April 2018

Found 6 blog entries for April 2018.

Hanover, MA could be getting an upgrade. Merchants Row, has the makings of retail success based on the traffic, south shore community, and location, location, location. F.P. Giglio Properties, is looking forward to making some big plans to re-energize the 10-acre site, and is very familiar with the area and construction of commercial spaces. Developer, Frank Giglio, stated "We are incredibly optimistic about our plans for Merchants Row. As a fellow South Shore resident and consumer, we feel we understand the market, why this 70-year-old strip mall has become less relevant in recent years, and ultimately what kind of development will once again reinvigorate the project.” Giglio plans to re do everything that the existing, 65,500 s/f, two-story center has

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Over the last few years, the Seaport District has become a hub for companies including Vertex and Reebok. With so many employees utilizing the area each day, there are talks of launching a weekday ferry service from LoveJoy Wharf, by North Station, to the Seaport or South Boston Waterfront area. There has been a request for proposals, and if the funding can be organized, we could see service beginning as early as August of this year. The pricing of the commute has not been made clear yet but would be considered part of the "blue highway". Stay tuned as more on this service develops!

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According to a new report from the Boston Globe, rents are rising again in Boston. The average monthly payment for renters in the city has climbed to a new high: $2,152. The average rent has gone up 4 percent in the last year, which is the first increase since 2010. These rent increases may push tenants to neighboring communities or less expensive neighborhoods. If you found an apartment that has $1,500 rent in Boston buys you about 350 sq. ft. of space. Among efforts to make sure people who can’t afford rent that high have a place to live, state Senators last week approved a proposal for $1.8 billion in affordable housing bonds, which may lead to 17,000 affordable housing units. If you are renewing your lease this year, talk to your landlord and

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In a recent survey with realtor.com, due to low inventory (down 8.5% from last February), the spring market will be competitive. The best advice to give buyers this spring is to know your exact comfort zone and what is the maximum price you are willing to pay. It is very important to be thinking about what you can afford as mortgage rates go higher especially if they move up quickly. Over 40 percent of buyers are looking to put down more than 20% in hopes of getting ahead of the competition, and most buyers have been actively looking for a home for over seven months. Most hope they will be able to purchase a house within the next six months. So, if you are planning on house hunting this Spring, good luck. If you plan to sell this Spring, chances are your

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On the cusp of South Boston and Fort Point is the Artists for Humanity. The existing headquarters is a 23,500 sq. ft. lot that has been begun construction for expansion. This facility will be Boston's first energy positive building, meaning it will produce more energy than it uses. The expansion will provide space for events, education, and doubling the over all youth programs. 

With the expansion, Artists for Humanity will launch the Liberty Mutual Career Center, which will train youth in skills necessary for building trades success and support youth in union apprenticeships. The expansion will feature a new maker studio, which will be open to the public and provide access to state-of-the-art studios and equipment, in addition to gallery space and

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Street Cleaning starts again this week. Well actually today! Be sure to check the signs when parking. If you're new to the area and not sure exactly when street cleaning might be, check out the street sweeping schedule here. South Boston residents can also register for “No Tow,” a service provided by the city for residents to be reminded by email when their street is scheduled for cleaning. Watch out for those signs!!

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