Mortgage Credit Availability Up in July

Mortgage Credit Availability Up in July

Mortgage credit availability increased in July according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association that analyzes data from Ellie Mae’s AllRegs Market Clarity business information tool.

Survey: 315K Not Confident About Making August Rent

Survey: 315K Not Confident About Making August Rent

More than 315,000 Massachusetts tenants have little to no confidence that they will be able to pay rent in August, according to survey data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, a figure that one tenant advocate group said indicates as many as one in three renter households could soon face eviction.

Personnel File

From new VPs to fresh project managers, see who’s been hired, promoted and honored: it’s The Personnel File.

Financial Coaching Will Break Cycle

Minority homeownership rates have grown little since the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968. The answer is to create an AmeriCorps of financial educators who can help homebuyers of color afford homes – and keep them.

Is Boston’s Luxury Boom Over?

Is Boston’s Luxury Boom Over?

For the first time in a generation, the suburbs are hot and the downtown Boston condo market is not, with unsold units piling up and the median sale price dropping. Is it simple caution caused by economic upheaval, or something more?

White House, Senate GOP Try Again on New Virus Relief Bill

White House, Senate GOP Try Again on New Virus Relief Bill

Suggesting a narrower pandemic relief package may be all that’s possible, the White House still pushed ahead with Monday’s planned rollout of the Senate Republicans’ $1 trillion effort as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi assailed the GOP “disarray” as time-wasting during the crisis.