The saying goes that if you want fewer cars and traffic jams on the roads, all you need is a recession.
The Women of FIRE, distinguished women in finance, real estate and insurance, have been announced!
This issue of Banker & Tradesman contains the profiles of the eighth annual Women of FIRE award winners.
A pair of smug NPR commentators recently took the Trump Administration’s cabinet chiefs to task for their lack of relevant experience.
Whether it’s the time it takes to generate a lead, convert a lead, take a listing, show buyers property or close a sale, every aspect of the real estate business has a different cycle time.
Three weeks ago, in a span of 48 hours, the future vision for transportation in Massachusetts changed dramatically.
In a move with potentially significant implications for consumers, realty agents and lenders, the Trump administration has decided not to take legal action against online realty giant Zillow for alleged violations of federal anti-kickback and deceptive-practices rules.
Since at least 1940, parties to construction contracts have been held to high standard of showing “complete and strict performance of all [of the construction contract’s] terms.” This has historically turned otherwise straightforward disputes over payment into battles where the parties could point to any performance failure as a basis to avoid liability.
It’s a problem that has long plagued the lending and real estate industry: how to get more Millennials into the market?
Residents and vendors are finding new ways to enjoy the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
When it comes to the latest politically charged battle over development on Boston’s waterfront, as the immortal Yogi Berra once said, “it’s déjà vu all over again.”
If you’ve got it, don’t piggybank it – borrow against it.
I wonder if Scott Van Voorhis (“North-South Rail Link Reminiscent of the Big Dig”) attended MassDot’s meeting on June 21 at which they presented the findings of a feasibility study of the North-South Rail Link.
It’s clear to see the benefits for Massachusetts when the state invests in community development – thousands of affordable housing units are created, child care facilities are upgraded and seniors gain an opportunity to age in place.
According to a recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision on legal eviction procedures, Rental Property Management Services v. Hatcher, it is unlawful for a property manager or non-lawyer to prosecute a “summary process” (eviction) action on behalf of a property owner or lessor.
We’ll believe progress on the MBTA when we see it.
A little over 100 years ago, Model T cars began rolling off assembly lines, and, though he didn’t invent the process, Henry Ford is often credited with mass production that made cars more affordable – to address a need.
The median pending sale price for a single-family home statewide in May rose over $400,000 for the first time this year, and the third time in the last 12 months, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported early this month.
So you think things don’t get rough in real estate and feathers don’t fly when agents’ commission money is at stake?
Hidden beneath the $1.5 trillion of tax cuts that was signed into law in December 2017 is a tiny kernel of economic opportunity.
This Week’s Poll
- Two Banks in Southeastern MA to Merge
- Linear Retail Acquires Newton Retail Portfolio
- Former State Street Executive Sentenced for Secret Trading Commissions Scheme
- Investors Take the Long View
- Belmont Savings Provides Financing for Country Club Renovation