Boston, MA - March 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A large, Boston-based real estate corporation, The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), and nearly two dozen associated property owners have agreed to pay a $200,000 penalty and spend more than $2 million in lead paint abatement work at residential properties to settle an enforcement action brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
WALTHAM, MA, - March 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that single-family home sales were down 11.4 percent in February compared to the same time last year, while condominium sales were down 16.4 percent. The median price for a single-family home was $252,500 and the median price for a condominium in February was $213,250.
Mayor Says Neighborhood Stabilization Program Resources Designed to Expedite the Restoration of Valuable Housing Stock March 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the availability of more than $4 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds for the acquisition and rehabilitation of foreclosed and abandoned properties by non-profit and for profit developers, the latest milestone in Boston’s efforts to stabilize those neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by foreclosures.
PSAs to run on Boston-area radio stations 105.7 WROR-FM and 102.5 WKLB-FM over 40 weeks in 2009
March 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — If you have not taken a Massachusetts specific Fair Housing course then you do not understand how fair housing laws apply in the Commonwealth. While federal fair housing laws establish minimum standards, states are empowered to expand upon those standards.
Executive Summary Details Focus on Workforce Housing; Continued Foreclosure Reclamation; Homelessness Reduction, Rental Housing Preservation
Affordable prices, low mortgage rates and $8000 tax credit create unique opportunity
GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES STATE TO RECEIVE $4.5 MILLION FROM MACARTHUR FOUNDATION TO PRESERVE AFFORDABLE...
Investment expected to leverage $150 million to keep 9,000 homes affordable in Massachusetts
February 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) announced February 12 that it has submitted a solar energy plan to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. The plan would implement large-scale solar installations that could begin generating power by 2010.
Funding Will Enhance Foreclosure Intervention Team’s Neighborhood Stabilization Initiatives February 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that the City of Boston has been approved to receive $4.23 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP),
WALTHAM, MA - February 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A new study on Massachusetts home buyers and sellers found that over 90 percent of all home buyers and sellers are using the Internet as part of their home buying and selling process
WALTHAM, MA - January 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that single-family homes sales were up 3.2 percent in December compared to the same time last year. While median prices continue to go down, this is the third month in the last four to experience sales increases.
Highlights Long-Awaited Funding as Catalyst for Urban Projects After Years of Reductions
BOSTON, MA - December 29, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — MassHousing announced today that River Works Credit Union in Lynn is now an approved lender...
WALTHAM, MA - December 26, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that single-family home sales were down 21.8...