River Works Credit Union is a MassHousing Approved Lender

BOSTON, MA - December 29, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — MassHousing announced today that River Works Credit Union in Lynn is now an approved lender...

Massachusetts Home Sales Down in November After Two Straight Months of Increases

WALTHAM, MA - December 26, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that single-family home sales were down 21.8...

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Regional Pilot Networks to Lessen Shelter Needs for the Homeless

$8 Million in Funding to Help Agencies Coordinate, Streamline Services, and Find Permanent Housing for Homeless BOSTON, MA - December 18, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) —...

Main Street Improvements Begin in South End

December 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today that the City of Springfield has begun executing plans for improvements to...

Attorney General Martha Coakley Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against Option One and H&R Block, Accused...

BOSTON, MA - November 13, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office has obtained a preliminary injunction against Option One Mortgage Corp....

Mortgage Subsidy Program

October 29, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Town of Amherst is currently accepting applications from moderate-income households, whose incomes are below 80% of the...

Lancaster REALTOR Named Massachusetts Real Estate Educator of the Year

Waltham, MA - October 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) announced today that Gary Bourque of Lancaster, a state-certified...

Attorney General Martha Coakley Reports to Congress on Mortgage Industry’s Lack of Action on...

AG submits testimony to Congressman Frank’s Committee; testimony included below BOSTON, MA - September 18, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley...

Attorney General Martha Coakley Obtains Consent Judgment Against Springfield Landlord Accused of Housing Discrimination

SPRINGFIELD, MA - September 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office obtained a consent judgment against a Springfield landlord accused...

Governor Patrick Pledges $142 million in Public and Private Resources to Develop Affordable Rental...

Program funds, tax credits used to build, preserve 1,218 apartments in 20 communities MA - August 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Deval Patrick today...

NeighborWorks America Sponsors Boston-Area Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Event offers homeowners opportunity to sit down with nonprofit counselors and mortgage lenders Boston, MA - August 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Today NeighborWorks America...

Massachusetts Home Sales Down in June and Second Quarter

Month-to-month gains continue and months of supply down to its lowest level in a year WALTHAM, Mass. - July 28, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association...

Massachusetts Home Sales Experience Biggest April-to-May Increase in Past 10 Years

May home sales still down compared to the same time last year, but experience smallest drop since September 2007 WALTHAM, Mass. – The Massachusetts Association of...

Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® CEO Robert Authier Receives Highest National REALTOR Executive Award

Waltham, Mass. – Robert Authier of Harvard, Mass., chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®, was named the recipient of the National Association...

Springfield, Homebuyer Education Course, June 21 & 28, 2008

Dreaming of owning your own home?It's never too early to begin planning. A series of classes presented by HAP will cover all aspects of...

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Rising Pending Home Sales in September Could Signify a Busy Fall...

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that single-family pending home sales jumped over four percent this month from September of last year, with prices rising close to five percent. Pending condominium sales were also up, rising more than three percent over last year, while prices increased slightly. Realtors® confidence in the market and in home prices were both up again in September. This month’s “Hot Topic” question asks Realtors® how they would describe the appraisal process in the last six months