I am also intrigued when I hear or read of a report on commentary about the real estate market which leads with sales numbers. I suspect – usually correctly – that such a report comes from a Realtors’ association. I mean, how many houses does the average home buyer buy or sell in a month, or a quarter, or a year. Quite. (more…)
What happens when snow removal costs exceed budget? Who pays? When?
Source: National Weather Service
In simple terms, any snow removal costs beyond those budgeted for the current year have to be approved locally, and then the excess costs, net of any reimbursements, are added to the expenses in the following year’s budget. (more…)
This Sotheby’s International Realty Top cities for the ultra rich report looked at the property (ies) owned by ultra high net worth individuals, defined as those with a net worth of at least $30 million. (more…)
In case you fear you have missed out, worry not: the $37.5 million, 12,000 sf penthouse is still available. Call me for a showing and if you buy through me I will donate half my commission to Lifebridge, the homeless organization based in Salem. (more…)
A recent Boston Globe article Snow delays spring market highlighted the lack of inventory in the, you know, “important” markets such as Cambridge and Somerville.
We know inventory is down from last year, when if you remember we had the polar vortex, but where do we stand, here in Essex County and indeed throughout Massachusetts, compared with the last several years? (more…)
I often wonder how long our memories are. In mid-winter it seems to me the entire population of New England is thinking of moving to Florida, but I suspect that come next winter we will not find deserted cities.Don’t we just love having something to complain about?
After a winter like this one everybody wants to have a home with parking – in cities – or with a garage in the suburbs and outer towns. But how much is that convenience worth?
Spurred on by an influx of oil money and the temptation of a looming Olympic bid, in the 1950s, King Faisal II enlisted a coterie of architectural heavyweights—Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Josep Lluís Sert, and Alvar and Aino Aalto—to reimagine Baghdad as a bustling, cosmopolitan city.
I came across this fascinating article on curbed.com. The King was assassinated in 1958 and the plans died with the young king. As explained by Robert Twombly, “the people needed food, clothing and shelter more than floating gardens, gold fountains, and a mammoth zoo.”