Beyond the three-storey row houses of Chinatown rise luxury condo towers. New complexes such as Archstone, the Kensington and 120 Kingston Place — the former site of the Dainty Dot Hosiery factory — loom mere steps from public housing. For some Chinatown residents, they fear these developments will drive up property values so steeply that Chinatown will disappear, like the Syrian and Irish immigrants who came before.
Last year, Boston broke ground on $1.6 billion worth of development. Twenty-two major projects put thousands of construction workers back on the job. Our real estate market is stronger than any place in the country.
When it comes to finding a house, there are many options to consider. Identifying the ideal kind of house helps you find the right place more quickly.
Have you ever thought about buying a new house because you are tired of renting? Did you settle in a new city and get involved in a long-term relationship or a new job? Or do you just want to buy your own property to taste a sense of ownership? The list of reasons for buying a home goes on. Despite all the expenses of a new home — maintenance fees, property taxes, house repairs or gas for your lawnmower — you can actually save a considerable amount of money by following these four tips.
We’ve all heard about someone who lives in affordable housing at a trendy neighborhood. Who wouldn’t want to have an address in the Theater District or Back Bay, next to shopping, dining and celebrity neighbors?
MYTH: Buy as much house as you can afford.
FACT: It is easy to overspend because you want the most your money can buy. However, it is not wise to max out your home budget.