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'Property Brothers' tips for buying a fixer-upper

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon, but Drew Scott isn’t exactly enjoying it. He’s doing some weekend work on his home, and the pipes aren’t cooperating. “Our entire house smells like a sewer plant right now,” he confesses. “That’s why you leave...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 5:38pm

Jared Kushner slips through loophole to sell discounted visas to foreign investors: Report

Jared Kushner — and other developers — use gerrymandering to supply visa to foreigners at a big discount, according to a new report. “It stands before you like a beacon. This is Jersey City like you’ve never seen it before. This is Trump Bay Street,” the website reads...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:23pm

With groundbreaking of Echelon, more Bostonians can call the Seaport home

Cottonwood Management officially broke ground on Echelon, a 1.3 million square-foot, three tower mixed-used development in the Seaport District, on June 13. This VIP event with a guest list of notables including Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh and celebrated chef Ming Tsai, rang in the...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 2:14pm

5 Massachusetts towns with waterfront property under $400,000

The median list price for a home in Massachusetts is $419,000, but that number skyrockets to nearly $700,000 when looking for a pad in Boston. According to Zillow, property values in the city have gone up 9.9 percent in the past year, and with the current “seller's’ market,”...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:45am

Suburban luxury comes to Harvard Square

In a city full of high-rise luxury condominiums, it’s hard to find classic two-story homes where you can still enjoy all that the city has to offer. Although it was built in 1984, the property at 1564 Massachusetts Ave. stands out in its Harvard Square neighborhood. Featuring yellow...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:41am

The housing market is heating up in Jamaica Plain

First time homebuyers are flocking to Jamaica Plain, dropping upwards of $700,000 on condominiums. While that number may not seem all that shocking in other Boston neighborhoods, it's certainly a rising price point for JP. "Several years ago, we saw first time home buyers searching in the...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:01pm

A rare opportunity to live at Boston's historic Hotel Vendome

If you’ve ever dreamed about truly living amongst Boston history, here's your chance, as one of the city’s most interesting and historic buildings just hit the market. Located at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street, the Vendome is a visually striking, 6-story...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:10pm

Your dream of not paying rent could come true with SpareRoom contest

SpareRoom, an online service that brings roommates together, held a contest last year offering two applicants the chance to live in a $8 million apartment in the West Village for $1 a month. Now, CEO Rupert Hunt wants to pay your rent at the apartment of your choosing for a year. You don’t...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5:03am

Donald Trump is lying about his size, public records show

It's well documented that President Trump is a bit of a size queen. He brags about the size of his crowds, calls his electoral-college victory a "landslide" (inaccurately), claims massive job creation already (inaccurately) and regularly boasts about his poll numbers and his net worth...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:51pm

What $15 million buys in Boston’s most exclusive neighborhood

The rare opportunity to live in one of Boston’s most elite squares just came up—but you’ll need a cool $15 million to make that dream a reality. Louisburg Square, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, came to be in 1826 and sits between Mount Vernon and Pinckney Streets. It...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 4:23pm

A delicious deal in Dorchester

If you want a taste of the Dorchester's famed Baker Chocolate empire without giving in to your sweet tooth, you're in luck: a stunning Colonial Revival home that was built on the massive estate of Baker Chocolate tycoon Walter Baker is officially on the market - and it's even undergone...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:14am

5 do's and don'ts for apartment hunting in Boston

Apartment hunting in the city is no easy task, especially if you’re looking for a place to hang your hat at the last minute. Who has time to sift through all those listings and paperwork? Luckily, Brookline-based real estate agent Keith Florian is here with five essential do’s and...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:56pm

Take a look inside Seth Williams' house

As he faces 23 federal corruption charges and a judge who has stated a trial must begin next month, District Attorney Seth Williams has put his house up on the market. CityandStatePA broke the story that Williams’ Overbrook Farms home on Woodbine Avenue was listed on real estate site Trulia...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:30pm

You can live rent-free — at least for a couple of months — in a luxury NYC apartment

If the rent is too high, ask for a present. Too much inventory in the New York City rental market is creating a splendid situation for some renters, as owners and managers are packaging big incentives and promotional goodies to fill empty units ASAP. It’s a new phenomenon. Landlords are at...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:19am

Why people pay millions to live in DUMBO

The waterfront community of DUMBO might have the best views in all of Brooklyn. The acronym-named neighborhood, which stands for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass,” is bordered by Brooklyn Bridge Park to the North, providing panoramic sights of the East River, the Manhattan...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:29pm

Hire a Marie Kondo-trained consultant to declutter your life

It used to be, if you were a no-good hoarder, people would just tell you to pick up a copy of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” In case you've been living under a rock, that's the Marie Kondo bestseller that deludes readers into believing they can fix their life if they...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:39pm

Inside Look: Stellar skyline views in Point Breeze for $500K

For those looking for quick accessibility throughout Philly, welcome to Point Breeze. Walking to Center City, catching a bus to North Philly or cruising down Washington Avenue to West Philly is, well, a breeze from here.Especially if your budget is less than half a million.This sunny new...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:30pm

David Bowie’s former New York apartment and piano selling for $6.45M

There’s a starman’s apartment waiting in the sky. David Bowie’s former New York condo is up for grabs and not only does it boast amazing views of Central Park, it comes with the late musician’s piano.Bowie moved out of the three-bedroom apartment at 160 Central Park South in 2002, but the piano has...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:04pm

Is the Seaport becoming Boston's hottest new neighborhood?

If living in a neighborhood that resembles The Capitol in Hunger Games is your thing, you’re in luck: Boston’s Seaport is a spotless, futuristic area where you’d expect the Jetsons to put down roots. What used to be a vast wasteland of parking lots is now a spotless vision of luxury condos and...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 3:39am

Neighborhood Guide: Graduate Hospital

It’s got a bit of an identity crisis, the neighborhood bounded by South Street and Washington Avenue to the north and south, and Broad Street and the Schuylkill River to the east and west. Variously called Southwest Center City, Graduate (or Grad) Hospital, G-Ho, South of South or SoSo, this...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:40pm