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Mortgage Rates Unchanged From Previous Week

Dec 9, 2019 2:59:52 PM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates were unchanged for the week ending December 5, 2019, compared to the previous week, but remained more than 1 percentage point lower than the same week in 2018, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

Massachusetts Home Sales Flat in October 2019

Dec 6, 2019 4:31:51 PM

Massachusetts single-family home sales were flat in October on a year-over-year basis, while median home prices did increase slightly, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) reported November 26, 2019.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Association of Realtors

The Loan Application Deadline is Important to Massachusetts Homebuyers

Nov 24, 2019 8:58:21 PM

Massachusetts has two "offer to purchase" real estate forms commonly used by real estate professionals.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Real Estate Misc., Real Estate Law, Greater Boston Association of Realtors

Mortgage Rates Up, But Well Below This Time Last Year

Nov 15, 2019 6:41:36 AM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates increased 6 basis points but remained more than 1 percentage point lower than the same week last year, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

Massachusetts Real Estate Inventory Continues to Decline

Nov 13, 2019 5:37:37 PM

Much to the disappointment of homebuyers, the number of single-family and condominium homes for sale in Massachusetts dropped again in September 2019, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) reported on October 23, 2019.

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

Mortgage Interest Rates More Than 1.25% Below Last Year

Oct 11, 2019 9:42:29 AM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates declined 8 basis points from the week before and were more than 1.25 percent less than last year for the week ending October 10, 2019, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

7 Ways Homebuyers Negatively Impact the Home Loan Process

Oct 4, 2019 5:15:09 PM

You're almost to the finish line.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Mortgages 101

Lack of Real Estate Inventory Still the Big Story in Massachusetts

Sep 28, 2019 4:28:13 PM

Massachusetts real estate prices keep increasing, but the story behind the seemingly endless rise in the cost of a home is the ever-shrinking number of homes for sale.

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

Where Can You Find a Home in Greater Boston for Less Than $400K?

Sep 25, 2019 7:41:07 AM

If you have been watching the real estate market over the past several years, you know that the median price of single-family homes in Greater Boston keeps climbing.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Haverhill MA, Dracut MA, Lynn MA, Attleboro MA, Milford MA, Bridgewater MA, Methuen MA, Marlborough MA, Hanson MA, Holden MA, Holbrook MA, Bellingham MA

Mortgage Interest Rates Continue to Decline

Sep 9, 2019 7:40:31 AM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates declined 9 basis points to the lowest level in nearly three years for the week ending September 5, 2019, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

What Does a Suitable Housing Contingency Mean for Homebuyers?

Sep 7, 2019 5:06:56 PM

Sometimes a Massachusetts homebuyer will see language in an MLS listing that indicates a seller needs or wants a "suitable housing contingency."

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Law

Massachusetts Home Prices Rise, Interest Rates Remain Below 4%

Sep 5, 2019 5:23:48 PM

While average U.S. mortgage interest rates remain below 4 percent, the cost of a single-family home in Massachusetts rose on a year-over-year basis in July.

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

   

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