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.
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.
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.
A dozen major lenders have agreed to ease payment timetables for qualified buyers in the city under a plan that Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration brokered.
Other major development news of the week includes the potential redevelopment of a famed Boston hotel.
Sight-unseen purchasing has skyrocketed to prominence amid coronavirus. Here’s what to look for and the questions to ask.
Just when so many tenants and prospective tenants could use a break, the numbers hold steady into April.
The pandemic has led to some restrictions on park activities as the weather warms heading into the first full month of spring—and it’s now pushed back the timeline of a master plan for Boston Common.
It’s too early to gauge the pandemic’s effects, if any, on what’s still one the priciest U.S. cities for leasing an apartment.
That’s the week's biggest development news—though there’s also a proposal for Brighton and some choice nuggets from the archives.
Know where to search, what questions to ask, when to look, and more when hunting for an apartment in one of the most expensive rental markets in the U.S.
The coronavirus-related move comes as Gov. Charlie Baker encourages development to continue statewide. Cambridge and Somerville joined Boston, though, in reiterating bans.
Looking for breaks in Cambridge, Somerville, Boston proper, and elsewhere? We have intel on applying for subsidized and set-aside units in one of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S.
From repairs to rent increases to security deposits to withholding the monthly check, here’s what you should know if you lease a home in Greater Boston.
Other big development news this week surrounds the novel coronavirus’ effects on Boston-area real estate.
And a recession is unlikely to help. Here’s why.
The Boston Planning and Development Agency is postponing indefinitely public meetings having to do with most proposed development projects. Meanwhile, Mayor Marty Walsh has suspended most construction activity.
New figures show year-over-year increases throughout the region, with Cambridge and Boston the most expensive municipalities for renting.
Never forget that the high rents and prices in Boston and its surrounding region contribute mightily to their worst-in-the-nation congestion. How best to break the logjam?
From key features to costs to financing options to the pros and cons of owning the famous housing type—it’s all here.
The median price for houses in the city also rose at the start of 2020. There just isn’t enough supply to satisfy all the potential homebuyers.
The current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has never lived in the Boston area. But 12 of Donald Trump’s predecessors have.
Malden and Cambridge were relatively rife with over-asks in 2019, while Boston proper saw relatively few.
From bustling spots such as South Station and Copley Square to quieter environs such as the Boston Public Library and the Arnold Arboretum, these are the choicest locations for moving on.
Instead, older empty-nesters and roommates cluster in condos and apartments with three bedrooms and up—the sort perfect for families with kids—a new report says.
The city’s real estate market still appears to be turning in buyers’ favor after years of frenzied competition and escalating askings.
These spreads in Cambridge, Boston, and Quincy each offer a fair amount of space as well as ready proximity to the T’s busiest line.
From potholes to piled-up garbage to broken lights to busted traffic signals—never despair of civic repairs again.
New statistics show that apartment rents haven’t budged much in 12 months—and they certainly haven’t dropped significantly.
By mid-2018, there were a handful of bike-share options in the Boston area and maybe more on the way. As of early 2020, there’s really only one. Here are the details.
This weekend’s open house tour is a reminder that for all of the uncertainty in the overall Boston housing market, the city’s luxury end continues to barrel forward.
Determined to fix up this or that in your home? Start with a visit to—and advice from—these shops around the region.
That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily cheap to buy in the city—but things certainly look different than they did a year ago, according to new data.
Recent statistics suggest that buyers are on the sidelines this fall, just like buyers across the region.
Remember micro-apartments? Or "Somerville is the New Brooklyn"? When’s the last time you grabbed a coffee in the Innovation District?
Transportation, housing costs, schools, parks, property taxes, and more should factor into any decision about where to live in the Boston area.
But it’s not translating into more sales—at least not yet.
The Boston region has some of America's oldest cemeteries, with a handful stretching back to the early 1600s and a goodly proportion launching well before the 1900s.
Here’s a seasonal rundown of the 26 essential places that everyone should seek out should they want to understand what makes the Boston area tick.