A Missed Opportunity for CRE Industry

In the Boston-area commercial real estate development, brokerage and architecture sectors, equity and inclusion efforts have been slow to gain traction despite a decade-long economic expansion and steady job growth.

Homeowner Equity Increased by $908B in 2017

In the fourth quarter of 2017, U.S. homeowners with mortgages (which account for roughly 63 percent of all properties, according to a 2016 American Community Survey) have seen their equity increase 12.2 percent year over year, representing a gain of $908.4 billion since the fourth quarter of 2016, according to a report released today from CoreLogic, a global property information provider.

HELOCs Will Survive Despite New Tax Law

It’s a big and confusing question for many homeowners in the wake of the December tax law changes: Are new interest-deductible home equity credit lines (HELOCs) and second mortgages now totally out of reach going forward?


Editorial Cartoon

“We also have medical bills to pay off . . . want to buy shares of my left kidney? You’ll get dibs if your renal system ever goes pear-shaped.”

U.S. Homeowners Gained $13K In Equity On Average Last Year

U.S. residents with mortgages (roughly 63 percent of all homeowners) have seen their equity increase by a total of $766.4 billion in the year since the first quarter of 2016, an increase of 11.2 percent, according to a recent report from CoreLogic, a global property analytics firm.