After studying history, architecture and economics, David Dixon discovered his talent for design by chance and has been following that passion ever since. He’s won numerous awards for his planning and architecture work and has written several books; he co-edited the recently released “Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places.” The book is written for anyone who lives in, works in or cares about the future of real estate in suburban America, he said. More recently, he’s been following his newfound passion, spending time with his 4-year-old grandson, Giacomo.
Flying cars might still be a ways off, but driverless cars are much closer to reality than most consumers realize – and it’s difficult to overstate how much they’re going to impact the economy, perhaps most dramatically real estate.
A Gloucester man is accused by Secretary of State William Galvin’s office of defrauding elderly investors out of more than $1 million.
Marie Presti, broker-owner of The Presti Group in Newton, is officially the 2018 president of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors (GBAR). She was installed in ceremonies held at the Boston-Newton Marriott in Newton last week.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday released its five-year strategic plan, marking a change in enforcement strategy and laying out its mission and strategic objectives under the new administration.
Mortgage delinquencies across the country and in Massachusetts dropped again in November, to some of the lowest rates in a decade.
A 2008 settlement between the National Association of Realtors and the U.S. Department of Justice is set to expire in November, prompting speculation about how the Realtor organization will control access to listing information going forward.
The second largest brokerage firm in the ERA network, HUNT Real Estate ERA, has merged with ERA Key Realty Services, which also ranks in the top 10, significantly expanding the reach of the combined companies.
Zillow Group Inc. posted record earnings of nearly $1.1 billion in 2017 and projects revenue in excess of $1.3 billion in 2018.
MassHousing provided $14.3 million in financing to the nonprofit Fenway Community Development Corporation, for the renovation and preservation of 52 affordable housing units at the Fenway CDC’s Burbank Gardens community in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 200,000 in January and the unemployment
rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
Employment continued to trend up in construction, food services and drinking places,
health care, and manufacturing.
Economics 101 says increasing demand coupled with decreasing supply equals rising prices – and to the surprise of no one, the end of this trend in the Bay State’s real estate market is nowhere in sight. The median sale price in 2017 jumped 5 percent to $365,000, a new record high, according to recently released analysis from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. The number of single-family homes sales dropped 1 percent year over year in the state – a difference of just 102 sales.
After working as a journalist for many years after college, Shel Toplitt left the field to study law, becoming a litigator and university professor. He taught journalism and media law in Greater Boston for two decades before becoming a Realtor last year.
Keller Williams is No. 1 in units and sales volume in the U.S., the company announced yesterday.
The National Fair Housing Alliance and 19 fair housing organizations from across the country today filed a housing discrimination lawsuit in federal district court in Chicago against a number of organizations.
A federal appeals court yesterday ruled that the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional, reversing a 2016 ruling that found the opposite.
Attorney General Maura Healey has secured millions of dollars in relief for hundreds of Massachusetts residents in a settlement with a national mortgage servicer over its failure to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.
President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address is scheduled for tomorrow, but realtor.com tried to steal a little of the President’s thunder by releasing its own ‘State of the Housing Union.’
Freddie Mac’s total mortgage portfolio increased at an annualized rate of 9.0 percent in December 2017. Freddie Mac mortgage-related securities and other mortgage-related guarantees increased at an annualized rate of 9.8 percent in December.
The Changing Patterns report from the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council has for 25 years identified persistent disparities in mortgage loan approvals among diverse applicants.