The Boston Globe – Home sales, prices jump again – 11/27/13


Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center, said they expect housing inventory to increase this spring, as buyers continue to bid above asking prices for months.

Tight supply means rents soaring in city


Average of $1,881 is up 7% in a year By Dan Adams | The Boston Globe | August 14, 2012 Rents for apartments in Boston­ are soaring, and a dearth of construction of less expensive apartments is making it increasingly difficult for tenants to find affordable places to live. The average monthly rent jumped more than 7 […]

July 2012 ‘Five Questions With…Podcast’: Northeastern University Economist Dr. Barry Bluestone


The MAR Report | August 10, 2012 Click here to listen In this late July(…early August?) edition of our “Five Questions With…Podcast”, we speak to Northeastern University Economist Dr. Barry Bluestone about the Massachusetts real estate market, the economy and more. Dr. Barry Bluestone Bio: Barry Bluestone is the Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, the […]

‘Magic’ gone from Charlestown project

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By Greg Turner | The Boston Herald | August 6, 2012 Former basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s investment in a Charlestown housing project turned out to be no slam dunk. The Los Angeles Lakers legend’s development team dumped Mezzo Design Lofts, a 146-unit complex built adjacent to Interstate 93 five years ago, for $45.7 million last week […]

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