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Massachusetts Pending Home Sales up 11 Percent in December to Close out the Year

WALTHAM, Mass. - January 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that pending home sales for both single-family homes and condominiums went up again in December compared to the year before. For the entire year, the number of single-family homes put under agreement in 2013 was up 11.3 percent over 2012. Pending sales figures (also called homes under agreement) are a leading indicator of actual housing sales in Massachusetts for the following 2-3 months.

Massachusetts Home Sales Down in November as Prices Continued to Move Up

WALTHAM, Mass. - December 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that November home sales declined compared to last year as prices still continued to go up. The condominium market experienced similar results. The lack of inventory of homes for sale impacted closed sales results

Confidence in the Massachusetts Real Estate Market Remained High as Summer Came to an...

WALTHAM, Mass. - September 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that the August REALTOR® Market Confidence Index (RMCI) and the August REALTOR® Price Confidence Index (RPCI) were both up again compared to the same month in 2012. The results of the August “Hot Topic” question show that REALTORS® are split on the impact that increasing interest rates are having on buyers in the market.

Massachusetts Single-Family Home Sales Back Up in May as Prices Continued to Climb

WALTHAM, MA - June 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that sales were back up in May after a couple of months of declines. Median prices continued their upward trend hitting eight straight months in May. Condominium sales also closed up while median prices ticked down.

Another All-Time High for Massachusetts Pending Home Sales in May

WALTHAM, MA - June 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that more homes were put under agreement in the month of May than in any month since January 2004 when MAR began tracking this data. Condominium pending sales also hit their highest point in the nine years of tracking. Pending sales figures (also called homes under agreement) are a leading indicator of actual housing sales in Massachusetts for the following 2-3 months.

Jump in New Listings a Positive Sign as Massachusetts Home Sales Down Again in...

WALTHAM, MA - May 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that the lack of homes for sale over the past several months once again pushed the number of closed home sales down in April. However, a big jump in the number of new listings on the market in April could indicate a positive shift in future closed sales. Median home prices went up for the seventh straight month. Both sales and median prices of condominiums were up again

March Pending Home Sales Bounce Back After Snowy February

WALTHAM, MA - April 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that March pending home sales were positive for the 22nd time out of the past 23 months compared to the year before. Condominium pending sales were also up. Pending sales figures (also called homes under agreement) are a leading indicator of actual housing sales in Massachusetts for the following 2-3 months.

Massachusetts Home Prices and Sales Continued Upward Trend in January

WALTHAM, MA - February 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today a strong start to the 2013 Bay State real estate market with median home prices going up for the fourth straight month with home sales also closing up for the 19th straight month. Condominium median home prices and closed sales were also up in January.

Buyer Activity Continues to be Strong as January Pending Home Sales up Again

WALTHAM, MA - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that 2013 is continuing the positive trend as pending home sales for both single-family homes and condominiums went up for the 21st straight month in January compared to the year before. Pending sales figures (also called homes under agreement) are a leading indicator of actual housing sales in Massachusetts for the following 2-3 months

MassHousing Announces Largest Lending Year in Agency’s 46-year History Shatters previous record amount by...

BOSTON - October 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- MassHousing announced today that it provided nearly $1 billion in financing for affordable housing in fiscal year 2012, setting a new one-year lending record.

Activity Stayed Strong throughout the Summer as Pending Sales Up Again in August

WALTHAM, MA - September 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- September 11, 2012 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that activity continued to be strong in the summer as the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement were up again in August. This is the 16th straight month that the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement increased from the previous year. Pending figures are a leading indicator of actual housing sales in Massachusetts for the following 2-3 months.

Massachusetts Home Sales Up for 11th Straight Month in May

WALTHAM, MA - June 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that May single-family home sales increased again compared to the same time last year for the 11th straight month. Condominium sales were also up from May 2011. Single-family median prices were down compared to last year while condominium median prices rose for the third straight month.

MassHousing, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, and Building America CDE Unite to Provide $46.8 Million...

BOSTON, MA - February 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) --Financing from MassHousing, New Market Tax Credits and union pension funds will provide $46.8 million in capital to help construct the 225 Centre Street development in Jamaica Plain, a project that will create 103 new apartments as well as retail and commercial space in a low-income Boston neighborhood

Tierney Tours North Reading Housing Authority Recovery Act Project

North Reading, MA - February 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Yesterday Congressman John Tierney met with North Reading Housing Authority staff and residents for an update on the more than $160,000 in federal Recovery Act funds currently supporting an ongoing project to replace the heating system at its Peabody Court complex. According to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, energy efficiency improvements such as the one taking place at Peabody Court are estimated to reduce heating costs by anywhere between 15 and 25 percent.

MassHousing Announces $7.7 Million Loan Closing for the Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Preservation of Affordable...

BOSTON, MA - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- MassHousing announced $7.7 million in loan closings today for the acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of affordability of the 144-unit Harborview Towers in New Bedford.

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