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Wynn Antes Up in Everett; Cambridge Best for Sellers; More!

EVERETT—He would, of course, be competing directly with Suffolk Downs in Eastie for the sole casino resort license of Greater Boston: "Casino mogul Steve Wynn has secured a 14-month lease on the former Monsanto chemical factory, and plans to submit an application to the state gambling commission to build a $1 billion casino there, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. said Tuesday." []
MASS.-WIDE—It's the 19th straight month pending home sales rose, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors: "Single-family homes put under agreement last month were up 28 percent, while pending condo deals were up 28.5 percent compared to a year ago." [Herald]
HUB-WIDE—Within the region itself, Cambridge was the best sellers' market and Hanover the best buyers' market: "The Boston metro area, as a whole, ranked 12th out of the top 30 largest metros nationwide on the list of top buyers' markets. Out of 142 total metros analyzed, the Boston metro ranked 70th on the list of best buyers' markets—roughly right in the middle of the pack, indicating a fairly level playing field for both buyers and sellers alike." [Zillow]