There’s good news for mortgage applicants who don’t fit into the precise mold demanded by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: After pulling back at the start of the pandemic in March, other lenders are returning to the market.
Should a high-priced pocket neighborhood be granted veto power over Boston City Hall’s longstanding push to get students out of triple-deckers and into dormitories?
Developers rely on hip eateries and a never-ending flow of new trendy new chains to generate the excitement and foot traffic needed get new projects off the ground. Now restaurants need the industry’s help amid a delivery fee battle.
Most professions restrict the payment of referral fees. But they run rampant, and are somewhat controversial, in real estate.
Developer Charles Zammuto took a DIY approach to his latest venture, combining his artistic hobby with a theater theme at the newly-completed Magoun Square development called 519 on Broadway.
The redevelopment of Suffolk Downs promises to be one of the biggest real estate plays in Boston’s history, but amid a dire shortage of middle-class housing, it also represents a massive missed opportunity.
Sellers who need to bring their kitchens up to date, repair foundation cracks or make other fixes before putting their places on the market might not have to reach into their own pockets to do so.
In Boston, apparently, city officials would rather take the inevitable traffic that will come from Amazon’s push to speed up deliveries while skipping the jobs it would come with.
Add a former get-rich-quick-with-real-estate pitchman on the A&E cable network to the laundry list of realty gurus who have found themselves in the crosshairs of the country’s top consumer watchdog agency.
Her case against Boston Mayor Marty Walsh appears better suited to interviewing to be the executive director of the BPDA, not mayor of one of the nation’s oldest, greatest and most vibrant cities.
Private contractors operate 202,000 units on 80 bases across the country, often with little or no oversight and not-infrequently unhealthy housing.
Vaccine or no vaccine, COVID-19 has set the stage for what are likely to be some big, permanent changes to the real estate market
The number of homeowners seeking mortgage forbearance fell for at least eight straight weeks this summer. But that decline masks a couple of other important trends.
Buying sight-unseen doesn’t mean you have to go into the transaction blindfolded. There are several ways you can protect yourself against the possibility the house you’re after isn’t what you thought it was.
There may be no region of the Bay State in more dire need of affordable housing than Cape Cod. Yet, Truro officials are putting a modest 39-unit project through the ringer.
With mortgage rates falling below 3 percent for the first time in five decades, would-be homebuyers are chomping at the bit to get out there and find new places. But when they finally do jump off the sidelines, they’re likely to find slim pickings.
The national examination of our country’s racist past has sparked growing interest and debate over dusty, decades-old zoning rules suburban communities in the Boston area have thrown up over the years to bar construction of apartments and affordable housing.
Would-be buyers who venture forth over the next several months are likely to find the number of houses for sale so sparse that they’ll end up bidding against each other for the best properties.
Investors in private mortgages are licking their chops over what some see as a pending tidal wave of note sales in the coming months.
The president has exposed an unpleasant truth lurking just beneath the surface – and occasionally right in the open – about decades of resistance in Boston’s suburbs to the construction of new housing.