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Are The Buyers Or Sellers The Better Play?

Are The Buyers Or Sellers The Better Play?

The common play for investors has long been to purchase shares in banks that are prime takeover candidates, hope they get sold and then collect a nice premium. But Sandler O’Neill, a firm that invests in banks in Massachusetts and nationwide, believes there’s a better approach.

Weighed Down By Retail

Weighed Down By Retail

The writing may not be on the wall, but it’s sitting every afternoon on our front porch: a cardboard box waits outside almost daily.

Hot Property: October 16, 2017

Hot Property: October 16, 2017

The benefits of this revitalization will extend beyond the brick and mortar for years to come. Our city has shown tremendous leadership in planning for a strong economic future with collaborative initiatives such as Imagine 2030. As building owners and developers, we must challenge ourselves and do our part, in partnership with the city.

Longest-Tenured MBREA Member Dies

The Association for Valuation Professionals announced today that Paul A. Giroux, MRA, the longest tenured member of the MBREA and a member of the Appraisal Hall of Fame, died at the age of 94 on Wednesday.

Community Good Works

Community Good Works

In this week’s Community Good Works, kids across the commonwealth will get a big boost, thanks to a myriad of organizations donating to schools and child development programs.

AG Healey Warns Providers Against Charging For Opioid Addiction Treatment

Attorney General Maura Healey has sent a letter to doctors who provide addiction treatment services through the state’s Medicaid program, MassHealth, warning them against unlawfully charging people struggling with opioid addiction and vowed to take immediate and aggressive action against those who try to illegally profit off of vulnerable patients in Massachusetts.

Mortgage Rates Jump Up

Mortgage Rates Jump Up

The 30-year mortgage rate increased for a second consecutive week, jumping 6 basis points to 3.91 percent. The 10-year Treasury yield also rose, climbing 4 basis points this week.