While 2020 has been downright disastrous in so many ways, it has truly excelled at delivering a bumper crop of big, fast juicy gobblers to skewer, from doomed projects to idiotic proposals.
For years, Massachusetts has been renowned as the best place in the world for the life sciences. To keep it that way, we must foster the growth of mini-biotech clusters statewide.
Even without noting that Massachusetts is in the middle of the worst pandemic in 100 years, the pace of home sales has been nothing short of remarkable. Could it be possible that home sales will beat last year’s tallies?
You can’t swing by someone’s office on Zoom. On a more basic level, human beings need personal interaction and crave personal connection.
As we head into the end of 2020 and plan for 2021, where can you market your business to obtain the highest return for your time and money?
The fallout from the current health crisis continues to affect Greater Boston’s office market, with fundamentals wavering further during the third quarter of 2020.
The Massachusetts security deposit statute imposes numerous restrictions on landlords who require security deposits from residential tenants. Noncompliance can be costly to landlords.
Despite lifelines thrown their way by Congress, the Urban Institute counts roughly 400,000 homeowners who are delinquent on their mortgages, but who have failed to take advantage of any payment forbearance programs.
There remains plenty of capital for real estate ventures and funds are being raised, but investors are selective on where that capital is being placed.
The urban core has been hit the hardest as renter traffic has been at its lowest and deliveries of new construction at an all-time high, while the suburbs have benefited from stronger occupancy and some rent growth throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who’re you going to listen to, Charlie? Me or him?
Inspired by the work of Attorney General Maura Healey’s office offering mediation of housing disputes during the pandemic, MAR has worked to develop ways to offer the services of trained Realtor mediators to assist in these efforts.
Developing new products with CDFIs and other nontraditional financial institutions will limit risk to banks and open doors to new customer bases in a responsible way.
Two relatively small housing submarkets are starting to show signs of strengthening. One of those markets: renters looking for more space, both inside and out. The other: people looking to get away from it all, if only for a few weeks.
An attempt to help service workers? Don’t make me laugh. In truth, the idea is an attempt to shield lenders from liability for their investment decisions as the pandemic rocks the real estate world.
A specter is haunting America. It’s not the animating spirit of a certain German’s fever dreams, but one that still sends chills down the spine of many of the nation’s top capitalists: a lack of government economic aid.
Until now, United States bank regulators have not been vocal about climate change as a financial risk. This may be changing. In recent remarks and reports, the Federal Reserve Board signaled that climate change is a financial stability and supervisory risk.
There’s probably only one vote in favor of celebrating what’s going to be a very quiet, lonely Thanksgiving.
A federal eviction moratorium still applies to Massachusetts residential real estate, but now that the different state moratorium is over, what do we know about the impact of such a policy? At first glance, it looks to have been unnecessary or even harmful.
Housing prices are rising so fast around the country – “too fast,” as the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors said recently – that they are all but obliterating any gains buyers are seeing from record-low interest rates.