Tim Sullivan grew up in Brookline and attended the same schools his children do today. He has spent most of his career working in public service on issues of housing. Now the executive director of MassHousing, he and his team spend their time on creative projects to increase housing opportunities in the state.
In New England and beyond, many people talk about “The Cape” as if Massachusetts only had one.
Citing personal reasons, Andrew Armata announced on his Facebook page yesterday that he is leaving LAER Realty Partners, the firm he cofounded with Stacy Alcorn 12 years ago.
The white-hot Greater Boston real estate market is generating a lot of heat, and a lot of money, but it’s not making everyone feel all warm and fuzzy.
The best quarterly sales pace of the year pushed available housing supply to record lows and caused price appreciation to slightly speed up in the final three months of 2016, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors. The report also revealed that sales prices in over half of measured markets since 2005 are now at or above their previous peak level.
First-time homebuyers are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase a home in Massachusetts as prices and low inventory have significantly increased competition in the market, according to the 2016 Massachusetts Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors.
Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate this week announced the opening of its third office, this one in the town of Needham.
Christopher Brown was born and raised in Worcester. He started selling real estate there at the age of 22, and in the nearly two and half years since then, he’s moved his office out to Westborough, was named CMAR’s 2015 Rookie of the Year, and
Nearly 16 percent of the single-family homes in the commonwealth have not changed owners in 30 years or more, according to data from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.
The average rent in Greater Boston may be declining, but for the typical couple looking to rent a two-bedroom in the city, rents remain among the highest in the country – and they’re still rising. There are signs, however, that they may have reached a plateau.
Amy Mizner had a successful career making television commercials and brought those skills to real estate sales.
Would-be homebuyers with bad credit histories can rehabilitate their credit score and qualify for a mortgage – with effort and the right professional help.
Advocates are concerned a new program designed to replace the Federal Housing Administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program, which expired at the end of last year, is unfair, inconsistent and lacks transparency.
Craig Foley always loved homes and architecture, so when his family’s needs exceeded what his theater career would provide, he became a Realtor. A second, concurrent career in energy procurement and management ignited a new passion for energy efficient homes and his niche
New homebuyers are eschewing the big but generic 3,500-square-foot “McMansions” that seemed to pop up like mushrooms after a rain in the 1990s. First-time homebuyers and downsizers alike are instead looking for more economical and functional spaces – and builders and remodelers are responding to that demand.
Statewide, the MLS inventory of homes for sale hit a 16-year low in late December, according to Anthony Lamacchia, broker/owner of Lamacchia Realty. He said that at just over 14,000, inventory is less than one-third of the almost 45,000 homes on the market during the same week in 2007.
Last Friday, Antonio Ibañez – yes, that Ibañez – spoke out publicly for the first time urging homeowners who have been foreclosed-upon prior to 2014 to file paperwork at their registry to preserve their right to challenge that foreclosure for 20 years by Friday, or lose that right forever.
The year is nearly over, most of the data is in and the results are clear: 2016 was a very good year for Massachusetts’ residential real estate market, improving on 2015, which was also strong.
Susan Condrick has draws on her background in history to sell homes in and around the Belmont/Cambridge market. She pores over the details of a home while she’s walking through, listening to the owners’ stories, and often researching building permits, the local Historical Society and other sources to knit a narrative together. She says the stories help connect prospective buyers to the property for many of the same reasons the sellers originally did. This year, the approach helped her list a couple of large historic Cambridge homes.
Commuting costs are an increasingly important factor to homebuyers nationwide, according to the Home Buyer and Seller profile released this fall by the National Association of