most of the inventory from the recession has now been absorbed. And in some areas, “there are more buyers than sellers,” says real-estate broker Andrew [...]



Controversy at Newport’s The Breakers: A visitor’s center!

There’s controversy in Newport over an attempt to build a visitor’s center outside the opulent Breakers mansion – and it has some people in a tizzy: (They’re) not happy now that the local preservation society, in the name of progress, has proposed a visitors center — with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and prepared food — on the grounds [...]



Home Décor: ‘From Gatsby to Mad Men’

At first glance, this photo gallery of home décor from ‘Gatsby to Mad Men’ seemingly had a lot of fun potential. But it was ultimately a lazy effort. Though they included some true blasts-from-the-past items (such as tin ceilings and those ugly glass blockwalls), do A-frame homes and outdoor carports really fall into the category [...]



Get your very own Matt Damon home – for $20M

Boston’s very own Matt Damon is selling his Florida home. Nice piece of property, if you can afford it.



It’s not nice to tempt Mother Nature

Martha’s Vineyard residents weren’t too happy when a private equity financier and his wife recently built an 8,300-square foot mansion along an island cliff. Mother Nature also wasn’t apparently pleased. The cliff where the mansion is built is seeing some serious shoreline erosion these days, suggesting it’s only a matter of time before it’s swallowed [...]



Greater Boston’s most expensive homes over past 7 months

The BBJ has a list of the most expensive single-family home sales between June 1, 2012 and Jan. 15, 2013 (sub. required). The top position goes to 115 Commonwealth in the Back Bay, selling at $10.6 million for 7,461 square feet, seven bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Next on the list is 333 Lee Street, in [...]



Tom and Giesele’s small little cottage

Oh, it’s just a small little cottage for the family of Tom Brady and his lovely bride — at 22,000 square feet and with a moat. We’ve seen better. File under: Bungalow … Ranch … Cape … Colonial … Townhouse … Condo … Penthouse … Mansion … Palace … Plantation … Cottage!



Sold! A bargain-basement deal at $19.5 million

Bill Koch, of the legendary Koch business and political family, has purchased a 26-acre compound on Oyster Harbor island in Osterville on the Cape. The seller was Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon (yes, of that other legendary family). She originally wanted $28.7 million for the compound, but had to come down to $19.5 million, for a nearly [...]



Oh, it’d just be a little get-away property … at $92 million

Some see a pristine, 266-acre West Tisbury property for sale on Martha’s Vineyard. Some see the $92 million price tag. And some see the commission on a $92 million sale. No matter what you see, it’s sure nice to dream. Photo courtesy of MVTimes.



What you get for a $600 million Hawaiian island

Oracle’s Larry Ellison just bought 98 percent of an entire Hawaiian island for $600 million. The purchase boggles the mind. The beauty of the island also boggles the mind. It’s simply stunning. See the photos in the above link. Imagine owning something like that all on your own? Imagine being able to afford something like [...]



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

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Borris C., ‘Friendly competition’ keeps Seaport rents as high as possible: Sounds like good old-fashioned collusion...
  • Matthew Mowell, Boston’s glut of new luxury apartments may bring down rents – and banks with them : One reason why...
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  • warren currier, Chinese homebuyers are snapping up properties in … Detroit?: Don’t taunt them...
  • warren currier, Chinese homebuyers are snapping up properties in … Detroit?: Re Boston: If you venture out to...
  • anon, Five signs you’re a ‘renter for life’: Or you could very well understand finances and the...
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