Court Upholds Defective Foreclosure Deed

The vast majority of mortgage loans are repaid without incident, but when they go into default, peculiar twists and turns can ensue. A federal district court decision issued in January, involving a home in Framingham, offers an example.

Act Quickly to Avoid Foreclosure

Experts say that a 2008-style housing crash is unlikely to happen now, if only because lending standards are much tighter than they were prior to the Great Recession. Still, foreclosures are starting to tick upward.

Is the Inventory Dam About to Burst?

Couple skyrocketing construction costs with the end of COVID-19 mortgage forbearance, the end of the eviction ban, plus the oldest Baby Boomers turning 75 this year, and inventory increases may occur much sooner than anyone anticipates.

Property Services Company Agrees to $550,000 Settlement

A property services company has agreed to pay $550,000 and change its business practices to settle allegations that it violated state consumer protection laws by illegally profiting from Massachusetts homeowners facing foreclosure, Attorney General Maura Healey’s office announced Thursday.

Rep.’s Objection Sidelines Eviction Bill 

Legislators are expected to resume debate today on a halt to foreclosures and non-essential evictions for the duration of Massachusetts’ state of emergency, after one lawmaker objected to the proposed House-Senate deal Thursday.