Residential Real Estate
Sellers who can’t decide whether to move into their next homes while their current ones remain unsold should consider this: According to a new analysis, empty houses remain on the market longer, and sell for less, than those that are still occupied.
Local banks and national nonbank lenders have capitalized on new conditions in Greater Boston’s supply-constrained and super-charged housing market, beating out big banks for mortgage marketshare in the decade since the subprime mortgage crisis.
If a high school headmaster can be chosen to lead a prominent community bank, Massachusetts companies have few excuses for not having a better record on workplace diversity.
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors said in a statement released Monday it will formally oppose Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to increase real estate transfer taxes by 50 percent in order to fund climate change resiliency projects.
State and local leaders gathered just north of New Bedford in Freetown to celebrate the start of construction on the first phase of the South Coast Rail expansion project.
The new tax on short-term rentals in Massachusetts kicked in on Monday, part of a 2018 law regulating lodging offered through platforms like Airbnb.
The recently retired CEO of Freddie Mac is headed back to his alma mater for the next step in his career.
With lead financing from Rockland Trust Co., a Quincy-based nonprofit has broken ground on a 100-percent affordable housing project in Brockton.
Median home prices in the second quarter of 2019 were not affordable for average wage earners in 74 percent of U.S. counties.
Somerville-based Greentown Labs has announced the most recent batch of green building startups for a new accelerator program created in partnership with construction giant Saint-Gobain.
Congratulations to Beverly Fulkerson of Osgood, Indiana, who was the winner of a Montana mountain retreat in this year’s HGTV Dream Home Giveaway. Here’s hoping she gets to keep the place.
Cheryl Malandrinos of Real Living Realty Professionals in Wilbraham was named the 2019 Realtor of the Year by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley
Baystate Financial Baystate Financial raised $300,000 at its 20th Annual Baystate Foundation Charity Golf Classic held at The International Golf Club in Bolton on June 11. HarborOne Bank Brockton-based HarborOne Bank awarded two prizes totaling $15,000 to two small...
The median sale price for both single-family home and condominiums rose last month on a year-over-year basis, setting records in the process, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.
A new report assessing the state of Greater Boston’s housing market finds that the region is making little progress in changing the region’s long-standing trends in racial segregation.
Through a down payment grant program, BofA will give eligible homebuyers 3 percent of the home purchase price or up to $10,000. In Massachusetts, the year to date median single-family home sale price is $385,000.
A 73-unit apartment complex developed by Boston-based Berkeley Investments in Jamaica Plain has begun leasing and announced its rent structure.
Architects, bankers, builders developers and real estate agents all made big career moves in recent weeks. See who’s been promoted and hired in this week’s Personnel File.
Last week, Google announced to some acclaim it would spend $1 billion to build 15,000 market-rate and 5,000 affordable homes in the housing-starved San Francisco Bay area. Before any like-minded Massachusetts actors get a similar idea, we suggest a better use of that money would be helping efforts to modernize our mass transit and suburban zoning laws.
When I worked in Southern California, it was common for luxury agents and their clients to use the services of a feng shui expert to assist in staging a listing or to help them locate the best property to purchase.