July 29, 2015 | Updated 11:55am

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Jul. 29 Issue

Inside B&T

Fewer Appraisers, Rising Fees

Real estate appraisers say their numbers are dwindling and for a variety of reasons, there are...

Fed Paper Consults Tokenization Stakeholders

Merchants and financial institutions agree that tokenization has the potential to dominate...

BRA Reaches Expiration Date

Disliked by developers and neighborhood activists alike, the Boston Redevelopment Authority just...

SJC Reverses Foreclosure And Sale Of Property

On July 17, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) announced a 4-3 decision that voided...

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Paper Sections


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 Wednesday, Jul. 29 @ 11:55am

Current News

Mass. Home Sales Gain 11.4 Percent, Best June In 10 Years

Bay State single-family home sales shot up 11.4 percent in June, making it the best June for sales since 2005, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Bay State Foreclosure Petitions Increase In May

Foreclosure petitions in the Bay State rose in May, posting a 53 percent increase compared with May 2014, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. This marked the 15th consecutive month of increases in petition filings.

Flex Building In Sharon Sold For $2.9M

Franchi Merchant Street LLP of Natick has acquired a property in Sharon from Legacy Real Estate Ventures of Waltham for $2.9 million.

MassDevelopment Provides $9M For Affordable Pittsfield Apartments

Pittsfield April Lane LLC will use $9 million in MassDevelopment funds for the acquisition and renovation of an apartment complex in Pittsfield.

Wells Fargo Signs 150K SF Financial District Lease

By Steve Adams

Wells Fargo has leased 150,000 square feet at 125 High St. in the Financial District and will begin relocating 775 employees from three locations in downtown Boston and Back Bay late next year.

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Special Section: Women of FIRE 2015

Banker & Tradesman celebrates the 2015 Women of FIRE with a special feature in this week's issue.

April Home Sales Fall In The Bay State

Listen in as Tim Warren, CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the decline in home sales during the month of April.



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Hurry Up And Sell?
Is it worth reducing the asking price on your home to find a buyer more quickly?

70.0%Yes, it’s a fast-paced market.
20.0%No, patience is key in getting the right price from the right buyer.
10.0%Only if it’s a slight loss – never more than 10 percent market value.

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