by Lew Sichelman | May 8, 2022
The agents that buyers use to visit houses and write up a contract are paid their share of the sales commission by the seller’s agent. They are paid whatever the seller’s agent offers – usually half of whatever the seller’s agent charges.
by Doug Quattrochi | May 8, 2022
Analyzing every Massachusetts eviction case since April 2019 suggests we have a pathway to eviction-free housing with a few key reforms to the commonwealth’s Housing Court system.
by Steve Adams | May 8, 2022
A new simulation center at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Burlington provides a realistic health care setting for training in new techniques and crisis response.
by Peter Paul Payack | May 8, 2022
Big spendings on the shores of the Little Gray Lady of the Sea by the owner of the Boston Red Sox!
by State House News Service | May 5, 2022
State regulators on Wednesday gave Mass General Brigham the green light to move ahead with a pair of projects at Boston hospitals, expansions the system says will help address capacity constraints.
by Banker & Tradesman | May 1, 2022
Today, the Boston metropolitan area has over 4 million people, who participate in one regional labor market – but whose land use decisions are made by more than a hundred independent cities and towns just as they were centuries ago. And it’s creating direct conflicts with regional well-being.
by State House News Service | Apr 22, 2022
How is the Boston convention business doing as it rebounds from the pandemic? Officials affiliated with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority used phrases like “surges in demand,” “through the roof,” “off the charts,” “coming back strong” and “maxed out” during a report to the board Thursday.
by State House News Service | Apr 21, 2022
Pointing to sizable growth in community participation over the past two years, municipal officials on Wednesday called on Beacon Hill to allow pandemic-era hybrid and remote meeting options to remain in place permanently.
by State House News Service | Mar 23, 2022
A trio of MBTA bus lines in Boston – Routes 23, 28, and 29 – are part of a two-year fare-free pilot program that launched on March 1 and the bus routes partly pass by Roxbury Community College.
by Banker & Tradesman | Oct 29, 2018
A Wakefield man plead guilty last week in federal court in Boston in connection with a decade-long mortgage fraud scheme involving at least two dozen fraudulent loan transactions and $4.3 million in losses to lenders.
by Jim Morrison | Nov 12, 2017
A report released last week by the MIT Center for Real Estate said tech-driven changes that are beginning to appear in real estate will soon be ubiquitous. It predicts homes won’t look drastically different in 30 years, but they will be operating very differently.
by Jim Morrison | Oct 15, 2017
Baby Boomers are more likely to have a mortgage when they retire than the generation born between the mid-1920s and the mid-1940s, and while that trend worries some economists, other experts say post-retirement debt can be a smart move.
by Kenneth R. Harney | Sep 17, 2017
The catastrophic theft of 143 million consumers’ personal data from national credit bureau Equifax could cause financial grief for years for homebuyers and mortgage applicants.
by Jim Morrison | Aug 13, 2017
Right now in Massachusetts there are more homebuyers than there are homes for sale. In their efforts to make a successful bid, buyers are giving sellers more than just over-asking bids – they’re giving up their rights.
by Kenneth R. Harney | Aug 13, 2017
If you’ve been waiting for the long-anticipated news that the two dominant players in the home mortgage arena – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – finally have decided to overhaul their outdated credit scoring systems to expand homeownership opportunities for a broader range of consumers, sorry. Your wait just got a lot longer.
by Kenneth R. Harney | Jul 30, 2017
So what does it take to get approved for a mortgage to buy a house this summer, whether you’re a first-timer, planning to move up or downsize? Maybe not all that you think.
by Kenneth R. Harney | Jul 23, 2017
Quicken Loans arguably has the mortgage industry’s squeakiest-clean image – named by J.D. Power as No. 1 in home loan customer satisfaction for seven years in a row and No. 1 in loan servicing for three years straight. It also has a reputation as a technology innovator – witness its heavily advertised and popular “Rocket Mortgage” option that cuts time and red tape for applicants.
by Jim Morrison | Jun 25, 2017
Jonathan Radford is the top Coldwell Banker sale associate in New England. By focusing on the very high end of the market, he closed more than $107 million in sales last year without a team, a partner or even an assistant. Originally from England, Radford began selling real estate in France and joined Coldwell Banker when he came to Boston in 1998.
by Jim Morrison | Jun 11, 2017
David Mahlowitz’s career taken him all over the real estate map – and the world. After growing up in Newton, where he has volunteered as an auxiliary police officer for the last 11 years, he worked as a loan originator and a real estate agent, and now practices real estate law in his own firm. He is a licensed airplane pilot who flew solo for the first time on his 16th birthday. He even competed in white-collar boxing exhibitions for charity while living and practicing law in China.
by Jim Morrison | May 28, 2017
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s ambitious Boston 2030 plan to manage the city’s expected population growth earns praise for meeting many of its lofty goals, but with more cuts in federal funding anticipated, making progress in creating affordable housing for Boston’s oldest and poorest residents is getting harder than ever.