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Port Norfolk in Dorchester Eyed by Real Estate Developer

While new apartment buildings and condos are being constructed across Boston, one developer has its sights set on revamping four waterfront buildings in Dorchester’s Port Norfolk. Development firm City Point Capital wants to convert the buildings into a hotel and new condominiums.

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Traits Driving Boston’s Hot Real Estate Market

A 2017 real estate forecast report from places Boston as one of the top real estate locations in the country. Rankings were determined in each market based on housing price levels and sales profits.


Massachusetts Real Estate Market Prime for Sellers

In the 12 years since the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) began tracking in-state home sales, the number of people looking to pick up and move is at an all-time low. The amount of home listings from November 2015 to November 2016 plummeted nearly 35%. Condo sales fell 30% during the same timeframe.

From Beantown and beyond, this is the perfect time to sell a home or condo in Massachusetts.


5 Hot New Boston Restaurants Opening This Month

Put down your shovel and celebrate the Patriots Super Bowl win by treating yourself.

How, you might ask?

With dinner, of course. But, not the same old thing. Boston is a city that always has tons of new dining hot spots consistently opening up. That means plenty of delicious and new options all year.

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Are Solar Panels Really Worth It in Boston?

You may have heard the news about the car company Tesla developing a new form of solar panels. Tesla solar panels look like regular shingles on the roof and power the home and car with environmentally friendly energy. As this news creates buzz in the real estate world, New England home owners ask ourselves the same old questions about solar panels. Will they save me money in energy costs? How will they affect my home value? And will they continue to generate energy despite long New England winters? Jacob Realty did some research for you. Here is what we found.