Protecting yourself from rental scams, a how-to with Rental Beast

As renting continues to rise, scams have also come to the forefront.  In fact, 43% of renters have interacted with fraudulent listings resulting in more than six million people being scammed. The most common form of rental scam, according to this article from CNBC, is the “Bait and Switch.” This involves a scammer advertising an … More Protecting yourself from rental scams, a how-to with Rental Beast

Existing Home Sales in the US fell 0.6% in June

Home sales in the United States fell 0.6 percent this past June, marking the third month of this downward trend. Higher prices and a lack of inventory are the main culprits which have caused many would-be buyers to skip the home sales market altogether.    In a report released by the National Association of Realtors, … More Existing Home Sales in the US fell 0.6% in June

Boston ferry could launch this September

According to analytics firm INRIX, Boston is one of the world’s most congested cities in regards to traffic and currently ranks 14th worst in the world and 7th worst in the United States. The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and a few private companies are hoping to utilize the region’s waterways and harbor–also known as the … More Boston ferry could launch this September

Parking ticket hikes to fund transit work in Boston

As part of a new transportation strategy that is included in Mayor Walsh’s budget request, eleven of the city’s most complained-about parking violations may see fine increases this summer. Double parking violations would increase from $45 to $75, street cleaning violations would increase from $40 to $90, resident parking violations would increase from $40 to … More Parking ticket hikes to fund transit work in Boston