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Renters struggle with investor landlords
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Local News
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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Business
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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Local News
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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Tiny Roxbury lot reaping big profits
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Tiny Roxbury lot reaping big profits
A single-family home is planned on the 1 Cedar St. property, at the corner of Cedar and Washington Streets. Although the 1,862-square-foot lot is well under the 4,000-square-foot size required by the city for new construction, the neighbors are more worried about the design, which they say they were unable to give sufficient input on.
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Councilors seek solutions to city’s housing dilemma
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Local News
Councilors seek solutions to city’s housing dilemma
While the administration of Mayor Martin Walsh is calling for the construction of 15,820 affordable units by 2030 — 22 percent of the total of 69,000 units called for in his Imagine Boston 2030 plan — city councilors are calling for more drastic measures to curtail displacement.
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Developer shares vision for Suffolk Downs
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Developer shares vision for Suffolk Downs
The public saw for the first time last week plans to create a new neighborhood on the 161-acre grounds of Suffolk Downs in East Boston. If approved, the redevelopment may take up to two decades to complete, and the developer said it will generate $56.8 million annually in new tax revenue for the City of Boston.
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Sellers disclosure: What you need to tell when you sell a home
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Lifestyle
Sellers disclosure: What you need to tell when you sell a home
When you’re selling a home, the words “sellers disclosure” may fill you with confusion, even with fear. What exactly is the point of a sellers disclosure, and how much do you need to reveal? The following FAQs will give you the answers you’re looking for.
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