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The lowdown on Title 5 and #mortgages #ClosingAttorney

February 19th, 2019 | Boston Agent

At this time of year, many buyers are staying indoors and surfing websites for homes with attractive style, fresh upgrades and open floor plans. When investing in any property, these and many other practical and structural considerations are huge factors in making a smart purchase. For Bostonians as well as many city- and town-dwellers, a […]

Proposal for Fannie Freddie reform

February 18th, 2019 | Boston Agent

NAR releases proposal for Fannie, Freddie reform Amid new leadership and a pending class-action lawsuit, big changes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appear to be close at hand. The question now for U.S. lawmakers and stakeholders in the mortgage industry is how to carry out reforms to these two vital institutions — which are […]

#Massachusetts #GovernorBaker budget proposes #RealEstateTax hike #HomeOwners

February 1st, 2019 | Boston Agent

Gov. Baker’s budget proposes real estate tax hike Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released his administration’s state budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, and it is already drawing critiques from real estate advocates. In one of the many changes to state finances included in the proposed $42.7 billion budget, the governor’s office seeks to increase […]

Pending #RealEstateSales rise locally after interest rate volatility #Mortgage #ClosingAttorney

January 28th, 2019 | Boston Agent

Mortgage interest rates found themselves in freefall last month after climbing gradually throughout the year. For that reason, home sales in Boston and the rest of the U.S. failed to post significant gains in the final month of 2018. However, because home sales typically take around one month to close, there are signs that buyers […]

What #Massachusetts #homebuyers and #HomeSellers look for in a #RealEstateAgent and home #ClosingAttorney

January 26th, 2019 | Boston Agent

What MA homebuyers and sellers look for in an agent, and a home The Massachusetts Association of Realtors released a report detailing the demographics of homebuyers and sellers in the state over the last year. Released in conjunction with the National Association of Realtors’ buyer and seller profile covering the entire U.S. market, the MAR […]

#BostonRealEstate Power station plans year-end records

January 22nd, 2019 | Boston Agent

This Week in Boston Real Estate: Power station plans, year-end records and more Plans to redevelop the site of a decommissioned South Boston power plant into more than 1,000 new apartments and condos may have hit a snag. The Boston Herald reported Jan. 15 that the Conservation Law Foundation is petitioning the Massachusetts Port Authority […]

#Housing and the #Economy #RealEstate #Housing

January 8th, 2019 | Boston Agent

Cover story: Housing and the Economy The start of a new calendar year is welcomed with parties, well-wishing and an eye toward new beginnings. But in the business and finance world, most people rang in 2019 fixated on endings. The business cycle, the bull market, home sales, price growth — so many economic indicators and […]

20 percent down payments are rare in many cities #Mortgage #HomeBuyers #RealEstate #ClosingAttorney #Boston

December 23rd, 2018 | Boston Agent

20 percent down payments are rare in many cities Saving for a down payment remains among the biggest hurdles to homeownership, especially for young or first-time buyers. But more data released recently shows that down payment expectations are changing, including the long-held 20 percent standard. A recent report from Zillow estimated that across the U.S., […]

#RealEstate Best days to close on new home #ClosingAttorney #Massachusetts #Hingham

December 20th, 2018 | Boston Agent

Real Estate in Brief: Best days to close, new renter data and more The holiday season is all about finding the best deals on gifts for friends and family, but it may also be one of the best times to find a bargain on the biggest purchase most of us will ever make. According to […]

#FreddieMac warns #HousingSupply problem is compounding #RealEstate

December 20th, 2018 | Boston Agent

Freddie Mac warns housing supply problem is compounding One of the biggest threats to the U.S. real estate market next year will be a familiar one, according to Freddie Mac economists: a lack of inventory due to sluggish building activity. In its latest Insight Report, Freddie Mac put that oft-repeated statement into new perspective. Assuming […]

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