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  • 8 Everett open houses this weekend for under $600,000

    8 Everett open houses this weekend for under $600,000

    Each a single-family and each in a town undergoing major changes due to Encore Boston Harbor With so much action happening in Everett—much of it tied to the recently opened Encore Boston Harbor...

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  • Big reveal: An East Somerville one-bedroom near a future Green Line stop

    Big reveal: An East Somerville one-bedroom near a future Green Line stop

    Photos via Coldwell Banker Very few readers guessed the correct asking here—did you? Address: 60 Tufts Street, #4 Price: $450,000 The results: Only 15 percent of Curbed Boston readers guessed...

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  • Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week

    Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week

    Rendering via US2 Critical Mass. this week includes two life sciences projects, an unveiling in Fenway, and a new tower for Chinatown Welcome to Critical Mass., a weekly roundup of the most...

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  • Downtown Boston’s housing market broke price records in the spring, new figures show

    Downtown Boston’s housing market broke price records in the spring, new figures show

    Shutterstock New analysis compares market’s spikes to earlier conditions down the coast in Brooklyn; sales down though  The sales price for a downtown Boston condo reached a record $1,139 a...

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  • New analysis says Cambridge has the highest average rent of any small U.S. city east of the Rockies

    New analysis says Cambridge has the highest average rent of any small U.S. city east of the Rockies

    Shutterstock Boston’s average up there, too, among large cities Cambridge was the most expensive small city in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains for renting an apartment as of July...

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  • Another report says the Boston area is a big draw for tech talent—what that means for housing

    Another report says the Boston area is a big draw for tech talent—what that means for housing

    Facebook opened a new office in Cambridge’s Kendall Square in January 2019. | Boston Globe via Getty Images Annual CBRE ranking finds a particularly deep tech labor pool in the region—that’s...

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  • Quaint Dorchester colonial with sizable yard on sale for under $700K

    Quaint Dorchester colonial with sizable yard on sale for under $700K

    Photos via Howe Realty Group Ashmont-area house with fieldstone foundation dates from 1915, and includes potential for five bedrooms The nine-room, 1,664-square-foot colonial at 70 Fuller...

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  • What $800,000 buys around Somerville now

    What $800,000 buys around Somerville now

    These newer listings in East Somerville, Davis Square, Ten Hills, and elsewhere offer up sleek interiors and modern appliances Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column that explores what...

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  • Boston’s immigrant past in 8 sites, mapped

    Boston’s immigrant past in 8 sites, mapped

    Getty Images These reminders include buildings, statues, and a famous Boston alleyway As America’s oldest urban area, Boston boasts quite a history, and immigration shaped a lot of that...

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  • Sleek, sparse Beacon Hill penthouse asks just shy of $1M

    Sleek, sparse Beacon Hill penthouse asks just shy of $1M

    Photos via Berkshire Hathaway Warren Residential Three-room West Hill Place spread includes one fireplace The newly listed Unit D at 5 West Hill Place in Beacon Hill is on the fifth floor of a...

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  • Why the T struggles, explained

    Why the T struggles, explained

    Universal Images Group via Getty It’s got to do with baked-in funding and design challenges as well as an unwillingness to spend political capital fixing things There is not much these days...

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  • Cambridge rowhouse asks a relatively low $850,000

    Cambridge rowhouse asks a relatively low $850,000

    Photos via Keller Williams It’s not every day that a single-family in one of the Boston region’s most expensive markets drops for under $1 million Cambridge is not the market that prospective...

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  • Key part of big Union Square development to start construction in 2019

    Key part of big Union Square development to start construction in 2019

    Rendering via US2 It’s part of a much larger project around a future Green Line stop that will include 2.4 million square feet total A major part of the eventual 2.4 million-square-foot...

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  • Seaport World Trade Center changes advance—goodbye, Commonwealth Hall

    Seaport World Trade Center changes advance—goodbye, Commonwealth Hall

    Cityscape Digital for Pembroke/via Boston Globe Exhibition hall giving way to more privately owned public space on the Boston waterfront, including a plaza with year-round programming The...

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  • Huntington Avenue development adds two residential floors

    Huntington Avenue development adds two residential floors

    Rendering via Stantec/WBUR BPDA signs off on addition to what’s now a project with 446 apartments and a refurbished Huntington Theatre A major Fenway project that includes a new home for the...

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  • How much for an East Somerville one-bedroom near a future Green Line stop?

    How much for an East Somerville one-bedroom near a future Green Line stop?

    Loft includes off-street parking too What/where: A one-bedroom, one-bathroom loft condo at Cross and Tufts streets in East Somerville Square footage: 785 The skinny: This capacious unit with a...

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  • City green-lights Boston University’s stack-of-books building

    City green-lights Boston University’s stack-of-books building

    Rendering courtesy of Boston University School hopes to start construction in the spring on 19-story, 305-foot spire in Kenmore Square The board of the Boston Planning and Development Agency on...

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  • 9 Charlestown open houses this weekend by the waterfront

    9 Charlestown open houses this weekend by the waterfront

    Asking prices for these recent listings range as low as $499,000 These homes juxtaposed with the history of Charlestown can make people feel like they stepped back in time—while still enjoying all...

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  • Offices? A Silver Line stop? Speculation continues about Encore Boston Harbor’s effects on Everett

    Offices? A Silver Line stop? Speculation continues about Encore Boston Harbor’s effects on Everett

    Boston Globe via Getty Images Casino-resort could draw a commuter rail stop as well as office development—or at least that’s the latest speculation The Encore Boston Harbor casino-resort that...

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  • Big reveal: A renovated Jamaica Plain two-bedroom

    Big reveal: A renovated Jamaica Plain two-bedroom

    Few readers guessed the correct asking price here—did you? Address: 16 Parkton Road, #A Price: $579,000 The results: Only 24 percent of Curbed Boston readers guessed the correct asking price for...

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