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Mortgage Interest Rates Reach an All-time Low, Home Prices Up

Jun 3, 2020 4:43:49 PM

Average mortgage interest rates in the United States reached an all-time low for the week ending May 28, 2020, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Mortgages 101, Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Interest Rates Move Lower, Applications Rise

May 22, 2020 3:11:52 PM

The average mortgage loan interest rate in the United States decreased slightly for the week ending May 21, 2020, and mortgage applications to purchase a home increased.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Mortgage Rates & News

What's Home Buying in Massachusetts Like in a COVID-19 World?

May 4, 2020 10:46:04 AM

It's peculiar and, at the same time, somewhat amusing and sad, to watch people dressed as burglars, donning masks, gloves, and shoe booties, tentatively walking through homes for sale.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Home-buying Tips

8 Places in Massachusetts with Ridiculously Low Real Estate Inventory

Apr 30, 2020 3:04:07 PM

The amount of real estate inventory in Massachusetts is limited. That's an understatement.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Home-buying Tips, Haverhill MA, Braintree MA, Melrose MA, Salem MA, Milford MA, Waltham MA, Malden MA, East Bridgewater MA

Mortgage Interest Rates Rise Slightly

Apr 27, 2020 10:39:14 PM

Average U.S. mortgage loan interest rates increased slightly for the week ending April 23, 2020, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgages 101, Mortgage Rates & News

COVID-19 Crisis Worsens Massachusetts Real Estate Inventory Situation

Apr 24, 2020 7:28:08 PM

The coronavirus pandemic made a challenging real estate inventory situation for homebuyers in Massachusetts more difficult in March.

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What are the Income Limits for a MassHousing Loan?

Apr 17, 2020 7:35:05 PM

Many first-time homebuyers are surprised at how much money you can earn and still qualify for the conventional MassHousing Mortgage program.

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

Mortgage Interest Rates Again Near All-time Lows

Apr 17, 2020 8:21:12 AM

Mortgage interest rates declined slightly to near all-time lows for the week ending April 16, 2020, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

MassHousing Down Payment Assistance Helps More First-time Home Buyers

Apr 11, 2020 11:02:05 AM

Not enough cash for a down payment? That may not be an obstacle to homeownership for qualified Massachusetts first-time homebuyers.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Community Information, Mortgages 101, Loan Programs, Haverhill MA, Lowell MA, Melrose MA, Peabody MA, Salem MA, Mansfield MA, Lynn MA, Taunton MA, Everett MA, Worcester MA, Malden MA, Lawrence MA, Revere MA

Mortgage Interest Rates Drop, Purchase Applications Plummet

Apr 3, 2020 2:48:15 PM

Mortgage interest rates are a moving target. After plunging on coronavirus fears several weeks ago, interest rates have risen and fallen not just weekly but sometimes several times per day.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News, Real Estate Misc., Mortgage Rates & News

Massachusetts Home Sales Slow in February 2020

Mar 26, 2020 3:09:50 PM

It's unclear whether the decline in Massachusetts home sales in February 2020 was due to the coronavirus or the continued dramatic drop in the number of homes available for sale. Maybe it was both.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Mortgage Rates & News

How Will Coronavirus Impact Boston's Real Estate Market?

Mar 14, 2020 5:36:47 PM

First, let's start by stating the obvious. The health of homebuyers, sellers, real estate agents, their families, and others in the real estate industry is what's most important. It's wise to take precautions and put staying healthy first and foremost.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc., Mortgage Rates & News

   

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