Slowdown in sales of high end Boston condos?

Posted by Michael DiMella on Wed, Nov 19, 2008

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Tags: Condos, new development

Samuels continues with his quest to transform Fenway

Posted by Michael DiMella on Fri, Sep 19, 2008

From The Boston Globe:

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Tags: Fenway, new development

More Northpoint controversy?

Posted by Michael DiMella on Fri, Aug 22, 2008

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Tags: new development, public transportation

New Orange line stop in Assembly Square proposed (near IKEA)

Posted by Michael DiMella on Thu, Aug 21, 2008

State and federal officials announced plans to build a new $40 Million T stop in Assembly square, as reported in today's Boston Metro. It will be part of the new "urban village" at Assembly Square that will include residential, retail (including a new IKEA), restaurants, and office space.  Completion is expected in 2013 for the T station portion (or 2022 in Boston years).

One of Boston's major downfalls, in my opinion is the inadequate public transportation system.  Obviously having one of the oldest subway systems in the country creates limitations on what can be done.  But steps foward like this, like the Northpoint/Kenmore stop (if it ever gets back on track), and like the Green Line extension through Union Square and into Medford are all BIG steps in the right direction.
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Tags: new development, smart growth

Brownstones out of favor?

Posted by Michael DiMella on Thu, Jul 24, 2008

There was an interesting article written by Kim Blanton in the Globe about how current buyers in Boston are more likely to choose a condo in modern high rise building over a condo in a classic brownstone  building (Bloom's off the brick row house by Kimberly Blanton).  It’s the first time I've seen stats broken down between those two segments of the market like that in the newspaper:

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Tags: new development, brownstone