January 25, 2015 | Updated 3:00am

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Jan. 25 Issue

Inside B&T

Putting Aside Olympic Dreams

Our beloved Bay State’s feckless elites are obsessed with chasing their latest shiny bauble,...

SJC Ruling Deals Blow To Local Laws On Foreclosure

A recent decision by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has dealt a blow to local...

Bullish On Boston

Riaz Cassum helps investors find opportunities in Greater Boston’s sought-after commercial...

Laying The Foundation In 2015

For tech companies with large space requirements that need to tap into the brainpower of East...

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Total Absorption

Using Home Prices To Predict The Pats' Chances

While most Las Vegas oddmakers have the Seattle Seahawks as slight favorites to win Super Bowl XLIX Feb. 1 in Phoenix, along comes mortgage site HSH.com with some data indicating that Bill Belichick’s charges have the upper hand.

Weighted Assets

Online College Is Taking Women’s Education To The Next Level

ICYMI, this week's issue of B&T features a special section on continuing education programs for bankers. And in the process of researching that article, I got to learn about a really awesome college not included in the paper, The American Women's College.

Housing Scene

Get out of court free card

Have lenders discovered new way around judicial foreclosure?

Updated Friday, Jan. 23 @ 12:27pm

Current News

Mass. Foreclosure Petition Activity Spikes In November

Foreclosure petition activity in the Bay State posted big gains in November, climbing up by 150.0 percent year-over-year, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Community Good Works

Florence Bank, The Furniture Trust, Sun Life Financial and more are featured in our weekly roundup of organizations giving back to their communities.

Zillow: Boston Low-End Homes Begin To Gain Equity In 2014

Owners of the country's lowest-valued homes emerged from 2014 in a stronger position than previous years, with median home values nationwide in the least expensive tier up 6.8 percent year-over-year, according to a new report from real estate portal Zillow.

Organizers Release New Details On Boston Olympic Bid

By Steve Adams

Sites from Foxborough to Lowell would be used to host Olympic venues if Boston gets the nod as host city for the 2024 Olympic summer games, according to materials released Wednesday by the Boston 2024 committee.

Century Raises Profits In 2014

Century Bancorp boosted profits last year, increasing net income 9 percent to $21.9 million for the year ended Dec. 31.

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Mass. Single-Family Home Sales Increase In Oct.

Tune in as Tim Warren, CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the October real estate activity in the Bay State.

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Tech Trouble?
Could MA’s expensive housing damage its future as a tech and innovation hub?

  • Yes, we are already losing our standing as innovators take jobs in cheaper metros.
  • If we continue down our current path, this could be an issue in the future.
  • No, our top universities and established tech. community will keep the top talent in the Bay State.

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