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Jamaica Plain Real Estate Part III: What’s Going On in the Rental Market?

File photo: Brookside Avenue home.

Many people believe rents are higher than ever — and they certainly are higher than five years ago. But according to a city report, rents for Jamaica Plain’s older housing stock — buildings built before 2011 — went down 5 percent in 2016 compared to 2015. With more rental units being built, are overall rental unit prices going to drop? Let’s hear what local real estate agents have to say about the Jamaica Plain rental market. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jamaica Plain Real Estate Part II: Agents Discuss Single-Family Home Market

The second article in our series about Jamaica Plain’s real estate market is about the single-family home market. We asked several JP real estate agents for their thoughts on the houses in which you don’t have people living above you or sharing your walls — although there’s always the kids and your in-laws (if you let them move in). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jamaica Plain Real Estate Part I: Agents Discuss Condo Market

The “open house” and “for sale” signs are out on the streets and porches — the spring real estate season is upon us! To get a feel for the local landscape, Jamaica Plain News asked several area real estate agents about different elements of the market: condos, single-family homes and rentals, as well what they’re hearing from buyers and sellers and advice they would provide to sellers, buyers and renters. This is the first article in a series this week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Neighborhood Group to Consider 44-Unit Affordable Rental Complex

Rendering of proposal for 25 Amory St.

Development is always big news in JP. And the Zoning Committee of the JP Neighborhood Council sees virtually every proposal of consequence. The neighborhood group meets Wednesday to consider two projects. The largest is a proposal from the JP Neighborhood Development Corp. to build 44 units of affordable rental housing at 25 Amory St. Continue Reading →

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Plan for Old James’s Gate Property Returns to Neighborhood Committee

Rendering of previous proposal for The Gate, 5 McBride St.

One of the most-watched real estate developments in a neighborhood full of them returns to public debate this week. The former James’s Gate site at 5 McBride St. will be on the docket Wednesday when the JP Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee meets. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South St., just a block from the abandoned pub. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Where Will 300 Car Commuters Go as Forest Hills Parking Lot Becomes Apartments?

Overall site plan

Forest Hills residents peppered a would-be developer with questions about where hundreds of car commuters will go if the LAZ Parking lot becomes a mixed-use development. There were other issues raised during a community meeting Wednesday about “The Residences at Forest Hills,” but much of the discussion revolved around parking. The three-building, six-story development would add 252 apartments and townhouses plus 5,500 square feet of retail to Forest Hills’ burgeoning stock of mid-rise transit-oriented developments. (more…) Continue Reading →

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