Items Tagged with 'Boston'


  • Airbnb takes Boston to court over city’s “draconian” short-term rental rules

    Argues city’s laws violate Constitution, federal and state laws
    The city of Boston has new rules surrounding short-term rentals that are set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. According to Airbnb, Boston’s short-term rental rules violate the Constitution, multiple federal laws, and Massachusetts state law. Airbnb also claims the city's rules threaten short-term rental sites with “draconian” punishments should they violate the city’s rules.
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  • Ireland extradites fugitive to U.S. to face raft of mortgage fraud charges

    Country’s first extradition to the U.S. since 2012
    On Friday, Patrick Lee, a 44-year-old man with dual U.S. and Irish citizenship was arraigned in federal court in Boston on more than 50 charges relating to a mortgage fraud scheme that he allegedly perpetrated in the run-up to the housing crisis. Lee was arraigned last week after being extradited from Ireland. It was Ireland’s first extradition to the United States since 2012.
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  • #Superbowl showdown: How housing markets stack up in Atlanta vs Boston

    Data shows difference in home price, homeownership rates and more
    The Super Bowl is here and both teams are getting ready to battle it out for the biggest game of the year. As the country’s attention turns to the two teams cities, Atlanta and Boston, we took a time out to review the instant replays of the performance of both housing markets.
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  • HUD awards $132 million for revitalization of distressed neighborhoods

    Grants provided to Boston, Denver, St. Louis, Louisville, Camden
    Select areas in Boston; Denver; St. Louis; Louisville, Kentucky; and Camden, New Jersey are set to receive an massive influx of federal funding as the government seeks to revitalize “distressed” neighborhoods by turning dilapidated public housing units into new, mixed-income, mixed-use housing units.
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  • This open house was so popular it’s criminal

    Popularity of open house in Boston draws police presence
    Don’t let anyone tell you that there isn’t demand for housing out there, especially in Boston. According to a report from CNBC, a recent open house in Boston was so popular that neighbors called the police because more than 100 potential homebuyers showed up at once and blocked off the street.
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