Tom Acitelli has been the editor of Curbed Boston since the site's September 2011 launch. He lives and works in Harvard Square.
Boston-area renters and coronavirus: What to know
Can I still move May 1? Will I be evicted? What if my rent goes up? Can my rent go up? Answers to these and other questions as the pandemic upends the region’s real estate.
Massachusetts pauses evictions and foreclosures
The coronavirus-related measure essentially puts a pause on any non-emergency actions against tenants and homeowners.
Big condo price gains to start 2020 in downtown Boston
But the coronavirus pandemic has upended just about everything housing market-wise, so these figures likely represent a peak for some time to come.
How much for a redone South End two-bedroom with a deck?
The recently renovated spread in a four-unit building also comes with parking.
Coronavirus and condo sales: What’s going on in Boston
Some neighborhoods saw spikes in the number of trades during the three months ended March 30 despite the pandemic, while others saw steep drop-offs in activity.
Construction in Boston could slowly ramp up again
Other big development news this week is a drop-off in sales listings, suggesting that the downtown Boston market that new development drove is feeling the pandemic’s effects.
Big reveal: The rent on this JP studio offering two months free
Very few Curbed Boston readers nailed this one—did you?
What $650,000 buys in Somerville now
Discover what the sum commands in Ten Hills, Winter Hill, East Somerville, and elsewhere.
Downtown Boston prices reach what’s probably a peak
Yes, there were records galore for condo and townhouse trades during the three months ended March 30—but the signs of change are there due to coronavirus.
Renting vs. buying in the Boston area during coronavirus
It’s not an easy decision in the best of times—now with coronavirus there’s more to consider.