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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

Never Mind Putting a Ring on It. All the Single Ladies Want Homes.

Mar 11, 2020 7:00:20 PM

Beyoncé may have had it wrong when she released her Grammy-winning hit "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" in 2008. It appears more and more single women would prefer a home of their own.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Real Estate Misc., National Association of Realtors

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Interest Rates Hit All-time Low

Mar 9, 2020 8:11:34 AM

Mortgage interest rates hit an all-time low for the week ending March 5, 2020, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Interest Rates Plunge on Coronavirus Uncertainty

Feb 26, 2020 9:48:26 PM

The worldwide spread of the coronavirus has sent shockwaves throughout global health care systems and governments, and the United States' stock market isn't the only financial indicator plunging as a result.

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

Is There a Right Way to Buy a Home in Massachusetts?

Feb 17, 2020 5:52:51 PM

When we choose a car to buy, a career to pursue, a job to take, or a partner to spend a lifetime with, we want to make the right decision. We know it isn't possible, but we still want a straightforward roadmap to a successful outcome.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc.

Mortgage Interest Rates Near Three-year Lows

Feb 3, 2020 11:27:51 AM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates fell another 9 basis points for the week ending January 30, 2020, to the second-lowest rate in three years, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Mortgage Rates & News

5 Massachusetts Towns Where Home Prices Declined in 2019

Jan 30, 2020 5:24:41 PM

Massachusetts home prices, especially in the Greater Boston area, have been increasing for about seven or eight years, but not every community experienced rising property values in 2019.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Boston, Duxbury MA, Walpole MA, Westwood MA, Wenham MA, Westborough MA

Massachusetts Home Sales Flat in 2019, Inventory Continues to Decline

Jan 28, 2020 6:30:51 PM

Massachusetts single-family home and condominium sales both jumped a double-digit percentage in December but were flat for 2019, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) reported January 22, 2020.

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

   

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