May 25, 2015 | Updated 3:00am

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May. 24 Issue

Inside B&T

Condo, Single-Family Prices Converge

A shift in condo prices may be the first sign of a long-term change in what types of housing are...

Too Many Condos, Not Enough Office Space

Maybe all our hardworking developers should have built few more office towers to go along with...

As Restaurant Sales Climb, So Do Financing Opportunities

A rising tide lifts all boats, the old adage goes, and as consumers move away from brown-bagging...

Gaining The Upper Hand

Mega-bankruptcy cases like Circuit City, Borders and Blockbuster that shuttered thousands of...

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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 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, May. 22 @ 12:38pm

Current News

Bay State Foreclosure Petitions Increase In March

Foreclosure petitions in the Bay State continued to climb in March, posting a 68 percent increase compared with March 2014, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. This marked the 13th consecutive month of increases in petition filings. Petitions mark the first step in the foreclosure process.

March Bay State Home Sales See Slight Increase

Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose slightly in March, marking the second time sales have increased in 2015, according to a new report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Community Good Works

Belmont Savings Bank, The Hamilton Co., the Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors and more are highlighted in our weekly roundup of organizations giving back to their communities.

Brickman Acquires 186 Lincoln St. For $20.6M

New York-based private equity firm Brickman has acquired 186 Lincoln St. in Boston from Morris & Morse Co. of Boston for $20.65 million.

Samuels’ Spec Office Development In Fenway Lands First Tenant

By Steve Adams

Boston-based Samuels & Assoc. has landed its first office tenant at the Van Ness, its 550,000-square-foot mixed-use project rising at 1325 Boylston St. in Boston's Fenway neighborhood.

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Banking & Lending

Midyear Mortgage Update & Conference

This June, The Warren Group will host its Midyear Mortgage Update & Conference, featuring a recap of the first 6 months of 2015, and forecasts for the months to come.

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HarborOne Bank is committed to smart, strategic growth as a key commercial lender in the region.

Bay State Single-Family Home Sales, Prices Climb In February

Listen in as Cassidy Murphy, editorial director, discusses real estate activity in February.



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Time To Build?
Does downtown Boston need more office space?

  • Yes, vacancy rates are dropping and rents are jumping; it’s time to build before there’s a big i
  • No, office demand may be high now, but who knows what will happen with the market in the future.
  • I don’t want to hear talk about building anything but middle-class housing.

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