Wu’s Speech Raises Many Questions

Some ideas Mayor Michelle Wu pitched in her State of the City speech could help make up for planned hikes in development fees. But her proposals will take time to implement, something Boston doesn’t have. It’s time the mayor invites industry into the affordability conversation to help find immediate solutions. 

MassDevelopment Banks on Gateway Cities

As MassDevelopment looks to more aggressively embrace and utilize our land banking authority across Massachusetts for the benefit of residents and businesses, recent projects in Gateway Cities demonstrate our ability to reposition challenging properties.

Amid Recent Boom, Gateway Cities Offer Development Potential

Over the course of the past decade, as pricing has increased throughout Greater Boston, developers have turned their attention to Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities and their wealth of developable land as well as redevelopment opportunities. And our increasingly hybrid world has made these sites even more attractive.

Buyers: Know Your Share

Many of the nation’s largest real estate firms still do not publish the share of the commission paid to agents who work with homebuyers, leaving buyers to fend for themselves.

Cautious Optimism for the Spring Market

If the key to getting this market unstuck is convincing more sellers that they can confidently list their homes without fear of being unable to find a new place to buy, this spring could be a good place to start. 

Tax Appeal May Bring Big Savings

Property taxes are rising right along with the cost of food, gas and other necessities. One main difference: You won’t have to wait for inflation to come down to lower your property taxes.

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Questions Ahead for Lenders and Borrowers

After seven Federal Reserve interest rate hikes in a relatively short timetable, we find ourselves assessing not simply whether there will be more rate increases, but more importantly, what this means for commercial lenders this year.