Happy Valentine’s Day,
Need another data set to illustrate how our housing shortage leaves out so many?
More than half of all homes sold in much of Wellesley last year were cash sales.
The percent of all-cash sales in Newton was around 40% in some zip codes and nearly one of four sales in other parts, as well as across Watertown.
In Needham, about every third home sold was cash.
That’s according to some fascinating charts published by the Washington Post (free link here, go to the map and type in "Boston Metro" to find our communities).
“Rising interest rates, soaring home prices, and decreasing inventory aren’t the only things making it difficult to buy a home these days,” the authors write.
You also need to be sitting on a very large pile of cash.
Nearly 200 nominations but did we get one from you?
Or goal is to showcase the individuals and employers who are making a positive contribution to the economic and social fabric of our west suburban businesses and nonprofits.
But we also want to measure whether our region’s employers have, or haven’t, fulfilled commitments towards becoming more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
And we don't want to overlook anyone. If you've been putting it off, today (Feb. 14) is the deadline.
Multiple nominations, repeat nominations and self-nominations are welcome.