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Cash Sales Report Shows More Investors Leaving

Cash sales are down, which means good things for hopeful buyers needing mortgage financing. Earlier this week, CoreLogic released its July cash sales report, finding that investors are continuing to flee the market, paving the way for buyers more

Distressed Home Sales Fall Dramatically in Massachusetts in 2014

The nation’s distressed housing market has improved quite a bit in the last year, and that progress is also clear here in Massachusetts. Distressed home sales in the U.S. have fallen from 17 percent of all existing-home sales to just

Walsh Addresses Affordable Housing Shortage with ‘Boston 2030’ Plan

Affordable housing has been missing in action lately, and the Mayor Walsh is trying to find it. Middle class housing in the post-bubble housing market has become increasingly rare in the city of Boston, but new plans for the city

Strong Condo Market Drives Home Prices in Boston

Asking prices once again showed positive movement in September, according to new stats from Trulia. A strong condo market propelled Boston’s housing market to another month of positive asking-price increases in September, according to the latest Price Monitor by Trulia.

Boston’s Rental Market Continues Strong Performance in 2014

Our city’s rental markets have performed quite well in recent years, and 2014 seems to be no exception. The average rent in Boston in 2014’s third quarter was $1,870, a 1.4 percent increase from the second quarter and a 3.9

Average Down Payment in Boston Tops $50,000

How does the down payment in Boston compare with other metro areas? According to analysis from LendingTree, the average down payment in the Boston area is 16.93 percent of the mortgage, which comes out to $50,146. How does this

Residential Construction in Boston Down Markedly in 2014

Construction is the residential sphere is lagging in Boston in 2014 According to the latest numbers from the Census Bureau, residential construction spending in August was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $351.7 billion, down 0.1 percent from

Boston Home Prices Nowhere Near Bubble Territory

The term “bubble” gets thrown around often nowadays, but the data does not support such statements. The great housing bubble of 2001 to 2008 was a mammoth economic event, one that pulled the housing market through a verifiable roller

Agent Publishing’s Anne Hartnett Named To Folio’s Top Women in Media

Anne Hartnett, co-founder of Agent Publishing, has been nominated as one of Folio’s Top Women in Media. Folio is a multi-channel resource for the magazine and online media industry that uses digital media, print and events to help media

Ballooning Prices Help Homeowners Regain Equity

American homeowners are finding that rising home prices are helping them reclaim some of the equity lost during the housing crisis, CoreLogic reports. The value of homes, since the bursting of the housing bubble in 2007, have been struggling

Boston Asking Price Growth Among Best in Nation in August

Asking prices continued their ascent in August, according to new numbers from Trulia. Asking prices in the Boston area rose 6 percent year-over-year in August, according to the latest Price Monitor from real estate website Trulia. That gave Boston the twelfth-strongest asking

Housing Inventory Not in Favor of First-Time Homebuyers

Though overall housing inventory is showing signs of recovery, it’s not progressing in a way that helps first-time homebuyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, 2014 has been a very good year for housing inventory. After falling precariously

How Much is $1 Million, Really?

$1 million is a hefty chunk of change, but new data shows that it goes much farther in some metro areas than in others. How much is $1 million, in the grand scheme of things? According to some very interesting

CoreLogic Report Examines Growing Home Prices

Home prices continue rising, CoreLogic finds, but the geographic drivers of the increases may be shifting. Home prices continued to show signs of improvement in July, according to the latest Home Price Index report from CoreLogic. Nationwide, home prices, including

Negative Equity Heavily Concentrated in Lower Price Points

Negative equity persists in today’s housing market, but its impacts are not equally felt in every price point. #471456425 / gettyimages.com Earlier this week, we reported on new findings by Zillow that a whopping 42.6 percent of Generation X

Residential Construction Remains Weak in Boston in July

Construction spending has been up and down in Chicagoland in 2014, but it bounced back in a major way in July. Residential construction spending in the Boston area totaled $439 million in July 2014, down 1 percent from last year, according

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