Opinion

Portrait of a Borrower

Since their emergence in the late 2000s, alternative lenders have been regarded as the most significant disruption to the lending business in recent memory, excepting the global financial crisis of 2008.

New Initiative Could Help Solve Housing Crisis

Acknowledging the housing affordability crisis in Massachusetts is easy. For decades now, housing growth has slowed, while the commonwealth’s economy has accelerated. New housing construction is now roughly half what it was in the 1980s, and as a result, working families and younger residents struggle to afford to live and work in Massachusetts.

Price Those Listings Right!

Pricing your listings properly at the beginning of the listing period is the most important step to getting your properties under contract. While some of the following strategies are not for the weak of heart, try them – they really do work.

Boston Is Not a ‘World Class’ City

Don’t let the new skyscrapers and booming economy fool you – Boston is not a world-class city, and if the region’s residents and elected officials don’t get their acts together, it never will be.

A Light in the ‘Black Hole’

There is good news coming from Washington for mortgage lending institutions: the CFPB has finalized an amendment to fix what is commonly called the “black hole” problem with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures regulation.