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CoreLogic: Boston Stays Below Pre-Crisis Cash Levels

Despite an influx of investors to the market, cash sales continue to dwindle throughout the nation. It is a new market for traditional buyers, despite a recent report of surging investor activity, as once again cash sales fell in

The 10 Most Unaffordable Neighborhoods in Boston

Where in Boston are housing costs the highest? Boston has the nation’s third most expensive rental market, according to a new study by Zumper, a new tech firm that studies housing trends in the rental sphere. With an average

CoreLogic: Bay State May Face Serious Foreclosure Problem

A new report from CoreLogic shows foreclosures are falling across the nation, mostly The nation’s foreclosure inventory is in decline, falling 25.7 percent year-over-year in March, which represents a continued effort to regain the market normalcy enjoyed in pre-crisis

Investor Interest Surges in First Quarter Flipping Report

A new report from RealtyTrac confirms investors are gaining traction in the flipping market. But is there enough inventory to go around? Single-family home flips were up in 2015’s first quarter, according to a RealtyTrac U.S. Home Flipping Report.

Groupon Director of Editorial Content Joins Agent Publishing as Editor-in-Chief/Vice President of Content Strategy

Agent Publishing, the country’s dominant hyper-local B2B real estate media company, has announced John Thomas, 50, has joined the firm as editor-in-chief and vice president of content strategy. Most recently, Thomas was director of editorial content for Chicago-based Groupon

Could This Be the Answer to Boston’s Housing Affordability Crisis?

Could a fresh perspective on new construction solve Boston’s housing affordability crisis? Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has a plan in store that may bring much-needed relief to the city’s housing affordability crunch. Under the plan, which, according to

CoreLogic: The Price Surge Slows

March represents another month of home price appreciation, according to CoreLogic. CoreLogic released its March Home Price Index (HPI) today, and the findings reflected a continued strengthening of prices nationwide. Including distressed sales, national home prices rose 5.9 percent in

Will Boston’s Booming New Construction Market Solve Inventory Problems?

This year is shaping up to be a transformative one for new construction in Boston. This year is shaping up to be hugely productive for new construction in Boston – will it be the long-awaied antidote, though, to the market’s

Boston Home Prices Remain Steady in Case-Shiller

How are home prices looking, as the spring market gears up for action? Home prices in the Boston area continued their healthy progress in the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Indices from Standard & Poor’s. Per the Case-Shiller’s analysis, home prices in

March a Horrid Month For Inventory & Affordability in Greater Boston

We can definitively say that March was not the best month in the history of Boston’s real estate market. Let’s just say that Boston has seen better days. Per the latest analysis from GBAR, March was a trying month

Boston Time on Market Falls in 2015

The Boston market is only growing more competitive. Boston has a reputation as a progressive, fast-moving city, and that case is only bolstered by the rate at which homes sell in 2015, according to a new study by Trulia. Per

Are Boston Home Sellers Undervaluing Their Properties?

We may think we have a firm grasp of our market’s value, but new research suggests that’s not the case. Boston homeowners undervalue their listings by 2.04 percent, at least compared to what certified appraisers judge as the value of the

No, Boston is Not Facing Another Housing Bubble

Boston’s recent housing developments have some screaming “bubble!”, but the facts do not match the fears. The economic downturn of 2008 introduced us to many terms – “quantitative easing” and “credit default swaps” are two of the most obtuse examples –

It Takes Just 3.4 Years to Break Even on a Boston House – With Big Conditions

It takes a very short amount of time to break even on a house nationwide, but such privileges come with significant conditions. It takes just 3.4 years to break-even on a mortgage in Boston, meaning the point at which the total

2 Charts That Explain Boston’s Affordability Crisis

Boston’s issues with housing affordability are well known, but the following charts are still eye opening. We’ve been reporting on Boston’s housing affordability crisis with fair regularity, and for good reason – the higher Boston’s home prices soar, the

CoreLogic: Massachusetts Cash Levels Stagnate

A new CoreLogic study details the fall of cash sale shares across the country. A home is a good investment, but a normalizing market has somewhat thinned out the opportunities to make quick, high yield sales, and as a

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