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  • What $2,100 rents around Boston now

    What $2,100 rents around Boston now

    Discover what the monthly sum commands in Dorchester, the South End, the North End, and elsewhere Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set...

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  • Resources for Boston-area renters amid coronavirus

    Resources for Boston-area renters amid coronavirus

    Shutterstock Where can I go for coronavirus-related housing help? Where can I find affordable housing? Answers to these and other questions here The novel coronavirus pandemic has spawned a lot...

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  • Spry South End duplex with a roof deck asks $1.5 million

    Spry South End duplex with a roof deck asks $1.5 million

    The building dates from 1900. | Photos via Compass The luxury spread in a 120-year-old building includes plenty of exposed beams and natural light The 1,264-square-foot Unit 3 at 53 Rutland...

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  • Rising rent burdens and the Boston area amid coronavirus

    Rising rent burdens and the Boston area amid coronavirus

    Shutterstock Unemployment and income loss will cause more households to spend more of their income on rent, new figures show—and higher earners might feel it the most The novel coronavirus...

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  • Big reveal: A Dorchester townhouse with raw space up top

    Big reveal: A Dorchester townhouse with raw space up top

    Photos via Karen Majalian/Commonwealth Real Estate Quite a few Curbed Boston readers guessed the correct asking price—did you? Address: 36 Salina Road, #1 Price: $769,900 The results: Some 24...

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  • Downtown cavern comes with a raised living room

    Downtown cavern comes with a raised living room

    The condo’s most striking feature is that openness. | Photos via Commonwealth Real Estate The cavernous expanse in a former Boston Edison plant includes 16-foot windows and a loft within the...

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  • Massachusetts needs a construction moratorium now: unions

    Massachusetts needs a construction moratorium now: unions

    Boston Globe via Getty Images Other big development news of the week includes the 10 tallest Boston buildings by mid-decade and speculation surrounding federal infrastructure funding Welcome...

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  • Crackling Dorchester Victorian asks $615,000

    Crackling Dorchester Victorian asks $615,000

    The house is near I-93. | Photos via Arborview Realty The 1893 house in Clam Point retains much of its original woodwork and ceramic tiles—and check out the staircase The three-level,...

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  • 6 virtual Boston open houses asking under $500,000

    6 virtual Boston open houses asking under $500,000

    Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro/Back Bay, O’Connor & Highland Check out what’s in stock from Dorchester to East Boston to the South End from the comfort of your current home With the...

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  • What $1,750 rents around Boston now

    What $1,750 rents around Boston now

    Discover what the sum commands in Roslindale, Hyde Park, South Boston, the South End, and elsewhere Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column that explores what one can rent or buy for a...

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  • Midcentury modern in Lincoln asks $1.4 million

    Midcentury modern in Lincoln asks $1.4 million

    Walter Pierce also planned the Peacock Farm neighborhood in nearby Lexington. | Photos by Alex Loer and courtesy of Compass Walter Pierce designed the airy, sleek house, which featured in the...

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  • Boston-area renters and coronavirus: What to know

    Boston-area renters and coronavirus: What to know

    Shutterstock Can I move? Will I be evicted? What if my rent goes up? Can my rent go up? Here are answers to these and other questions. The novel coronavirus is disrupting so much of the Boston...

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  • What should federal infrastructure money go to in Boston?

    What should federal infrastructure money go to in Boston?

    The June 2019 derailment of a Red Line train in Boston underscored the stress the region’s transit system operates under. | Boston Globe via Getty Images The Blue Line to Lynn, climate-change...

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  • Jamaica Plain federal dating from 1770 asks $840,000

    Jamaica Plain federal dating from 1770 asks $840,000

    The house’s 1770s origins can be seen most clearly in the kitchen. | Photos via Arborview Realty The eight-room house older than America itself has of course been significantly updated The...

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  • Boston rents steady heading into April despite coronavirus

    Boston rents steady heading into April despite coronavirus

    Shutterstock It’s too early to gauge the pandemic’s effects, if any, on what’s still one the priciest U.S. cities for leasing a place to live It’s too early to tell what effects, if any, the...

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  • COVID-19 upends short-term rentals and hotels in Boston

    COVID-19 upends short-term rentals and hotels in Boston

    Shutterstock Gov. Charlie Baker instead wants those rooms to house people fighting the pandemic and dealing with other emergencies Gov. Charlie Baker doesn’t want people booking short-term...

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  • Boston parks amid coronavirus: disruption and distance

    Boston parks amid coronavirus: disruption and distance

    Boston Globe via Getty Images The pandemic has led to some restrictions on park activities and it’s now pushed back the timeline of a master plan for Boston Common Boston’s parks are sure to...

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  • What $475,000 buys around Boston now

    What $475,000 buys around Boston now

    Discover what the sum commands in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Charlestown, and elsewhere Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar...

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  • Boston’s 10 tallest buildings by 2025

    Boston’s 10 tallest buildings by 2025

    Boston Globe via Getty Images Coronavirus-related construction slowdown or not, these towers—including newcomers One Dalton and Winthrop Center—will dominate the city’s skyline come mid-decade...

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  • Stately Greek revival on Arlington’s Spy Pond has its own dock

    Stately Greek revival on Arlington’s Spy Pond has its own dock

    The bones of the three-level house date from 1880. | Photos via Century 21 The house dating from 1880 includes the original wraparound porches The 12-room, 3,401-square-foot Greek revival at...

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