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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

Lenders File Less Than 1,000 Foreclosure Petitions in October 2016

Dec 10, 2016 7:29:55 PM

Massachusetts foreclosure starts continued to decline in October, The Warren Group, a publisher of real estate data, reported December 6, 2015. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News, The Warren Group

Massachusetts Foreclosure Starts Decline September 2016

Nov 8, 2016 10:13:50 AM

Although the last foreclosure crisis essentially ended about five years ago in Massachusetts, lenders have pursued over the past couple of years a backlog of old foreclosures that were on hold because of regulatory uncertainty. It appears lenders have finally cleared the foreclosure backlog.

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Topics: Foreclosure News, The Warren Group

What Has the Massachusetts Real Estate Market Not Seen in 28 Months?

Aug 30, 2016 10:34:13 AM

It took more than two years despite the hot real estate market in Massachusetts. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News, The Warren Group

Massachusetts Foreclosures Increased for 27th Consecutive Month

Jul 13, 2016 7:12:38 AM

Massachusetts foreclosure petitions increased 28.7 percent in May compared to May 2015 and for the 27th consecutive month, The Warren Group reported July 7, 2016.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News

Massachusetts Foreclosure Petitions Increase 45.6% in February 2016

Mar 31, 2016 2:35:56 PM

Massachusetts foreclosure starts and completed foreclosures increased in February compared to the previous year, according to data compiled by The Warren Group, a publisher of real estate information. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News, The Warren Group

Massachusetts Foreclosure Petitions Increase 23rd Straight Month

Mar 6, 2016 12:02:02 PM

Massachusetts foreclosure petitions increased for the 23rd straight month on a year-over-year basis in January 2016 and were at the highest number since January 2013, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, reported March 1, 2016. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News, The Warren Group

Why the Spike in Massachusetts Foreclosure Activity in 2015?

Feb 14, 2016 1:43:33 PM

Since the start of the foreclosure crisis about 10 years ago, the economy has improved, more people are working and home sales and prices have increased. So why did Massachusetts foreclosure activity jump in 2015?

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News, The Warren Group

The Warren Group: Foreclosure Increase From Backlog, Not New Mortgages

Jan 12, 2016 6:40:59 PM

Massachusetts lenders have increased the number of foreclosure petitions for nearly two years straight, but a company that tracks the industry believes the increase is the result of a backlog and not new mortgages going into default.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News, The Warren Group

Half-priced HUD Homes Through Good Neighbor Next Door Program

Dec 10, 2015 8:40:03 AM

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently rolled out a new program designed to revitalize certain targeted geographic areas.  Through HUD’s Good Neighbor Next Door program, certain Massachusetts homebuyers can purchase a HUD-owned property for a 50 percent discount on the list price of the home.

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Topics: Foreclosure News, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc.

What's Up With the Increase in Massachusetts Foreclosures?

Dec 5, 2015 10:18:06 AM

October Marked the 20th Straight Month of Year-over-year, Double-digit Increases in Foreclosure Petition Filings

The number of Massachusetts foreclosure petitions recorded in October increased 17.6 percent to 1,135 compared with 965 recorded in October 2014, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, reported December 3, 2015. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News, The Warren Group

Despite Increases, There Isn't a Massachusetts Foreclosure Crisis

Nov 8, 2015 4:08:07 PM

It's true. Massachusetts foreclosure petitions have increased 19 straight months on a year-over-year basis.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News, The Warren Group

    

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