Opinion

Are No-Verification Loans Making A Comeback?

Are No-Verification Loans Making A Comeback?

Interest is stirring over the topic of no-income verification loans – sometimes called “liar” loans. Some in the industry blame them for the last mortgage crisis. Are they making a comeback, despite the Dodd-Frank Act’s regulatory changes?

The Hidden Potential Of Forgotten Spaces

The Hidden Potential Of Forgotten Spaces

When the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) turned its attention toward enhancing parcels beneath the I-93 highway in Boston, it discovered a transformational opportunity hiding in plain sight.

Housing Bond Bills Aim To Add $1.3B To State Programs

Housing Bond Bills Aim To Add $1.3B To State Programs

Massachusetts is a national leader in affordable housing by creating a system that provides reliable capital funds to affordable housing developers and because of leadership that consistently supports it. Current legislative proposals aim to recapitalize these programs through the introduction of new housing bond bills that seek over $1.3 billion in additional capital authorization for affordable housing.

40B: Why Is This So Hard?

As it approaches its 50th anniversary, the original framers of Chapter 40B, Massachusetts’ affordable housing development statute, must be shaking their heads in disappointment – or, given how very long it has taken to get to this point, rolling over in their graves.

The Biggest Small Town

Boston is in many ways just a very large small town, with all the intrigue and gossip that abounds in such areas – though it does tend to lack the fences that make for both good neighbors and good conversations.

Millennials Rise

It’s tough out there for a 25-year-old. Boston is in a many ways a wonderful city with a lot to recommend it – which may be why it has the highest concentration of Millennials of the 25 largest cities in the U.S.

Savvy Agents Save Clients Money

Savvy Agents Save Clients Money

Whether your clients are first-time buyers, homeowners listing their property in a red-hot market or global buyers transacting in the U.S., are you able to articulate how you can help them save money on their real estate transaction?