Residential Real Estate
A majority of Massachusetts residents believe that if the MBTA sharply cuts back on services to balance its budget next year those commuting options will not return after the state’s economy fully reopens, according to a new MassINC poll.
President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort Wednesday and his top Capitol Hill allies cut their demands for a $2 trillion-plus measure by more than half in hopes of breaking a months-long logjam on the issue.
The regional economy continued its plodding recovery during October and into November but persistent uncertainty fogs a cautiously optimistic outlook for the coming months.
Massachusetts homebuyers will continue to face price escalation, Realtor.com predicts.
With a second surge of COVID-19 transmission still underway as the holiday season begins, Gov. Charlie Baker brushed away “rumor-mongering” that the state will soon tighten restrictions but flagged clusters in houses of worship as a growing concern.
Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said he’s largely sticking with a partisan, scaled-back COVID-19 relief bill that has already failed twice this fall, even as Democratic leaders and a bipartisan group of moderates offered concessions in hopes of passing pandemic aid before Congress adjourns for the year.
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?
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?
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.
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.
A Jamaica Plain restaurant supplier’s property is the latest potential proving ground for Boston’s compact living program.
Commercial real estate listings and data giant CoStar waded into the residential real estate space Monday, announcing a $250 million deal to acquire Homesnap.
One of the first official actions Charlie Oppler took as the 2021 president of the National Association of Realtors was to issue a formal apology for the group’s contributions to racial segregation and inequality.
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.
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.
Boston-area landlords are continuing to ramp up concessions in an effort to lure more tenants, but a new nationwide study from Zillow suggests that the sweeteners and discounts could be luring Gen Z renters.
Prosecutors and the National Association of Realtors have reached a settlement in a civil lawsuit filed yesterday that claims several NAR policies aimed at bolstering multiple-listings services against online competition violate federal antitrust laws.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases are not the only pandemic-era numbers on the rise again: total new unemployment claims in Massachusetts last week reached the highest level in more than five months.
The economic problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest sparked by racial injustice shows the need for national politicians to take housing issues seriously, a new report by prominent Harvard University housing scholars says.
The chief economist at the National Association of Realtors is predicting the number of existing homes sold in America 2020 will be higher than last year. But, he said, an even busier housing market is ahead for 2021.