Residential Real Estate
Mortgage applications and refinancing activity soared at the end of March as mortgage rates continued to fall, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 29, 2019.
The Trump plan is a big wet kiss for Wall Street, which can’t wait to recapitalize the two mortgage giants, but not so much for taxpayers who, whatever promises are made, will surely end up on the hook again someday should things go south.
Over the last few years, Lynn and other Gateway Cities have been on an upward trajectory, with arts and other investments in their downtowns. And their value proposition isn’t going unnoticed by hopeful homebuyers of many stripes.
New underwriting standards at the Federal Housing Administration fueled by worries over declining loan quality are threatening to restrict access to FHA loans for riskier borrowers across the country. Local lenders say new products from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may have contributed to the situation.
When there is not enough housing that is “Big A” affordable and not enough housing that is “little a” affordable, then Massachusetts’ long-term success is at risk.
Who is ultimately responsible for ensuring buildings are prepared for climate change? That’s the question facing design professionals and other decision makers, in the aftermath of extreme weather and in light of increasingly public information on the foreseeability of climate risks.
Here’s some good news for anyone whose credit scores aren’t quite as high as they’d like them to be: Three new financial tools have come to market – or soon will be available – that could give your scores a shot of adrenaline when you need it most.
The Massachusetts real estate market is poised for another seller’s market across large swaths of the state this spring – as long as sellers keep their expectations in check and don’t ask for overly high prices, market-watchers say.
Weston Realtor Kathryn Alphas-Richlen has been named the top agent out of Coldwell Banker’s 4,000 agents in New England for her 2018 sales accomplishments
Following renovation of the 1920s nursing home and construction of a new building, a Jamaica Plain apartment complex has begun leasing 149 units and announced its price structure.
Despite increased state investment, the amount of housing available to low-income renters across Massachusetts has declined in recent years, further squeezing an already-tight market, according to a new report.
Associated Industries of Massachusetts, in releasing its monthly index readings on Tuesday, said signs of a “cyclical global slowdown” and labor force constraints were behind a 0.3 percent drop in its business confidence index
As the city of Medford considers rezoning Mystic Avenue, one developer isn’t waiting for a final decision before proposing a large-scale multifamily project.
Industry groups around the country marked Equal Pay Day on Tuesday to call attention to the gap between women’s earnings and men’s earnings, particularly in the banking and real estate fields.
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and others in the Baker administration to continue to try to build public support for a proposal to make housing-friendly zoning easier to pass. The legislature’s timeline for considering the measure, however, remains unclear.
A 145-unit apartment complex called BLVD at Revere Beach will include a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units with 5,800 square feet of resident amenities.
Home inspectors and those wanting to become home inspectors now have a new source for training.
The MBTA has a developing employee shortage, unable to replace as many as 500 employees who have departed since 2015.
Some North Shore commuters are scrambling to find a new way to get to work in Boston after a company that has provided commuter bus service for decades announced that it will make its last trip later this month.
One of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers will pay $2 million in restitution to resolve allegations that it violated state law and committed unfair and deceptive practices by charging Massachusetts homeowners for overpriced force-placed insurance policies and other unnecessary fees.