Residential Real Estate
Secretary of State William Galvin charged a Milton man with defrauding investors – many of whom were friends and acquaintances – by convincing them to loan him money in fraudulent house-flipping schemes.
The number of first-time home buyers has declined in 2017 and so has the percentage of their down payments.
Next year’s housing market is will largely be defined by continued demand for homeownership, tax reform’s effect on affordability and low inventory, according to Redfin’s predictions for 2018.
The Baker administration announced a comprehensive new initiative to substantially increase housing production across the commonwealth yesterday.
Nationally, 5 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due including those in foreclosure) in September 2017, according to a recent CoreLogic report.
Mortgage applications increased 4.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Dec. 1, 2017.
Adrianne Hanley was a professional figure skater, then an interior designer, before becoming a real estate agent a few years ago. Originally from South Africa, she became a U.S. citizen in November. She began her career on the South Shore, but is now branching out into the city
Do we have to let our already messed up real estate market get as crazy as California’s before we take action? That should be the question here in Massachusetts – and in particular on Beacon Hill – following the passage of a sweeping housing reform bill out on the Left Coast.
Whether you already own a home or are thinking of purchasing, the new tax legislation pending before Congress poses serious questions: Am I going to get smacked with punitive new taxes?
As single-family home values continue to soar across the commonwealth, homeowners are quickly building equity and borrowing against it.
“We also have medical bills to pay off . . . want to buy shares of my left kidney? You’ll get dibs if your renal system ever goes pear-shaped.”
U.S. homeowners with mortgages – roughly 63 percent of all homeowners – have collectively seen their equity increase 11.8 percent year over year a gain of $870.6 billion since the third quarter of 2016, according to a new home equity analysis from CoreLogic.
Real estate technology and brokerage Compass will receive an investment of $450 million from SoftBank’s Vision Fund, the largest real estate technology investment in U.S. history.
Redfin reports a slight gain in gender diversity and modest gains in racial diversity in 2017, the company said in its recently released annual diversity report.
The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index increased 2.6 points in November to 87.8, once again nearing its all-time high from September, according to Fannie Mae.
Foreclosure petitions in October were down 53.3 percent compared to a year earlier, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.
Concrete containing the mineral pyrrhotite from the now-defunct JJ Mottes concrete company in Connecticut has been known to be the source of crumbling foundations in as many as 34,000 homes in that state for years.
MassHousing has honored the top originators of first mortgage loans from 27 of the agency’s lending partners for providing home loans for low- and moderate-income Massachusetts residents.
Boston rents declined 1 percent over the month of November, but are up 1.3 percent in comparison to the same time last year, according to a new report from Apartment List.
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