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FBI says scamsters are taking advantage of red-hot rental market

It's a problem the FBI says has proliferated over the last three years in particular, thanks in part to the quick rise of Internet property searching during the pandemic.

‘We are losing the Cape we have always loved’: Soaring home prices put the pinch on longtime renters

Cape Cod home prices are at all time highs, the housing stock has reached a historic low, and longtime residents — disproportionately those who occupy year-round rental properties — are being pushed to a breaking point.

State’s high court orders a re-do of downtown harbor plan

The Supreme Judicial Court unanimously agreed that state officials have long approved municipal harbor plans in an improper fashion — by simply having the state environmental secretary sign off instead of by mandating full review.

How much do you need to earn to afford a house in Greater Boston? At least $181,000 a year, says new study.

The Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies determined just how expensive it is to buy a home in Greater Boston. And it’s only getting worse.

Home sales slow again as mortgage rates climb

Existing home sales fell 3.4 percent last month from April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.41 million, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday.

Average US mortgage rates jump by most in 35 years

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year rate climbed from 5.23 percent last week to 5.78 percent this week, the highest its been since November of 2008 during the housing crisis.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

A new park is unfolding in the Seaport. Is it what the neighborhood needs?

This is the last chance to make the neighborhood more than just a collection of office buildings and luxury condos.

Weekly home rentals near the US Open listed for up to $100,000

Homeowners were betting that golf fans would pay tens of thousands for rentals near the venue in Brookline.