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No, Boston is Not Facing Another Housing Bubble

Boston’s recent housing developments have some screaming “bubble!”, but the facts do not match the fears. The economic downturn of 2008 introduced us to many terms – “quantitative easing” and “credit default swaps” are two of the most obtuse examples –

It Takes Just 3.4 Years to Break Even on a Boston House – With Big Conditions

It takes a very short amount of time to break even on a house nationwide, but such privileges come with significant conditions. It takes just 3.4 years to break-even on a mortgage in Boston, meaning the point at which the total

2 Charts That Explain Boston’s Affordability Crisis

Boston’s issues with housing affordability are well known, but the following charts are still eye opening. We’ve been reporting on Boston’s housing affordability crisis with fair regularity, and for good reason – the higher Boston’s home prices soar, the

CoreLogic: Massachusetts Cash Levels Stagnate

A new CoreLogic study details the fall of cash sale shares across the country. A home is a good investment, but a normalizing market has somewhat thinned out the opportunities to make quick, high yield sales, and as a

Home Price Growth Far Outpacing Wage Growth in Boston

Sure, home prices are rising, but is that really a good thing, other economic indicators considering? Home prices have grown faster than wages in 76 percent of U.S. housing markets in the last two years, and Boston – where home

CoreLogic: Massachusetts Posts Moderate Gains in February

Moderate home price gains in February suggest the market may be stabilizing. Home prices continued their strong ascent in February, according to CoreLogic’s newest Home Price Index. Including distressed sales, home prices climbed 5.6 percent from the same time

Is Boston’s Rental Market Finally Easing Up?

It’s been common knowledge that Boston’s rental market is on fire, but is that narrative slowly changing? For some time now, the rental narrative has been one as commonly told as that of low mortgage rates. Rents, spurred on by surging

Boston Area’s 10 Top-Selling Condo Markets

What communities in the Boston area are seeing the most condo sales? Last week, we took a detailed look at the top-selling single-family communities in the Boston area, and now we’re back with a similarly nuanced look at the

Case-Shiller Finds Boston Home Prices Moderately Rising

Home prices in Boston are growing, albeit at a moderate rate. Boston home prices posted moderate numbers in the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which looked at data from Dec. 2014 to Jan. 2015. From December to January, Boston prices were up 0.4 percent,

Housing Affordability a Tale of Two Cities in Boston

Housing affordability is a major problem, and new research has added an additional wrinkle to the crisis. Housing affordability (especially in the new home market) may be worsening nationwide, but it has nothing on the affordability squeeze facing renters

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