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  1. Want to Live on One of Greater Boston's Best Streets?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Boston.com

    Boston Globe Magazine just released its list of " The Best Streets in Greater Boston ," with streets from Back Bay to South Boston to Weymouth making the cut. Globe Magazine based its rankings on input from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and things like "curb appeal and proximity to amenities like playgrounds and restaurants."

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  2. When Does Buying Become Cheaper Than Renting in Boston?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Boston.com

    The online listings database calculated the number of years after which buying makes more financial sense than renting by introducing the " breakeven horizon " - the exact time when the costs of renting equal the costs of buying. Past the horizon, buying is financially advantageous.

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  3. Boston Globe Asks If Seaport Can Ever Have SoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Boston.com

    Today the Boston Globe is asking if the up-and-coming Seaport District will ever have what it takes to become a true Boston neighborhood with its own culture like that of Allston, Back Bay or South Boston. "The question is gaining urgency as the Seaport District rises, and Bostonians wonder whether the collection of pricey water views and highway-wide streets will ever join the ranks of our town's famed neighborhoods - or instead remain remote, a destination for fancy outsiders as they come and go via ride-hailing app.

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  4. The Faces Behind Boston's Mini-Apartment MovementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Boston.com

    Architect Tamara Roy's firm ADD Inc./Stantec has designed 200 micro units around Boston and she's currently working on a 100 percent compact and affordable housing unit in South Boston. Micro apartments - units smaller than 450 square feet are in hot demand in South Boston's Innovation District , the only area in the Hub where the Boston Redevelopment Authority lets developers build such small units.

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  5. When Does Buying Become Cheaper Than Renting in Boston?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Boston.com

    The online listings database calculated the number of years after which buying makes more financial sense than renting by introducing the " breakeven horizon " - the exact time when the costs of renting equal the costs of buying. Past the horizon, buying is financially advantageous.

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  6. Is Parking in Boston Too Cheap? This Man Thinks SoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Boston.com

    You don't usually become a superstar through parking analysis, but Donald Shoup has - at least in certain circles. The urban planning expert's name may not ring many bells, but he has a dedicated group of Facebook fans who call themselves "The Shoupistas."

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  7. Smartphone Parking Will Cover All of Boston by End of SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Boston.com

    By the end of the summer, drivers will be able to pay for parking with their smartphones at any of the more than 8,000 city-owned spaces across Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Wednesday, April 1 a timeline for the citywide expansion of the ParkBoston program, which has been tested in part of Back Bay since January.

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  8. What Is a Luxury Home, Anyway?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Boston.com

    Richard Friedman, developer of the new Four Seasons skyscraper, which will open in Back Bay in 2017, said of his building in comparison to other luxury buildings in Boston: "I don't want to be cocky, but I don't think we have a lot of competition." Millennium Tower's $37.5 million penthouse does put it in the "luxury" category, but as Boston gets more expensive and the "luxury" hype expands, the growing market becomes hard to define.

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  9. Report: Home Sales Rise in Western Suburbs, Slow Down in BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Boston.com

    Towns and neighborhoods across the Boston area posted big gains in both sales and prices in February, defying a winter that broke snowfall records and left many businesses reeling. The suburbs led the way.

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  10. There's a Condo Shortage in Boston, Believe It Or NotRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | Boston.com

    A bevy of deluxe new residential towers are taking shape on the Boston skyline, but believe it not, the city is actually facing a luxury condo shortage. There has been no dearth of new luxury towers and high-rises built over the past few years, but most have been rentals.

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  11. South End Landmark District Has Complicated PastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Boston.com

    This is the sixth in a nine-part series on Boston.com about historic districts in the city of Boston. Part of the " Boston Neck ," the South End was the one of the first large-scale, planned residential neighborhoods in Boston.

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  12. Southie Leads Boston's Development BoomRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Boston.com

    Sure, Back Bay and Downtown Crossing may have all the new towers, but when it comes to overall development activity, South Boston is arguably the epicenter of the city's development boom. Southie currently has 42 projects either in the planning or approval stage, under construction, or recently opened.

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  13. Boston's Most Expensive Home Sells for $11.6MRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | Boston.com

    There's a pair of intricate limestone buildings, known as the "Commonwealth Sisters," among a row of brownstones on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston's Back Bay. They are the kind of ultra-luxury buildings where you can only imagine what they look like inside.

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  14. Buyers Brave Snow Banks and Cold to Find a Home in Greater BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | Boston.com

    Droves of buyers are braving snowy streets and clambering up slippery steps to look at the relative handful of homes on the market right now, brokers say. But sellers who have been gearing up, in some cases for months, to put their homes on the market in March, are now looking to April or even May, according to listing agents.

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  15. From Residential Neighborhood to Film Distribution Center and Back: Bay Village Historic DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Boston.com

    This is the fifth in a nine-part series on Boston.com about historic districts in the city of Boston. As with many neighborhoods in Boston, Bay Village, now a few blocks south of Boston Common, was not always inhabitable land.

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  16. Olympic Organizers Reconsidering Boston Common Beach Volleyball IdeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Boston.com

    Boston 2024 is giving second thoughts to its proposal to hold beach volleyball events on the Boston Common, a part of the Olympic bidding group's plans that has faced some criticism . "While I think we have done a poor job of explaining the mitigation and protection that we would bring to the Common, we're also taking a hard look now at other venues," Boston 2024 CEO Richard Davey told Boston.com.

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  17. Let's Take a Walk Down Red Brick Row: St. Botolph Architectural Conservation DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Boston.com

    This is the fourth in a nine-part series on Boston.com about historic districts in the city of Boston. Nestled between the South End, Back Bay, Copley Square, and the Prudential Center, St. Botolph Street and the historic district that surrounds it are easily overlooked.

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  18. Historic District Along Charles River Is a Calm Amongst the Urban SprawlRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Boston.com

    This is the third in a nine-part series on Boston.com about historic districts in the city of Boston. Known for its iconic brownstones and views of the Esplanade and the Charles River, Bay State Road is quite a pleasant place to live or to visit.

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  19. From Landfill To 'Work of Art': Back Bay Architectural DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Boston.com

    This is the second in a nine-part series on Boston.com about historic districts in the city of Boston. It's easy to walk down Newbury Street today, admiring the beautiful architecture, expensive boutique shops, and outstanding restaurants, imagining it's always been like this.

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  20. High Demand, Not Enough Listings: Most Expensive Cities in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Boston.com

    But Cambridge, downtown Boston, and a handful of other coveted cities and suburbs have bucked the state trend, posting chart-topping price increases again this year due to steady demand from eager buyers and a dearth of listings. 2015 could very well prove to be repeat for some of these real estate hot spots, says Alex Coon, market manager for brokerage firm Redfin's Boston-area office.

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