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Condo Developments Trending in Boston

When more people start looking to buy a home in downtown areas, developers start to build condos. Boston provides the latest case study of this market tendency.
September 12, 2016, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"As Boston’s building boom rolls on, developers are building more of something they haven’t built much of yet: condos."

That according to an article by Tim Logan, who finds that condos "are the majority of the more than 4,000 housing units that developers have asked to be permitted by the city so far this year."

"That’s a big shift from the last few years, when three-quarters of the new housing that has surged into Boston has been rental apartments," adds Logan.

The article includes the market rends behind the increasing amount of condo construction, as well as a survey of some of the city's newest condo projects—many of which are far from the ritzy end of the housing spectrum.

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Published on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in The Boston Globe
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