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.
It looks like Greater Boston’s red hot housing market still has some juice left, but just how much remains to be seen.
If home is where you hang your hat, do you really need a Realtor to help you find the right wall?
Broker and agent commissions are starting to slip in Boston and the trend looks likely to continue.
Let me begin boldly: allowing employees to communicate with consumers via text message during the mortgage origination process is the single most dramatic improvement in customer service that most mortgage departments could hope to accomplish in the short-term.
Migration to inner-ring suburbs – from Boston, Cambridge and Route 128 office parks alike – is generating steady leasing activity and pushing rents to record highs.
Massachusetts lost 200 jobs in July as the state’s unemployment rate slid into line with the national rate at 4.3 percent, the first time unemployment in the state has not been lower than the country overall since 2008.
A Brazilian national was recently indicted in federal court in Boston in connection with using gift cards to withdraw over $6,000 from bank accounts that did not belong to him.
MassHousing has provided $17.6 million in affordable housing financing to the Claremont Cos. for the refinancing of the 200-unit Solemar at South Dartmouth.
A lack of access to providers can pose barriers for people needing behavioral health care, according to industry officials who on Thursday suggested expanding access to telemedicine services.
BayCoast Bank, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and North Shore Bank are among those featured in this week’s roundup.
Fort Point startup CloudHealth Technologies has leased 80,000 square feet at 100 Summer St. in the Financial District to accommodate its rapid workforce growth.
Median home prices in the second quarter eclipsed a record high set in 2016, jumping 6.2 percent year over year as the inventory crunch continues to push property values higher, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Yesterday’s release of meeting minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s July 25-26 meeting garnered plenty of headlines due to the dialogue between FOMC members suggesting a rate increase in December may not be as certain as some had initially thought. But smaller banks were not left out the FOMC’s discussion.
MassDevelopment has issued $22.8 million in tax-exempt bonds for Lutheran Home of Jamaica Plain Inc., a subsidiary of Ascentria Care Alliance Inc. Ascentria used bond proceeds to buy Laurel Ridge Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Berkshire Bank purchased the bonds.
Nineteen companies from across the state have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, awarded annually by MassEcon for their outstanding contributions to the state’s economy.
Team Haverhill and Haverhill Bank are partnering to find a new home for one of the original shoe sculptures created for the Soles of Haverhill project. The shoe, designed by luxury department store Nordstrom, has been on display at the bank’s Lafayette Square branch since 2009. The shoe sculptures salute Haverhill’s celebrated manufacturing history as the Queen Slipper City.
Earlier this week, Gov. Charlie Baker announced $72 million in housing subsidy funds and additional state and federal tax credits to 25 projects in 17 communities for the creation, rehabilitation and preservation of 1,970 housing units across the commonwealth, including 402 units reserved for very low-income families and families making the transition out of homelessness.
Workers at lower-wage companies are less likely to be enrolled in health insurance through their employer than their peers at other businesses, and those who do often have higher premiums and deductibles, according to a new state report.
Following a mild decline last week, the 10-year Treasury yield rose 1 basis point this week. The 30-year mortgage rate similarly remained relatively flat, falling just 1 basis point to 3.89 percent. Mortgage rates are continuing to hold at low levels amidst ongoing economic uncertainty.
- East Boston Savings Bank Plans To Add Two New Branches In Boston
- Strong Demand For New Allston Apartment Units
- Division Of Banks Issues Fines For Unlicensed And Illegal Auto Lending Practices
- WinnCos. Named Development Team For South Boston Complex
- Workforce Housing Project Breaks Ground In Mattapan