Each week we’re scouring the web and local media for highlights and coverage of Boston real estate news. From notable sales and featured properties, to stunning pictures and market predictions. If you missed anything from  the media platforms, we’ll be gathering all of the top headlines, here every week.

APRIL 30, 2018  |  CURBED

How much a month to rent a furnished one-bedroom in Beacon Hill?

What/where: A one-bedroom, one-bathroom on Revere Street in uber-historic Beacon Hill

Square footage: 448

The skinny: This apartment includes a W/D and a recently renovated bathroom. Also, the rent includes the furnishings—what you see here is pretty much what you get.

APRIL 30, 2018  |  CURBED

Boston dockless bikes coming this summer: What to know

California startups LimeBike and Spin plan to deploy about 2,000 dockless bikes in 15 Boston-area municipalities by this summer under a plan that the Metropolitan Area Planning Council announced in early April. Here are the details, which are still evolving:

APRIL 27, 2018  |  CURBED

Big reveal: A South Boston two-bedroom with two levels and two parking spaces

Address: 8 Mohawk Street, #1

Price: $699,000

The results: Only 10 percent of Curbed Boston readers guessed the correct asking price for this 1,282-square-foot two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom duplex in South Boston’s busy, busy Andrew Square area.

APRIL 26, 2018  |  BOSTON.COM

A historic N.H. property, once a movie setting, is for sale

What do a Harvard professor, an opera singer, the first president of Reed College, and two US foreign service diplomats have in common?

They all lived in Benjamin Robinson Cottage in Jaffrey Center, N.H. Not only does the home have famous ownership, but a PBS-produced film on Edith Wharton called “Summer” was filmed there.


Most homeowners plan to stay put

A new survey by Bankrate.com shows that 6 in 10 homeowners have no plans to move.

In the survey taken by YouGov of 1,330 homeowners, only 30 percent said they expect to leave their current home in the next decade.

The survey reflects the state of the housing market in big cities, where a low number of existing homes are available for sale and prices keep rising.


Boston Red Sox slugger Ramírez lists South Florida mansion for sale (Photos)

Boston Red Sox infielder Hanley Ramírez, a former All-Star for the Miami Marlins, has listed his Florida home for sale at $3.99 million.

The slugger isn’t exactly swinging for the fences with this one. He acquired the home in Weston, Florida for $3.95 million in 2008, the same year it was built.

The 9,004-square-foot home at 2903 Lake Ridge Lane is listed by Giselle Bonettiof Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

APRIL 24, 2018  |  BOSTON.COM

N.H. church sold for $2.3 million for condo project

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A New Hampshire church has sold for $2.3 million as part of a planned condo development.

The Portsmouth Herald reports St. James Church in Portsmouth was sold to The Westerly LLC on April 19. The church will be demolished as part of an agreement to preserve its sacredness.

APRIL 23, 2018  |  METRO

Boston-area mayors come together to address housing crisis

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and other local leaders are partnering up to address the housing shortage amid growth in the Greater Boston area’s population.

The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition of Greater Boston, made up of 14 representatives from local cities and towns, announced the creation of the regional housing partnership on Tuesday.

APRIL 23, 2018  |  METRO

Watch out for fees when renting an apartment

Elijah Botkin absolutely loves his apartment in the Fenway, but two weeks ago he did something few tenants in Boston’s extremely tight rental market would dare to do: He refused to pay a surprise charge sprung on him by the agent for his landlord.

The agent demanded $275 to renew Botkin’s lease with a new roommate. Not a lot of money, when you consider the apartment rents for $3,100 a month and the roommates have already paid another $6,200 in security and other deposits.