Other cities’ experiments with “rent control 2.0” offer clues to how Boston Mayor Michelle Wu may try to fulfil a key campaign promise while keeping developers on-side.
Affordable and middle-income workforce housing is critical to the region’s competitiveness, and NAIOP believes that solutions focused on housing production and expanding rental assistance are a better focus for policymakers.
One of Greater Boston’s biggest apartment landlords said average rents have risen by double-digits in the past year, with “robust pricing power” driving increases earlier in the year than usual.
Northeastern’s attempt to rent hundreds of rooms in the Sheraton Boston can make a difference reducing pressure on working families’ rents by taking students out of the market. Then why aren’t NEU students supporting it?
Returning to “normal” shouldn’t mean skyrocketing rents and home prices. Yet, that’s what we’re seeing happen across the state. It’s time we put the lessons learned over the last two years into practice to fix the housing crisis.
A new Zillow study says local teachers and nurses are limited to extremely small slices of the rental market if they aren’t living with roommates.
Boston rents may be rebounding as college students return to the city, but the effective cost of housing is rising more than twice as fast, according to a new report.
Real estate industry members should be cautious about drawing broad conclusions from current disruptions in the Greater Boston apartment market.
Multifamily building owners in Boston find themselves scrambling to fill thousands of empty apartment units. How far does the problem reach?
Boston rents have dropped 2 percent since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, and August rents are down over 3 percent year-over-year, a new report from Apartment List shows.
New data from real estate analytics firm Realpage suggests the Boston rental market continues to soften amid uncertainty over demand from students living off-campus and record levels of unemployment.
The latest report from real estate data firm Yardi Matrix shows rents in Boston continued to slide downward last month.
The coronavirus crisis appears to have caused a dramatic slowdown in rent growth in Greater Boston according to new data from the Zillow Group.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city’s construction boom is bearing fruit in the form of slower rent increases.
A progressive backlash against New York’s powerful real estate industry could provide a preview of things to come here in Massachusetts, where activists are increasingly turning their wrath on developers and landlords.
The city of Boston is nearly halfway to hitting Mayor Marty Walsh’s goal of creating 69,000 units of new housing by 2030, Walsh’s office announced earlier this week.
An analysis of its own search data by the Zillow-owned rental listings platform HotPads has found that renters in Boston were the outside group most likely searching for rentals in Providence, where the median rent of HotPads-listed units is $630 less per month.
Boston rents declined 1 percent over the month of November, but are up 1.3 percent in comparison to the same time last year, according to a new report from Apartment List.