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Mass. Home-Sales Record; Bridj vs. the MBTA; Seaport Deals

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SEAPORT—John A. Keith finds that the price-choppy Seaport Crossing condos might actually be a bargain vs. newer rentals in the area: "The math looks a little something like this: If you bought an 879-square foot, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo at Seaport Crossing for $549,000 (including a discount off the list price), back-of-an-envelope calculation estimates your mortgage would be $2,266 per month. Add in $300 per month for the condo fee and $290 per month toward Boston property taxes and you're paying $2,856. Meanwhile, a 898-square foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at West Square ... is being listed for $3,750. A two-bedroom with slightly more space (1,010 square feet) will run you $3,665 per month." [Daily]
HUB-WIDE—Two people boarded two buses—one a new Bridj bus, the other an MBTA bus—to find out which was faster: "The winner? Our Bridj ride from Brookline to Kendall Square, which took 10 minutes less than the T rider's trip along the Green Line to Park Street, then on the Red Line to get to Cambridge. Plus, the Bridj ride was not only quicker—it was a bit more relaxed, too." [Daily]
MASS.-WIDE—The sales figure is probably a May record: "The number of single-family homes put under agreement last month increased 7.2 percent compared to the same time last year as 6,372 homes went under contract compared to 5,944 a year ago. ... While demand was up, so were prices. The median sales price of single-family homes put under agreement in May soared to $349,000, up 7.4 percent from $325,000 in 2013." [Biz Journal]