It’s So Nice to Be Quoted in The Boston Globe, The Bay State Banner, and

David Bates / December 6, 2017-2:16 pm

We all want to be heard. We all want that feeling that what we are saying is of value to others, significant, and correct. But unless you’re a narcissist or a verbally expressive person, it doesn’t happen half-enough. Being (more…)... Continue Reading

Email Hackers Are Stealing Millions of Dollars From Greater Boston Real Estate Closings

David Bates / August 31, 2017-12:37 pm

Did you hear about the Boston home buyer who got an email from his closing attorney, only it was not from the attorney? It was from a hacker posing as the attorney. It gets worse. (more…)... Continue Reading

The Problem With Boston’s Condominium Production Goal

David Bates / June 22, 2017-10:14 am

Not long ago, the mayor said Boston needed 53,000 new housing units by 2030. I recently posted about how the number might be too low. But does anyone recall how many condos His Honor said the Hub needed? (more…)... Continue Reading

Panel Discusses Boston’s Third Housing Revolution and Its Possible Solution

David Bates / April 19, 2017-11:51 am

Boston is in the midst of its third housing revolution. So says Barry Bluestone, a noted expert on the city’s housing market. (more…)... Continue Reading

Why Via and The Benjamin Will Change Life in the Seaport

David Bates / February 7, 2017-1:12 pm

The Seaport had already been attracting many of the city’s most exciting new restaurants, in vogue hotels, expensive condominium projects and, of course, its most prized corporate tenants. What Boston’s newest and hottest neighborhood... Continue Reading

When Offering $1 Million More Than the Asking Price Isn’t Enough

David Bates / May 27, 2016-12:21 pm

The Penthouse at 975 Memorial Drive was recently reported as the most  expensive for sale condominium listing in Cambridge. The asking price, however, wasn’t high enough. Like every other condo that sells in Cambridge, the highest price... Continue Reading


David Bates / April 22, 2016-1:02 pm

A very big THANK YOU to Stacey Myers for including my listing at 72 Downer #1 in her excellent Boston Globe Magazine article titled, "What your money gets you in Greater Boston real estate."... Continue Reading

Popular Boston.Com Article Quotes Me

David Bates / April 15, 2016-1:09 pm

Luke Ostrowski, a loan officer and partner at Top20, emailed a link to a article authored by one of the city's top real estate writers, Scott Van Voorhis. The article noted how today's market has buyers not only putting in sky-high... Continue Reading
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