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How Working From Home is Changing
the Suburbs as We Know Them
In the spring of 2020, many of the typical draws to cities — plays, nightclubs, restaurants — shut down. Space took on a premium, as small apartments close to others felt particularly claustrophobic. All of a sudden, a big home in the suburbs for the same monthly price as a tiny apartment in the city got a whole lot more attractive. More companies than ever are allowing employees to work from home, and studies say that between 13 and 45 percent of the workforce is now remote some or all of the time.
As a result, a new rush to the suburbs is well underway. The number of net new households that moved to the suburbs grew 43 percent last year, according to data from the Wall Street Journal, compared to 2019.
10 Boston-Area Holiday Craft Fairs for All of Your Gift Giving Needs
Spend your holidays supporting local vendors at craft fairs in and around Boston. The Harvard Square Holiday Fair is one of the area’s longest running craft fairs, held on two separate weekends in December – don’t miss it! Learn more here.
Kendall Square Holiday Ice Skating Show
The Holiday Ice Show is back for the 14th year, featuring two time Olympic medalist and home town hero, Nancy Kerrigan! There will be FREE admission all day long, and a free ice show – join the performers on the ice after the show and skate with the stars!Learn more here.
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Millennials and Homebuying:
Real Estate Adapts to Largest Generation
According to the American Community and American Housing surveys, there are 66 million millennials in the U.S., and they now represent 37 percent of the total national homebuying market.
Millennials approach homebuying differently than older generations. It’s not just an obsession with Zillow browsing, but also different preferences for what they want in a home and more comfort in relying more heavily on digital processes from walkthroughs to closings, so the landscape is shifting to accommodate their needs and desires.
Designers Share the Interior Design Trends They’re Most Excited About for 2022
2021 has looked a bit more similar to 2020 than we hoped, but that has meant we’ve continued to lean into our homes for creative inspiration this year. While we are crossing our fingers for more cocktail parties and jet-setting come 2022, appreciation for our homes as sanctuaries is here to stay.
The Best Holiday Destinations for 2022
As the green shoots of travel turn to tall, towering oaks, 2022 is a chance for us to reconnect to the best holiday destinations in a deeper, more authentic way. We’ll be reminded often of why we travel; those sparks of curiosity and adventure will be fanned to roaring flames, and as travel steadily finds its way back into our lives, we’ll appreciate every moment that comes with it!