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Posted 01/14/2015 02:51:24 EST
massp88 - Foreign investors do buy them here because they view it as a safe place to store some of their assets. And while Boston is not Miami in terms of the volume of foreign buyers, it's at least a more »
Posted 01/14/2015 08:26:14 EST
They're all too busy complaining about the Olympic Bid...and traffic! more »
Posted 01/06/2015 02:33:34 EST
I'd say Boston has a better than 25% chance of being the US host city. That's based a complicated mathematical formula that I don't intend on sharing with any of you "nattering naboobs of negativity", more »
Posted 12/17/2014 02:01:15 EST
Spot on. It's the cities that had to go and build all sorts of venues and infrastructure that were hurt financially. more »
Posted 12/17/2014 01:59:14 EST
stanpat - of course the area can handle the Olympics. It handles the Marathon, as well as some days where there are Red Sox and Celtics (or Bruins) games, in addition to the the million or so people t more »
Posted 12/17/2014 12:44:29 EST
Kayak - good catch! more »
Posted 12/17/2014 11:59:58 EST
I can see all the debbie downers are out this morning as it relates to the Olympics, including the author. One question...is the Olympics really the "worlds largest gathering"? Regardless....the Bosto more »
Posted 11/19/2014 09:01:07 EST
Same here. The financing for the first project was way too complicated. When it's that difficult to secure financing, everything has to go perfectly for the project to work. I think this is a better p more »
Posted 10/21/2014 01:06:57 EDT
the other cities noted here are not exactly tropical. more »
Posted 10/10/2014 09:18:59 EDT
I just say I'm from Norfolk County. Just to really confuse people. more »
Posted 09/15/2014 11:41:30 EDT
That's a nice thought, but I'm pretty sure the NE Aquarium does not have the $180MM or whatever the market price is to purchase that land. more »
Posted 06/11/2014 02:41:35 EDT
Who cares? It's better if they're occupied, but some vacant ones won't be the end of the world. more »
Posted 04/07/2014 05:06:11 EDT
have you taken yours yet?
Posted 03/20/2014 03:13:37 EDT
Trueendurance is correct regarding what those numbers don't include. However, the unemployment rate has never really captured those numbers. So then what becomes more important than the rate of unem more »
Posted 03/19/2014 10:16:05 EDT
not really. Manhattan is only one part of NYC. It would be like comparing NYC against only Beacon Hill.
Maybe a better data set would include the entire metropolitan area of the cities mentioned.
Posted 02/10/2014 02:31:48 EST
There may well be a cooling off in 2014.....and that would be a good thing for everyone, except the developers. It'd provide more choices for people looking to rent, and it would help keep prices low more »
Posted 12/19/2013 01:24:00 EST
Jen - you're right, and auto plant would never work in Mass, nor would it work in many other states. Just because we don't get an auto plant doesn't mean something is wrong. There are many other ind more »
Posted 12/19/2013 01:19:37 EST
artie - correct, Mass. will not be a Silicon Valley...of course, we're still ahead of 90% of the rest of the country when it comes to VC funding/etc. SV is experiencing a boom right now, however, tha more »
Posted 12/19/2013 10:48:23 EST
yes everyone is leaving! everyone! pay no attention to the prices of houses and apartments, and increased subway ridership, and traffic. Everyone is leaving!
Posted 12/19/2013 10:46:57 EST
yes, artie is correct. The unfortunate part about our national economy is that when it starts to "take off", it's usually because of short lived economic activities, like homebuilding and retail. Of more »
Posted 11/06/2013 03:26:39 EST
Yes, Paris, London and NY are larger than Boston, but luckily you are not mandated to meet people only within the arbitrary city boundaries. What is more important is the size of the metropolitan are more »
Posted 09/18/2013 03:39:23 EDT
As a resident of Quincy, I really want to see this project succeed. However, with the recent changes in partners, the change to a wood structure, and now.....they just apparently discovered that the more »
Posted 09/17/2013 08:28:47 EDT
you're confusing your developers. It was the old developer group who talked about holding cities hostage, not the current developer.
Posted 09/13/2013 10:44:14 EDT
bonsai - 3L is correct. Granted, one building won't have much of an impact, but overall, the more housing that's created, even if it is luxury, will help to keep costs in check. To really make a den more »
Posted 09/13/2013 08:26:20 EDT
so what? Would you rather have them take their wealth elsewhere?
I wouldn't be able to afford one of these units, but I certainly don't begrudge others for being able to.
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