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Homebuilder hopes improve on rate outlook
Blog 1 day ago
Homebuilder hopes improve on rate outlook

U. S. homebuilders haven't seen quite the same gains as the broader real estate market in recent years, but signs are beginning to point in the...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: Traffic, team players and more
Blog 6 days ago
This Week in Boston Real Estate: Traffic, team players and more

Boston traffic: It’s the worst It seems like residents in almost every major city make a point of complaining about local traffic congestion. But...

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NAR releases proposal for Fannie, Freddie reform
Blog 1 week ago
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...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: Carbon-neutral plans, T fares and more
Blog 2 weeks ago
This Week in Boston Real Estate: Carbon-neutral plans, T fares and more

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has set plans in motion for the city to be carbon-neutral by 2050. In other words, any greenhouse gas emissions from power...

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Pending sales rise locally after interest rate volatility
Blog 4 weeks ago
Pending sales rise locally after interest rate volatility

Mortgage interest rates found themselves in freefall last month after climbing gradually throughout the year. For that reason, home sales in Boston...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: Power station plans, year-end records and more
Blog 1 month ago
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...

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Real Estate in Brief: Shutdown studies, interest rate insights and more
Blog 1 month ago
Real Estate in Brief: Shutdown studies, interest rate insights and more

The partial shutdown of the federal government is entering its 20th day, and reports of its myriad ripple effects continue to surface. The latest...

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Real Estate in Brief: Condos in Queens, mortgage bets succeed and more
Blog 1 month ago
Real Estate in Brief: Condos in Queens, mortgage bets succeed and more

Several cities that were widely favored, but ultimately passed up, during Amazon’s highly publicized search for its second headquarters experienced...

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Freddie Mac warns housing supply problem is compounding
Blog 2 months ago
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...

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Real Estate in Brief: HQ2 listings, short-term rentals for brokers and more
Blog 2 months ago
Real Estate in Brief: HQ2 listings, short-term rentals for brokers and more

Real estate website MyHQHome.com plans to launch in January, taking advantage of the Amazon HQ2 real estate gold rush. Several brokerages have...

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With inventory growing, condo prices fall in some Boston markets
Blog 2 months ago
With inventory growing, condo prices fall in some Boston markets

A market analysis released last month by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential found that condo prices in some of Boston’s most...

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Why competition for real estate talent is increasing
Blog 2 months ago
Why competition for real estate talent is increasing

On average, American workers aren’t in love with their jobs. In a survey released prior to Labor Day this year, researchers from The Conference...

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Oct. pending home sales complicate short-term housing outlook
Blog 2 months ago
Oct. pending home sales complicate short-term housing outlook

The latest report on pending home sales recorded in October, released today by the National Association of Realtors, showed more signs of a short...

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October home building activity sends mixed signals
Blog 3 months ago
October home building activity sends mixed signals

The most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on home construction activity sent mixed...

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Feds to monitor all-cash deals in Suffolk, Middlesex counties
Blog 3 months ago
Feds to monitor all-cash deals in Suffolk, Middlesex counties

A U.S. Treasury Department initiative to curtail money laundering through all-cash real estate transactions will expand to all applicable home and...

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This Week in Real Estate: Airbnb sues Boston, Mayor Walsh releases affordable housing inventory and more
Blog 3 months ago
This Week in Real Estate: Airbnb sues Boston, Mayor Walsh releases affordable housing inventory and more

Airbnb filed a lawsuit against the city of Boston over new short-term rental laws and is asking a judge to block the rules that take effect Jan. 1....

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Real Estate in Brief: Amazon HQ2 split, baby boomers are retiring with more debt and less savings and more
Blog 3 months ago
Real Estate in Brief: Amazon HQ2 split, baby boomers are retiring with more debt and less savings and more

Amazon announced that Long Island, New York and Washington D.C., Virginia will be the new locations of its second headquarters, ending the year...

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Post-9/11 veterans struggle with housing affordability
Blog 3 months ago
Post-9/11 veterans struggle with housing affordability

With more than 20 million U.S. military veterans in the United States today, it’s important to recognize the specific challenges that they face...

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Agent Snapshot: Aileen Buckley, Sales and Rental Specialist, The Galvin Group
Blog 3 months ago
Agent Snapshot: Aileen Buckley, Sales and Rental Specialist, The Galvin Group

Name: Aileen Buckley Job Title: Sales and Rental Specialist Company: The Galvin Group, Dorchester MA What was your first job in the realty industry...

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This Week in Real Estate: Bostonians live within their means, income restricted housing and more
Blog 3 months ago
This Week in Real Estate: Bostonians live within their means, income restricted housing and more

It isn’t new to hear about the newest ways Americans are trying to stretch their dollars. A recent survey released by CareerBuilder shows many...

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Real Estate in Brief: Moms are moving to more affordable markets, rent hits new highs and more
Blog 3 months ago
Real Estate in Brief: Moms are moving to more affordable markets, rent hits new highs and more

A new Zillow analysis found that women with a newborn searched for homes in a market where houses cost $11,500 less than their previous market,...

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Real estate community welcomes new Congress after 2018 midterms
Blog 3 months ago
Real estate community welcomes new Congress after 2018 midterms

With the midterm elections resulting in a split Congress, many national housing and finance organizations expressed cautious optimism for the...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: South Station tower developer granted six months for negotiations and more
Blog 3 months ago
This Week in Boston Real Estate: South Station tower developer granted six months for negotiations and more

Hines, the Houston-based development firm that has been trying to establish a major complex on top of South Station, has been granted an additional...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: Boston buyers aren’t spooked, local award-winners and more
Blog 3 months ago
This Week in Boston Real Estate: Boston buyers aren’t spooked, local award-winners and more

Cemeteries don’t scare off Bostonians apparently, as nearly 30 percent of Cambridge and Boston homes are within a half-mile of one. According to a...

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How much will rising rates cost homeowners?
Blog 4 months ago
How much will rising rates cost homeowners?

Recent reports of a sluggish housing market have put at least some of the blame on rising interest rates. Over the last 12 months, the interest...

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Study: Higher property values influence homeowner voter participation
Blog 4 months ago
Study: Higher property values influence homeowner voter participation

A recent study from two members of Stanford University’s political science department finds a strong positive relationship between voter turnout...

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This Week in Boston Real Estate: Expensive cities, a hot condo market and more
Blog 4 months ago
This Week in Boston Real Estate: Expensive cities, a hot condo market and more

Boston has long held a reputation as one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. according to real estate prices and local cost of living. A new...

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Homeownership a higher priority for millennials than travel, marriage, children
Blog 4 months ago
Homeownership a higher priority for millennials than travel, marriage, children

Homeownership is the biggest priority for millennials, according to the latest Bank of America Insights Report. A little over 70 percent of those...

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What real estate agents can do to help create a beautiful and functional kitchen
Blog 4 months ago
What real estate agents can do to help create a beautiful and functional kitchen

Heather Scruggs, the merchandising manager at Trendmaker Homes, is always keeping up on the latest trends in home construction and renovation. Here...

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Zillow: Younger Americans more likely to use money for down payment over renovations
Blog 4 months ago
Zillow: Younger Americans more likely to use money for down payment over renovations

Two-thirds of homeowners would prefer to renovate their current home rather than make a down payment on a new one, according to a new report from...

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