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McConnell Rejects $908B Bipartisan Stimulus Proposal

McConnell Rejects $908B Bipartisan Stimulus Proposal

By The Associated Press | Dec 2, 2020 | Reprints

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.

Could Home Sales Beat 2019’s Tally?

Nov 29, 2020 | Reprints

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?

Many Still Not Aware of Forbearance Options

By Lew Sichelman | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Nov 29, 2020 | Reprints

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.

MAR Launches Mediation Scholarship Program

By Kurt Thompson | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Nov 26, 2020 | Reprints | Unlock Link

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.

Two Housing Subsectors Set to Strengthen 

By Lew Sichelman | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Nov 22, 2020 | Reprints

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.

Congress’ Inaction Threatens the Economy

Nov 22, 2020 | Reprints

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.

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