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Thank goodness: Housing has fully recovered on the Hamptons

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

Home Décor: ‘From Gatsby to Mad Men’

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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

Tweet 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 […]

Greater Boston’s most expensive homes over past 7 months

Tweet 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, […]

Tom and Giesele’s small little cottage

Tweet 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

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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

Tweet 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 […]

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  • James, Boston condo owners: Risk of using Airbnb: Just to be clear you’re posting a fear mongering piece, but...
  • Julieta, Affordable housing opportunity in the Fenway: Really? then point out specifically where my cmnoemts are...
  • Rene, Is the housing recovery weaker than it appears?: Give it back to the bank. If your State is a non-recourse...
  • Reyna, Daisy Buchanan’s in Back Bay facing foreclosure: Benjamin: in defense of Vangel, I think the aruemgnt can be...
  • Talene, Which direction will Boston rents go?: I have witnessed that smart real etsate agents just about everywhere...
  • Anna, Well, at least Boston isn’t Los Angeles: Your credit will tank but not as bad as a frrlceosuoe. You need...
  • Tyler Mills, Lenders go into overdrive to clear out backlog of delinquent mortgages: Instead of forcing out the...
  • Tyler Mills, Lack of housing inventory is getting ridiculous in Boston: Though inventory being down is really...
  • 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....

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