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Wu, council advance new real estate tax
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Wu, council advance new real estate tax
Mayor Michelle Wu last week signed a home rule petition for a 2% tax on real estate sales over $2 million. The tax would apply only to the amount in excess of $2 million on the sale of real estate. The petition requires legislative approval to become law.
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A plea to save the Freedom House building
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A plea to save the Freedom House building
The historic site was sold to a development company started by the late Dorchester native John Corcoran for $1.5 million, a sum that will go towards programs at the new location, where the foundation primarily focuses on academic, financial and social opportunities for college-bound students.
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You want to buy my house? Not so fast...
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You want to buy my house? Not so fast...
A cash buyer gave a Banner reporter a low-ball offer on a two-family home in Roxbury, despite the city’s overheated real estate market. Real estate brokers caution against selling to such buyers, who typically pay no more than 70% of a home’s market value
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How to save enough to buy your first home
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How to save enough to buy your first home
For many people, the first step to buying a home is saving up for their down payment. It can feel like a difficult goal when you first start saving, even if you don’t plan on buying for years. But there are a few things you can do to help speed up the process. Here are a few tips to help you start saving for your new home.
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Renters struggle with investor landlords
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Renters struggle with investor landlords
As investors buy up large rental complexes in Mattapan, Hyde Park and other Boston neighborhoods, tenants are organizing to stop sudden rent increases.
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Local entrepreneur turns problem into business model
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Local entrepreneur turns problem into business model
When Marcus Medley set out to launch Apace Forms, a software that provides easy-to-use templates for real estate contracts, he knew it all started with the answer to a very simple question: what is a problem I face that needs to be solved?
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Luxury real estate tax could net Boston millions in revenue
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Luxury real estate tax could net Boston millions in revenue
City Councilor Lydia Edwards and Council President Kim Janey drafted a home rule petition that would give Boston the power to receive about 2% from real estate selling for $2 million or more, but it has sat in the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means since December 2019.
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Home-buying tips for first-timers and old-timers
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Money Talk
Home-buying tips for first-timers and old-timers
Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you are just looking for an upgrade, it is never a bad idea to arm yourself with tips that can make your search go from overwhelming to enjoyable.
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3 ways to buy a home with no down-payment and marginal credit
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Money Talk
3 ways to buy a home with no down-payment and marginal credit
Can I buy a home with no down payment and marginal credit? I have been working a good job for over two years. I had several years of a bad road earlier. Do you have any advice?
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Advocates blast gov’s housing bill
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Advocates blast gov’s housing bill
Housing advocates came to the Massachusetts State House for a hearing Tuesday morning to speak against a bill that Governor Charlie Baker says will create more housing in the state.
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Council hears case for transfer tax
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Council hears case for transfer tax
At a Boston City Council hearing last Tuesday, affordable housing advocates voiced their support for a city law that would establish an investor and commercial properties transfer fee, while members of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board expressed opposition.
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More than 700 applications for 39 affordable units
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More than 700 applications for 39 affordable units
Housing seekers are applying in droves to be entered in a lottery for 39 income-restricted units at Madison Melnea Cass Apartments, a project by Madison Park Development Corporation, as they battle rising rents in Boston.
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