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Buyers show renewed interest in city living as vaccines bring hope
Buyers show renewed interest in city living as vaccines bring hope

For the first time since March 2020, home-price growth in urban areas surpassed that of suburban and rural locations.

NAR: Northeastern home prices up more than 20%
NAR: Northeastern home prices up more than 20%

“Despite the drop in home sales for February — which I would attribute to historically-low inventory — the market is still outperforming pre-pandemic levels.” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun

11 ways to win a bidding war
11 ways to win a bidding war

Local agents shared some of the tactics they use to help their clients win the house of their dreams.

Low inventory still driving up housing prices in Boston
Low inventory still driving up housing prices in Boston

In February, 36% of homes sold above the asking price as the decline in homes for sale hit a record low.

Guaranteed Rate Affinity expands, hires Northeast divisional manager
Guaranteed Rate Affinity expands, hires Northeast divisional manager

Boston native Nancy Monbouquette named the company’s Northeast divisional manager.

Boston home sales remain brisk in February as median prices hit new highs
Boston home sales remain brisk in February as median prices hit new highs

The Greater Boston Association of Realtors says the numbers offer an early sign of an extremely active spring local housing market.

Brookline ranked the best place to live in Massachusetts
Brookline ranked the best place to live in Massachusetts

Several other Boston-area neighborhoods ranked in the top five.

Large home sales boom as families seek more room
Large home sales boom as families seek more room

Bigger is better when it comes to houses on the market, according to a new report from Realtor.com.

Four projects to bring 307 new housing units to Boston
Four projects to bring 307 new housing units to Boston

These projects will bring 307 residential units to the area, 230 of which will be designated affordable.

New partners, new office for Touchstone Closing
New partners, new office for Touchstone Closing

Two new partners and an associate attorney are joining Touchstone Closing, while the company is also opening a new retail closing office to meet market demand.

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