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Mortgage rates reach highs last seen in 2000

The average for a 30-year fixed loan was 7.49 percent, up from 7.31 percent last week, Freddie Mac said in a statement Thursday.

Larry Edelman

St. Regis developer looks to jump-start lackluster condo sales

After a slow start, the developer has lined up new financing and brought in a high-powered marketing firm.

A developer proposed nearly 500 apartments on South Shore Plaza. Then residents killed it.

A plan for what would have been Braintree’s largest apartment project ran into a buzz saw of neighborhood opposition.

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy buys Nantucket estate for $42 million, a record price

The 1.2-acre estate has three dwellings with private beach access.

As progressives split on rent control tactics, ballot campaign pushes ahead

A progressive state lawmaker is forging ahead with a bid to bring rent control back to Massachusetts — despite opposition from within his own movement.

Home prices are dropping in some places. Not Greater Boston.

August was one of the slowest months for the region’s housing market in recent decades, but our housing shortage is so acute that prices are still near record highs.

Rent control in Mass. is one step closer to making it on the 2024 ballot

Rent control advocates are left to decide whether the divisive, sure-to-be-expensive fight is one they want to wage right now.

shirley leung

‘It’s good for the city’: Plan officially filed to convert shuttered Charlestown hotel to affordable housing

The Archdiocese of Boston and its partner St. Francis House on Wednesday formally notified the BPDA about their plan to convert the shuttered Constitution Inn into much-needed low-income housing, including some for formerly homeless people.