Viewpoint: Pass a local option transfer fee on real estate

Across the country, climbing interest rates, inflation and a return to office work are either holding housing prices steady, or pushing them down. Not here in Massachusetts.

Housing costs, and what they are doing to working families, to public safety, public schools and our healthcare system will remain in crisis unless we make major changes. Band-aids and small-dollar fixes can’t address the scale of the problem. For many communities – among them Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Boston, Concord…

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