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Property Transfer Fees Eyed for Affordable Housing

Marc Draisen of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council emceed a press conference Wednesday with lawmakers, local officials, and advocates to announce a new coalition supporting real estate transfer fee legislation. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

Massachusetts cities and towns would have new options for funding local affordable housing under a proposal rolled out Wednesday -- a fee of up to 2 percent on real estate sales above the statewide median sales price, and a higher fee on certain "speculative" property sales.

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