There’s nothing virtual about the anxiety over cybersecurity.
The catastrophic theft of 143 million consumers’ personal data from national credit bureau Equifax could cause financial grief for years for homebuyers and mortgage applicants.
The Boston metro region has a lot to recommend it. The economy is thriving, neighborhoods are revitalizing and, despite the natives’ predilection for complaint, the weather isn’t actually that bad.
Industry insiders are speculating that regulators will increase scrutiny of loan servicing departments while investigating fair lending requirements. If that’s true, will your institution be ready?
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are vivid reminders of the implications of the growing threat of severe weather events and the impact of climate change.
After failing to make good on numerous campaign promises including, most dramatically, repealing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration has turned its attention to another touchy subject: tax reform.
Wells Fargo & Co., the controversy-battered big bank, has a new problem – this time directly affecting mortgage applicants.
For a generation that often prefers technology, it looks like some things still remain personal.
New England is known for its quaint towns and historical appeal, but these days civic leaders are being challenged to strike a delicate balance between maintaining their historical charm and meeting the needs of a region facing significant growth.
“Yes to new things! No to consequences!”
On behalf of the 24,000 members of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, I want to extend thanks and appreciation for the Aug. 20 editorial “Help Needed To Hang A Hat.”
Would you welcome the option to buy a house but not have to pay hundreds of dollars for an appraisal?
Murders, suicides, hauntings – all provoke prurient interest in a property that can often morph into a three-ring media circus. If you became the listing agent, would you downplay the media attention to avoid the property becoming more stigmatized or would you capitalize on the free publicity? More importantly, what disclosures would you advise your clients to make?
Have you heard? According to media reports, the Millennials are responsible for the death of pretty much everything. Wine corks, napkins, the American Dream, the beer industry, homeownership – it’s a pretty long list.
Bank investment portfolios are an increasingly important part of balance sheet management. As portfolios have grown by 5.9 percent over the past year, according to the FDIC, they also produce a larger share of earnings.
It can be easy for one generation to transfer blame to another, but the Millennials may be pulling their weight more than Baby Boomers think.
I write frequently in this column about emerging trends in the fields of transportation and mobility. In April and May, I wrote about the emerging trend of the car subscription model.
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
MassHousing launched the nation’s most ambitious state-level initiative specifically aimed at building middle-income affordability because we saw the housing market struggling to respond to the housing needs of Massachusetts’s working families.
If home is where you hang your hat, do you really need a Realtor to help you find the right wall?