Home Sales Keep Dipping in Mass. as Affordability Shrinks

The number of home sales across Massachusetts took another hit last month – typically the heart of the busy spring homebuying season – as prices for single-family homes hit an all-time high according to new data from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Hard Times for First-Time Homebuyers

Financing a home purchase can be a challenge in the high-cost Bay State, but moving may not be a better option – a recent report from Down Payment Resources concludes it is increasingly difficult to be a first-time buyer in housing markets across the country.

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2018 Is Starting Off Even Tougher for Buyers Than 2017

The January numbers are in and the spring market has sprung. From the look of things, 2018 is going to make the feverish 2017 market look tepid and continuing to squeeze buyers. Though the typical spring rush of new listings is coming online, it hasn’t been enough to satisfy the demand created by six years of declining inventory.

Housing Situation Grows Dire

Mystery sleuths out there, here’s one for you: Just how does the Massachusetts real market continue to function when the already record low number of homes for sale keeps going even lower? Every time it looks like the number of listings couldn’t possibly drop again, it does