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Curbed Boston shares what's happening in real estate this week.


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ALLSTONA new development at 37 North Beacon Street seeks to do the unthinkable in Boston: ban its tenants from owning cars. The 44-unit complex would have tenants sign an addendum to their leases saying they don't or won't have a car.

BACK BAYThe 7,599-square-foot manse at 198 Commonwealth Avenue, at Exeter Street, just hit the sales market for $8,900,000, making it instantly one of the priciest listings in Boston at a time when Boston has a lot of pricey listings, you guys.

BOSTONHere are the top 20 real estate brokers in the city right now, based on sales and listings in January and February.

SOMERVILLEOur David Bates deep-dives into the city's condo market since 2005 and comes up with nuggets like this: "1,786 (55 percent) were two-bedrooms and 713 (22 percent) were three-bedrooms."