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Southie's Parcel K; Mass. Broker Confidence; Boston Prices

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[Credit: Arrowstreet via Boston.com]

SOUTH BOSTON—There's a meeting tonight about the development slated for the so-called Parcel K: 304 apartments, 247 hotel rooms. For now. [BRA]
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LADDER DISTRICT—From figures for the fourth quarter of 2013: "The hottest neighborhood for sales was Midtown ­ — also called the Ladder District — the area bordered by the Boston Common, Financial District, Chinatown and Bay Village — where 194 condos changed hands, followed by South End with 153 units sold..." [Biz Journal]
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MASS.-WIDE—Spare a thought for the real estate brokers: "But even as home values rise, the confidence level among Realtors across Massachusetts is slipping, according to a new survey by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. MAR's Realtor Market Confidence Index fell for the second month in a row in December, hitting 52.63 on a scale of 100. Anything above 50 is considered a strong or rising market while below 50 signals a weak or declining market." [Boston.com]