For some agents, the national listing portals are great marketing tools; for others, a necessary evil; and for yet others, an attempt to pick their pockets. But a new listing platform expected to launch in the third quarter of this year could change the way brokerages and agents interact with those portals.
In his recently released special report, Boston Realtor and real estate writer David Bates analyzes the first 425 sales in Boston’s 442-unit, Millennium Tower from every angle, resulting in a compelling report that shows just how different that project is from any other development in the city.
As is the case at many government institutions, this is time of uncertainty at the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. The very constitutionality of the watchdog organization’s structure has been successfully challenged
The Cambridge City Council unanimously passed an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for Inclusionary Housing Monday night, increasing the amount of affordable housing that will be included in new Cambridge developments to 20 percent of residential floor area in new developments.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition commended U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for introducing the Ending Homelessness Act of 2017 last month. In a statement the group called the bill “a comprehensive plan to ensure the lowest income people and families America have safe, decent and affordable homes.”
There’s a lot going on over at PHH these days. In addition to mounting an expensive – and so far successful – challenge to the constitutionality of the CFPB in federal court, laying off staff, and downsizing and refocusing its business as the result of heavy financial losses, the company announced a major leadership shakeup last week, with hints of more to come.
A recently released analysis of a quarter-century of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data illustrates why Boston hasn’t shaken its reputation for racism.
Jack Enright is a West Roxbury fixture with deep roots in the community. After 30 years of selling real estate as a solo practitioner, he started a team so he could focus on what he does best and let teammates focus on what they do best. These days, he spends a lot of time with developers
In the second quarter of last year, the Census Bureau reported the rate of U.S. homeownership dipped to 62.9 percent, the lowest level since 1965. But by the end of the fourth quarter, the homeownership rate had rebounded to 63.7 percent.
The overall performance of first-lien mortgages continues to improve and the number of loans in delinquency continues to decline, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s most recent quarterly report on mortgages.
President Donald Trump’s recently released “skinny” budget, while a long way from being enacted, is a step in the direction of fulfilling his campaign promises.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Experian and its subsidiaries $3 million for deceiving consumers about the use of credit scores it sold to consumers.
Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard Neal (D-MA) have introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017, designed to strengthen the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program to serve the country’s most vulnerable families.
Low-income senior citizens living at the 70-unit Rolfe House in downtown Lynn will see affordability extended for at least 20 years as a result of $6.5 million in MassHousing financing.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in federal court on Friday, March 17, challenging the constitutionality of the structure of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered Nationstar Mortgage LLC to pay a $1.75 million civil penalty last week for violating the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act by consistently failing to report accurate data about mortgage transactions for 2012 through 2014.
After what is often a long search, condominium buyers know that they’re getting their piece of The American Dream. What they should know – but often don’t – is that living in a condo can be very different
A report released today from CoreLogic, a global property information and analytics firm, concludes that nearly 7.8 million homes were lost nationwide in the decade following the peak of the U.S. foreclosure crisis.
New home mortgage applications were up 2.2 percent in February, compared to February 2016, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Builder Application Survey.
This week Banker & Tradesman looked at which real estate agencies and mortgage lenders did the most business in some of the busier, more expensive Boston suburbs.