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Newton's Wetherell House; Boston's Casino Deals; More!

[Photo from Newton Villages Alliance]

NEWTON—Developers bought the property in July 2013, and you know the rest: "The Wetherell House in Upper Falls withstood the test of time for 179 years, but in the end, could not withstand Newton's wave of real estate development." [Tab]
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BOSTON/EVERETT/REVERE—The city might not negotiate no matter what the Gaming Commission says: "Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is unilaterally calling off all mitigation negotiations with the two companies vying to build a casino on the city's border until after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission rules on his request to postpone any licensing decisions until after a ballot question repealing the state gaming law is voted on in November." [CommonWealth]
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HUB-WIDE—The region is one of the nation's riskiest housing markets: "In fact, we are far riskier than San Francisco, San Jose and even crazy, boom/bust Las Vegas, according to the Bloomberg, which teamed up with Zillow to come up with a list of the most historically volatile housing markets. Boston is No. 4 on the list, with home buyers standing a nearly 30 percent chance of losing money if they have to sell within five years..." [Real Estate Now]