US housing crunch: The price isn’t right

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By Jessica Mendoza | The Christian Science Monitor Anna Slavicek refuses to leave the Mission. As escalating housing costs drive her fellow teachers out of San Francisco, Ms. Slavicek stays put, determined to remain in the historic neighborhood where she has lived and taught for 22 years. To make rent, she shares a two-bedroom apartment with two […]

Are Boston Rents Slowing?

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A new housing report from real estate firm REIS says monthly rents in Boston increased by just .1 percent in the first quarter of this year. After five years of increases, the slowdown appears to be good news. Yet, the average apartment in Greater Boston still rents for over $2,000 a month. It turns out, if you […]

This City Wants to Create a Village for Millennials

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By Kerry Close | Money In Boston, it takes a village to cope with pesky millennials. While students and young professionals between the ages of 20 and 34 have increased the city’s economic prosperity, they’ve also driven up real estate prices by 95% between 2009 and 2015, a new report from a Massachusetts State Senate committee argues. […]

‘Millennial Villages’ for YoPros Are Now Mass. Legislature Approved

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By Alex E. Weaver | BostInno What do you do when a city’s Millennial population is booming so much that their housing needs are not only becoming prohibitive for them, but for other working families as well? In Boston, you might build a bunch of tiny apartments centered around shared, common space and call them “Millennial Villages.” […]

Report urges housing reform in Mass.

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By Katie Lannan Arguing for the need for a “revolution in housing production” to keep pace with demand, a report released this week by a Senate committee recommends 19 proposals taking aim at everything from foreclosures, gentrification, homelessness, preservation and rehabilitation, production, public housing, support services, zoning and housing models. Along with support for housing-related […]

Mass. Senate Committee Crafts Plan To Address Housing ‘Crisis’

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By Simón Rios | WBUR A special committee of the state Senate is calling for action on a slate of issues that add up to what they say is a housing crisis facing Massachusetts. “Across the commonwealth, low rates of housing production have not kept pace with population growth and need,” said state Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry. The Democrat, […]

Senate panel recommends “Millennial Villages” and other housing reforms

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By Katie Lannan | State House News Service Arguing the need for a “revolution in housing production” to keep pace with demand, a report released Thursday by a Senate committee recommends 19 proposals taking aim at everything from foreclosures, gentrification, homelessness, preservation and rehabilitation, production, public housing, support services, zoning and housing models. Along with support […]

Inventory Is Low And Won’t Recover Quickly

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By Jim Morrison | Banker & Tradesman Home sale prices are approaching all-time highs. The number of sales has been growing steadily upward since 2011, but the inventory of single-family homes and condos for sale is about half of what it was in 2012, frustrating real estate agents across the commonwealth, who all seem to have […]

‘Friends’-style living on the rise among 30-somethings

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By Dugan Arnett | Globe staff It was a typical night at the big house on Victoria Street, which meant that its collection of unrelated adult occupants were engaged in a number of unrelated endeavors. Michelle Belliveau, 29, whose boyfriend, Bill Finn, 34, owns the Dorchester home, was in the living room, picking through bins […]

Boston homeownership keeps sliding

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By Tim Logan | Globe staff The homeownership rate in Greater Boston plunged last year, according to data released Thursday by the US Census Bureau, dipping below 60 percent for the first time on record. The decline is in large part attributed to the recent population growth, driven by a wave of young adults moving […]

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