Residential Real Estate
Following a busy quarter that included an acquisition and rebranding of some of its mortgage operations, the parent company of Brockton-based HarborOne Bank reported net income of $2.3 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2018, compared to $2.7 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the same quarter last year.
The robust pace of spending on home renovations and repairs is expected to stay strong over the coming quarters, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
MassHousing has closed on a total of $28.8 million in financing for the creation of a new, 180-unit affordable housing community in Lawrence, where Reed Realty Advisors will turn a section of the former Pacific Mills cotton complex into new mixed-income housing for households with a range of incomes.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday announced the Boston Home Center has been awarded a $190,000 grant for its work on foreclosure prevention.
Paul Ayoub, a partner in the real estate department at the Boston-based law firm Nutter, has been named as the incoming chairman of the board of directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. His tenure begins July 1.
Are you still doing a listing “presentation” where you use slides or do most of the talking? If you want to convert more listing appointments into signed listings, it’s time to shift from doing listing presentations to doing listening consultations.
Americans are awash in record amounts of equity in their homes, posing the question for millions: So what do we do with it?
As the Department of Justice recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the nationwide rollout of an initiative aimed at increasing awareness and reporting of sexual harassment in housing.
The Massachusetts Division of Banks yesterday awarded $1.5 million in grants to fund first-time homeownership counseling programs and foreclosure prevention education centers throughout the commonwealth.
A veteran, a town fire department and the YMCA are all recipients of organizations giving back to their communities in this week’s roundup.
In an era of unceasing horror stories about breaches of sensitive consumer information, here’s some disquieting news for homebuyers: Federal auditors say the popular “tax transcript” program
The Massachusetts Senate voted 31-6 to extend the state’s lodging tax to short-term rentals offered through platforms like Airbnb, in a move senators said would generate $34.5 million in new state revenue and $25.5 million from municipal taxes.
MassHousing has closed on a total of $49.3 million in affordable housing financing to affiliates of Preservation of Affordable Housing and the Madison Park Development Corp. to support the ongoing first phase of the Whittier Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.
MassHousing has closed on $1.6 million in financing to the nonprofit Affordable Housing and Services Collaborative Inc. and Peabody Properties Inc. to support the construction of a new 62-unit, mixed-income development in downtown Haverhill.
After a busy start to the year, HarborOne Bank will streamline its mortgage business by putting all of its operations under one roof.
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors yesterday came out in opposition to a proposed bill by Gov. Charlie Baker that would make the commonwealth the first state to require home sellers to share energy efficiency grades for their houses with potential buyers.
A 184-unit apartment community is scheduled to break ground this spring in the fourth phase of cranberry grower A.D. Makepeace’s 1,200-home Redbrook development in Plymouth.
Sagan Realtors and Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty have merged and will now operate as Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty. The merger strengthens the agency’s presence in Swampscott and Marblehead and further expands its reach across Essex County.
To afford an average home in Massachusetts based on a 30-year mortgage and 10 percent down, one would need to make a salary of $101,320, according to a recent study by HowMuch.net.
The Berkshire Eagle reports Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. has purchased a Revolutionary War-era home on 18 acres in Great Barrington.
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