We are dismayed by the Attorney General’s decision to certify the rent control ballot initiative, and stand in direct opposition to measures such as rent control that has been proven to significantly stifle new housing production. Even the mere mention of rent control has the chilling effect of drastically reducing the number of housing starts […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Sep 07
Boston, one of America’s oldest and most renowned cities, has always been an attractive location for living, working, and investing. The city hosts the most well-regarded universities and cutting-edge industries, attracting talented people worldwide. However, like many other bustling, world-class cities, Boston is increasingly grappling with a critical issue: affordable housing. Recent proposals by the […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Aug 01
As you probably already know, real estate investors can use the effective tax-deferral strategy known as a 1031 exchange by reinvesting the proceeds from selling one property into another “like-kind” property (replacement property). If you are doing a 1031 exchange to help defer your taxes, you may have a few paths when it comes to […]
By: Sean D. Whalen, CFP®, MSF
 Apr 07
You may have heard rent control mentioned more often in the current political discourse. As runaway inflation took hold through questionable economic policies, many people have struggled to pay their bills and cover their costs of living. As a result, impassioned, but misguided, activists are pushing for rent control to be adopted as a general […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Feb 21
***UPDATED*** This market report has been updated, check out our 2023 Boston Real Estate Sales Market Report! As we enter the final quarter of 2022, it appears like the decade-long period of growth for Boston’s real estate market is grinding to a halt.  The most recent MLS data shows that rising interest rates have effectively […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Nov 01
The city of Boston has experienced record housing market growth over the past decade. Median sale prices have soared on account of a tight supply of for-sale properties and growing demand. In 2011, the median sale price for a single-family home in Boston was $375,000. Just 11 years later, that figure has more than doubled […]
By: Anthony Tse
 Aug 30
***UPDATED*** This market report has been updated, check out our 2023 Boston Real Estate Sales Market Report! Boston’s real estate market has been one of the nation’s storylines over the past decade. The metro area has seen the housing market explode as the limited supply of real estate inventory just hasn’t been able to keep pace […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Aug 03
Boston’s apartment scarcity has been put back in the spotlight in 2022.  The apartment supply shortage took a hiatus during the pandemic, as remote learning and remote work temporarily diminished renter demand. Now that Boston is back in business, rental supply figures are even lower than before COVID.  Sadly, we’re seeing historically low apartment availability and as a result, […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Aug 02
The city of Boston has seen a wave of new construction developments over the past decade.  In an effort to meet rising demand for housing, the city has made it an initiative to build 69,000 new housing units by the year 2030.  This initiative has reshaped Boston’s skyline and turned the waterfront from a shipping […]
By: Demetrios Salpoglou
 Jul 19