Residential Real Estate
After studying history, architecture and economics, David Dixon discovered his talent for design by chance and has been following that passion ever since. He’s won numerous awards for his planning and architecture work and has written several books; he co-edited the recently released “Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places.” The book is written for anyone who lives in, works in or cares about the future of real estate in suburban America, he said. More recently, he’s been following his newfound passion, spending time with his 4-year-old grandson, Giacomo.
Could predatory lending practices affecting veterans also be inflating interest rates paid by thousands of unsuspecting homebuyers using FHA loans?
Flying cars might still be a ways off, but driverless cars are much closer to reality than most consumers realize – and it’s difficult to overstate how much they’re going to impact the economy, perhaps most dramatically real estate.
Owners of starter homes across the country are gaining equity faster than other homeowners as demand for entry-level homes continues to grow faster than supply, according to a new report from Zillow.
An affiliate of the Cambridge Housing Authority recently received $13.9 million in financing from MassHousing, allowing the organization to launch an extensive renovation of the Russell Apartments.
In this week’s Community Good Works, Easthampton’s bankESB kicks off its PB&J Drive for the Food Bank of Western Mass., ERA Key Realty recaps its 2017 international charity efforts and Berkshire bank partners with New England Sports Network for to help high-risk youth.
A Gloucester man is accused by Secretary of State William Galvin’s office of defrauding elderly investors out of more than $1 million.
MassHousing has closed on $10.6 million in financing to the East Boston Community Development Corp. for the acquisition, renovation and preservation of 111-unit scattered-site Landfall Community Assoc. properties in East Boston.
Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed Patricia A. McArdle to the MassHousing board of directors. McArdle heads the Law Office of Patricia A. McArdle and Assoc. in Mattapoisett.
Mortgage applications decreased 4.1 percent from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Feb. 9.
A new report has found a record high number of assistance programs – more than 2,500 – are now available for today’s homebuyers, and the programs remained well funded in 2017.
The first-in-the-nation Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness is proving successful.
Marie Presti, broker-owner of The Presti Group in Newton, is officially the 2018 president of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors (GBAR). She was installed in ceremonies held at the Boston-Newton Marriott in Newton last week.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday released its five-year strategic plan, marking a change in enforcement strategy and laying out its mission and strategic objectives under the new administration.
Mortgage delinquencies across the country and in Massachusetts dropped again in November, to some of the lowest rates in a decade.
Just 6 percent of prospective homebuyers would halt their home search if mortgage rates rose above 5 percent, according to a late-2017 survey commissioned by real estate brokerage, Redfin.
Arbella Insurance, Erland Construction and Greylock Federal Credit Union are among the organizations making personnel announcements in this week’s roundup.
Were fears overblown that changes to the federal tax law would trigger plunging home values?
A 2008 settlement between the National Association of Realtors and the U.S. Department of Justice is set to expire in November, prompting speculation about how the Realtor organization will control access to listing information going forward.
The second largest brokerage firm in the ERA network, HUNT Real Estate ERA, has merged with ERA Key Realty Services, which also ranks in the top 10, significantly expanding the reach of the combined companies.
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Residential RE Top
- 38-Unit Apartment Complex Sold for $5.2M
- State's Pay for Success Initiative off to Good Start
- Fidelity Bank Increases Minimum Wage, Gives Out Bonuses as Result of Tax Reform
- Report: Homebuyer Assistance Programs at All-Time High
- At Cost of $935M, South Coast Rail Service Could Begin by 2022