August 20, 2014 | Updated 12:32pm

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Aug. 20 Issue

Inside B&T

New Mortgage Rules Depressing Approval Rates

New rules aimed at forestalling another foreclosure crisis are already depressing approval rates...

New Real Estate Cycle

Just as the Big Dig opened up new areas of downtown Boston to development and the Silver Line...

A Tale Of Two Islands

While they are both resort islands off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket and Martha’s...

Climbing Back From The Bottom

The refinance market is far from dead, but lenders looking to make a profit off the...

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Total Absorption

Where Innovation Goes, Food Trucks Follow

Food trucks have arrived at the Innovation and Design Building in the Boston Marine Industrial Park as owner Jamestown upgrades amenities for the 1.4 million-square-foot complex’s tenants.

Weighted Assets

Echoes of HarborOne? Not so fast…

If you have anything to do with banking in Massachusetts, maybe you thought of the bank formerly known as HarborOne Credit Union when you caught this little tidbit this morning, courtesy of Credit Union Times...

Housing Scene

Robosigning Woes Alive and Well In the Bay State?

A new case from the Appeals Court suggests some old ghosts have not yet been exorcised....

Updated Wednesday, Aug. 20 @ 12:26pm

Current News

Massachusetts Single-Family Home Sales Post Modest Increase In June

Massachusetts single-family home sales increased in June, marking the first time sales have posted a year-over-year increase since January 2014, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Harbor Towers Residences Engage Architect For Input On Chiofaro Project

The trustees of Harbor Towers have engaged George Thrush, professor and director of the School of Architecture at Northeastern University, for advice on proposed redevelopment plans for the Harbor Garage.

GE Healthcare Announces Move To Marlborough

By Steve Adams

GE Healthcare Life Sciences will open a 160,000-square-foot facility at 200 Forest St. in Marlborough next spring to serve as its new U.S. headquarters.

NAR Wants Feds To Block Zillow, Trulia Merger

The National Association of Realtors has requested that the Federal Trade Commission block the merger of rival internet housing search giants Zillow and Trulia, the New York Post is reporting.

Beverly Bank Depositors Shoot Down Conversion Plans

By Laura Alix

A majority of depositors voted to approve Beverly Bank's plan to convert to a public institution, but the bank did not quite win the two-thirds approval it needed to push forward with its plan.

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Credit Union Heroes

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Bay State Single-Family Home Sales Post Modest Increase In June

Tune in as Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the June real estate activity in the Bay State.

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Are kickback violations a big problem for the housing industry?

57.1%Yes, I’ve never dealt with it, but I know of people who have.
28.6%I don’t believe so.
14.3%Yes! In fact, I have personal experience with this!

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