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
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
An aerial gondola system from an elevated platform next to South Station, to the Marine Park in the Seaport District is still being considered by private developers and public officials. If approved, it would be around a mile long and run thirty to fifty feet above Summer Street. The developers, Millennium Partners and Cargo Ventures, … More Boston gondola transportation project
After seeing success in the city of Stockholm where they saw a 22 percent reduction in traffic, New York could become the first city in the United States to implement congestion pricing. If it goes through, motorists driving in and out of the main commercial districts of Manhattan would be charged a fee to do … More Is Congestion Pricing coming to Boston?
According to WalletHub, a personal finance site, New England is home to some of the safest cities in the nation. Using 35 key indicators of safety, analysts have compared over 180 cities and scored them in four separate categories: overall safety, home and community safety, financial safety, and natural disaster risk. The cities of Nashua, … More New England cities among the safest in America
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are new electronic cash systems that are completely decentralized with no server or central authority. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies advocate that blockchain technology is the key to a secure monetary future. By providing unique access codes, secure transactions can take place from almost anywhere in the world and the blocks of code … More Cryptocurrencies and the Real Estate Industry
The Boston Foundation reports in their annual Greater Boston Housing Report Card that while it is true that new housing is being added in the Greater Boston area, the majority of the units are in the city of Boston itself and in just a few surrounding cities while towns in the suburbs are seeing little … More Little to no housing being built in the suburbs
Most of the focus on AirBNB stems from the money lost from a lack of taxation, an estimated $15 million from around 592,000 guests in Massachusetts last year. However, while other lodging establishments need to adhere to a strict set of municipal regulations, the owner of a unit on AirBNB currently does not. State Representative … More Cambridge imposes restrictions on AirBNB rentals
Rental Beast is partnered with some of the best-trained real estate agents in the business who can help their clients make more informed decisions and find the perfect place to rent or buy. … More Where are the best places to live in Massachusetts?
Boston has consistently been one of the most expensive cities in the United States to rent an apartment for a number of years, so it should come as no surprise that affordability is the top reason renters cited as the reason for wanting to leave the city. Apartment List, a real estate listings site, surveyed … More Rent Prices in Boston Causing Exodus?