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Is a new tax on luxury real estate sales the solution to Boston’s housing crunch?

A member of the City Council says a tax of up to 6 percent on deals of at least $2 million could generate oodles of revenue for affordable housing. But ...

Chelsea’s Forbes Park could finally see redevelopment under advancing plan

The proposal includes 500 housing units, plus retail and offices, on a former brownfield site.

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Stately Queen Anne revival in Brookline includes 12 rooms, seven fireplaces, and one solarium

The High Street Hill house dating from 1877 and on sale now also has a three-car garage and a carriage house.

Will San Francisco’s housing market be overwhelmed by IPO millionaires?

As Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, and Slack finalize plans to go public, real estate braces for impact

Charlestown’s Hood Park adds space as it nears construction milestone

The mega-project is slated to include more than 1.74 million square feet, including in seven new buildings, and nearly 3 acres of parkland.

Frame Vic near Somerville’s Davis Square drops for $1.35 million

The circa-1910 spread includes three bedrooms and some careful landscaping.

Cambridge brownstone with fenced-in courtyard on sale for nearly $2M

The house just northwest of Harvard Square includes the potential for four bedrooms.

3 major performance venues planned for Boston

Three new theaters are slated to open in different parts of Boston by the end of 2021, with a collective capacity of nearly 11,000. Each will be attached to a big existing site.

How much for a newly constructed two-bedroom in East Boston’s Orient Heights?

The unit includes a balcony and a garaged parking spot. What is it asking? Take a look and then take your best guess.

Silver Line to Kendall and Sullivan squares? That’s the plan

It’s years off, but officials want the Silver—or something like it—to run through Somerville and by the future Encore Boston Harbor casino.

Perfectly preserved midcentury modern house asks $2.5M

This "forgotten" Albert Frey-designed home in Palm Springs features a 600-square-foot overhanging deck and distinctive yellow fiberglass siding.

What is middle class in the Boston area?

In a region where people making well over six figures are grateful for that one-bedroom and where a 90-minute commute is seen as just a price of doing business, what does it mean to be solidly socioeconomically comfortable?

Big reveal: The rent on a newly built two-bedroom in Somerville’s Winter Hill

One-third of Curbed Boston readers nailed this one. Did you?

Eastie’s Maverick Square to get new retail building

The three stories on Chelsea Street could include a two-floor restaurant, though parking is apparently an issue.

What $700,000 buys around Cambridge now

Curbed Comparisons is a regular column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in the Boston area. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out!

Macro step in Boston-area micromobility: Brookline to test e-scooters

The region already has dockless bikes, conventional bike-shares, and e-bikes, never mind being one of the most walkable urban areas in the U.S. Bring it.

Brighton’s Boston Landing adding performance venue courtesy of the Bowery Presents

The concert promoter is planning 3,500-capacity, general-admission space at the massive mixed-use development on Boston’s western edge.

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10 perfect Boston strolls for warmer weather

Some of these ambles are more leisurely than others, and some will require a serious time commitment. All are worth it.

This would be Boston’s largest permanent supportive-housing complex

Pine Street Inn and a developer want to replace a warehouse and an office building with 225 apartments, including 140 units for people who have been homeless.

Live inside a converted brewery in Jamaica Plain

The loft—on sale now for $469,000—includes oversized windows and exposed cement beams.

The case against lawns

As we surround more houses with grass, we deprive ourselves of natural signposts.

Dock Square Garage addition hits possible roadblock

The Boston Civic Design Commission gave a thumbs-down to the glassy plans in the North End, but that doesn’t mean they’re kaput.

Big changes for three downtown Boston hotels

Taj Boston, the Langham, and the W Boston have had or are having major work done to modernize and rebrand them.

What to know about South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The nation’s most prominent such celebration will be longer than the one last year, when a recent snowfall cut short the route.

West Cambridge colonial comes with its own refinished carriage house

The main property has the potential for six bedrooms, never mind some unusually soaring ceilings. But the total package will cost you.

T fares going up again

The cost of a one-way subway or trolley ride is slated to rise 15 cents in July. Commuter rail rides will also cost more, though bus trips will not.

South Boston two-bedroom adjacent to historic Collins Mansion drops for $1.4 million

The two-bathroom spread includes a private entrance and a private deck.

Why don’t Boston and Cambridge close more streets to vehicles?

The cities are already lowering speed limits to 20 m.p.h. in an effort to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. There’s an even more effective way to do that, though.

Plans for 800-plus housing units roil Hyde Park’s Readville

Some fear displacement in one of Boston’s more affordable neighborhoods, while others see an epic itch for housing scratched.

Colorful Beacon Hill two-bedroom with a renovated kitchen on sale for $2.13 million

There are exposure on three sides in a building with bones from 1822.

How much to rent a newly built two-bedroom in Somerville’s Winter Hill?

The rent also covers one garaged parking space. What is that rent? Take a look around and then take your best guess.

Oregon just enacted statewide rent control—and it could be a model for the country

"It’s the most immediate and effective way to stop displacement and gentrification at scale."

The roommates who taught me to love being alive

Their maximalist decor expressed everything I wanted to learn from them.

Boston median asking price up 44 percent in the past five years: Report

Still, such a rise is mild compared with the likes of Seattle and San Francisco.

Take the Green to the green: The Boston area’s first marijuana store

A medical marijuana dispensary in Brookline just landed a license to sell to the general public.

Massive development in Somerville’s Union Square could advance under new partnership

The project calls for 2.4 million square feet of space around a future Green Line stop.

Fenway Theater next to Fenway Park would open in late 2021 under latest proposal

The venue at Ipswich and Lansdowne streets would hold around 5,400—perfect, its backers say, for a Boston area that needs such mid-range performance spaces.

Newbury Street two-bedroom with tons of natural light on sale for $1.45M

Frank Gehry designed its Back Bay building.

Newbury College asking $40 million for its Brookline campus

The financially struggling school is offering a prime 7.8-acre spot along Fisher Avenue.