Local housing advocates have long warned that Massachusetts needs more development to meet the demands of first time homebuyers, yet most new construction is still aimed at the luxury market. Barry Bluestone joins WGBH News in their continuing FOCUS series, “Growing Pains,” to look the struggle to find a starter home in Boston.
Listen to the full broadcast here. The housing market is heating up in Massachusetts. Many real estate watchers say homes are being snapped up days or even hours after hitting the market, often above asking price and without conditions such as a home inspection. Some buyers say they have been boxed out of buying homes […]
By Cristina Quinn | WGBH News | January 18, 2013 The jobs report released Thursday marked an end to the slow and moderate economic growth of 2012, as the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced that the unemployment rate rose to to 6.7 percent in December. That’s up from 6.6 percent in November […]
By CRISTINA QUINN | WGBH | August 3, 2012 According to Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, there has been a recent increase in manufacturing employment and output. U.S. employers adding 163,000 jobs in July was a hopeful sign for many, including investors. Stocks rose on Wall Street […]