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Posted 04/03/2014 12:55:33 EDT
"I remember you saying disparaging things about Quincy not much more than a year ago." Quincy's proximity to the T has been unchanged for decades, just as Boston/Cambridge has had their colleges for more »
Posted 03/17/2014 09:57:33 EDT
"you can buy a pound of hamburger or wormwood bitters for your cocktail party, get your shoes repaired or get a tattoo, buy a sewing machine or the latest graphic novel." This is true of Quincy, Salem more »
Posted 03/13/2014 05:36:33 EDT
mrtuc wrote: "people are coming here for jobs." The unemployment rate here is higher than the rest of the country. Massachusetts unemployment rate is 6.8% compare to less than 6.5% for the rest of the more »
Posted 02/19/2014 02:03:47 EST
Exactly what another respondent astutely noted, it's not the Slummerville sellers who are deluded, it's the buyers who are. The sellers are being smart to take every penny they can and run out of ther more »
Posted 01/28/2014 01:07:08 EST
For one thing they infringe on copyrights, using AP Downton Abbey images for their lobbying and trolling on newspaper blogs.
Posted 01/28/2014 11:05:52 EST
This has definitely been true in my town for years. The corrupt real estate dealings among the insiders is notorious. We've gone to the local realtor governance boards with evidence of repeated ethics more »
Posted 01/23/2014 10:27:51 EST
"After all, home and condo prices are soaring and...have already blown past highs set during the bubble years." Millions and millions of hard-earned dollars were forcibly taken from financially-resp more »
Posted 01/08/2014 09:27:11 EST
Good lord, this is the advent of a new nightmare in bureaucracy. I routinely catch errors in my doctors' local clinical records and they are cumbersome to go through the process of correcting. Now tha more »
Posted 11/21/2013 09:47:41 EST
Change "functional" to "big" government, which subsidizes housing, giving spacious luxury rentals (with fancy swimming pools, movie theater rooms, granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances, more »
Posted 11/21/2013 09:38:35 EST
hdevine wrote: "For someone with a kindergarten level understanding of economics and markets, you sure do spend a lot of time on your high horse." Well said! Plus he switches high horse midstream ever more »
Posted 10/25/2013 09:34:06 EDT
The best way to achieve affordable housing is to remove all housing subsidies. Prices would come down across the board to match the means of the population. The current strategy of policy makers is t more »
Posted 10/21/2013 11:09:24 EDT
Discussion update: http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/blogs/renow/2013/10/should_you_buy.html?comments=all#aComments bosrez wrote: "As usual, the "victims" of Obama's shutdown theater will make out more »
Posted 10/16/2013 02:59:40 EDT
"...Tea Party lunkheads..." Correction: "Democrat lunkheads" in the Executive and Legislative branches, who would rather stubornly default and plunge the nation into ruin rather than simply delay th more »
Posted 10/15/2013 08:50:33 EDT
As usual, the "victims" of Obama's shutdown theater will make out like bandits while contributing nothing. The government workers are not only essentially getting a paid vacation (through Congressiona more »
Posted 10/10/2013 12:02:01 EDT
Scott continues to bat 0.000 this week regarding knowledge of any topic he navigated into. Agree with all previous commenters that Scott is off course here particularly and appears to boisterously bla more »
Posted 09/26/2013 09:59:16 EDT
According to what I've read on BREN, buyers aren't able to buy homes in the Boston area even if they secure a mortgage, so the issue of whether one can get a mortgage or not is irrelevent. Buyers havi more »
Posted 07/24/2013 04:57:22 EDT
I didn't realize that Memorial Drive and Mass Ave between Porter and Harvard were neighborhoods. Harvard Square isn't even a neighborhood.
Posted 07/24/2013 11:14:55 EDT
Which neighborhoods in Cambridge are "fun" to walk through? I lived and worked there for years, and never knew any that were fun.
Posted 07/23/2013 01:29:06 EDT
"There are also a number of decent homes in Reading that haven't sold yet." http://www.redfin.com/MA/Reading/59-Howard-St-01867/home/8677852 Here's one. It's literally falling apart structurally. I su more »
Posted 07/23/2013 12:20:11 EDT
Caramel wrote: "you should be able to buy without competition" $45K over $540K asking: http://www.redfin.com/MA/Reading/14-Riverside-Dr-01867/home/8678594 $45K over $450K asking: http://www.redfin.com more »
Posted 07/12/2013 11:43:59 EDT
At least your friends are halfway reasonable.
Posted 07/09/2013 10:57:55 EDT
How do you see the Cape once you get off the train? Spend your weekend within walking distance of the train station in Hyannis?
Posted 07/02/2013 11:12:12 EDT
Absolutely, and it's a delusion they have. Bostonians can't simply go about and enjoy themselves without putting other people down. I noticed it when I first visited Boston decades ago for a Red Sox g more »
Posted 07/02/2013 03:52:46 EDT
formerlyF wrote: "Tranqulity in the suburbs is a huge myth."
News flash. Just because you had a bad childhood that you're trying to flee doesn't mean everyone else did.
Posted 07/01/2013 10:40:22 EDT
All-cash offers take a back seat to dirty realtor dealings in this area. Over a year ago, we were first to submit an offer, offered 100% cash, flexible closing, no contingency to sell, offered a fair, more »