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Massachusetts Foreclosure Starts Declined Nearly 30% in December 2016

Feb 5, 2017 11:26:15 AM

Foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts declined 29.9 percent in December compared with December 2015, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, reported January 31, 2017.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News

How Much Did Hingham, MA Median Home Prices Decline in 2016?

Feb 3, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Bucking the trend in the Greater Boston area real estate market, the median price of a single-family home in Hingham, Massachusetts declined in 2016.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Hingham MA

Mansfield, Massachusetts Real Estate Market Surges in 2016

Feb 1, 2017 7:20:16 PM

The Mansfield, Massachusetts real estate market had a breakout year in 2016, with both the number of single-family home sales and the median home price increasing double digits. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Mansfield MA

Salem, MA Home Prices Increase in 2016

Feb 1, 2017 5:11:39 PM

The median price of a single-family home in Salem, Massachusetts increased 6.7 percent in December compared to December 2015 and increased 5.5 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to data collected by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Salem MA

U.S. Mortgage Interest Rates on the Rise Again

Jan 29, 2017 10:47:48 AM

The average mortgage interest rate in the United Stated increased for the first time in 2017 after three weeks on declines, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey released January 26, 2017. 

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

How Much Did Waltham, MA Home Prices Increase in 2016? 

Jan 28, 2017 8:05:14 AM

The median price of a single-family home in Waltham, Massachusetts increased 15.7 percent in December 2016 compared to December 2015 and increased 10.3 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to data collected by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Waltham MA

How Fast Are Home Prices Increasing in Massachusetts?

Jan 25, 2017 10:02:00 AM

The median price of a single-family house in Massachusetts modestly increased in December and throughout 2016, The Warren Group reported January 24, 2017. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Arlington MA, The Warren Group, Braintree MA, Newton MA

Mortgage Interest Rates Decline Third Consecutive Week

Jan 22, 2017 11:59:36 AM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates declined for the third straight week for the week ending January 19, 2017, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey. 

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

What are the Income Limits for a MassHousing Loan?

Jan 14, 2017 3:24:23 PM

The bad news is the income limits just declined in December. The good news is that the income limits for MassHousing Mortgages are still higher than you might think. 

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Topics: Mortgages 101, Loan Programs, Mortgage Rates & News

First-time Homebuyers Should Consider MassHousing

Jan 13, 2017 6:34:00 PM

Many homebuyers mistakenly think that MassHousing loans are only available to low-income first-time homebuyers in Massachusetts. Although there are income limits and loan limits, homebuyers are often surprised by how much a borrower can earn and borrow and still qualify.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Mortgages 101, Loan Programs, Video

Mortgage Interest Rates Decline Again

Jan 13, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates declined for the second consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey released January 12, 2017. 

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

FHA Reduces Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Jan 12, 2017 6:18:33 PM

(UPDATE: The Trump Administration on January 20, 2017 indefinitely suspended the recently announced FHA mortgage insurance premium reduction.)

Homebuyers will pay less for mortgage insurance when purchasing a home with an FHA loan starting later this month, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced January 9, 2017; however, most Massachusetts homebuyers with credit scores 680 or higher still will have more appealing low down payment financing options.

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Topics: Mortgages 101, Loan Programs, Mortgage Rates & News, FHA

    

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