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

Western Massachusetts Electric Company Files Large-Scale Solar Energy Plan

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.

Mayor Menino Announces City Could Benefit from $8M to Aid Boston’s Foreclosure Efforts

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),

REALTOR® Study Reports that 90 Percent of Home Buyers and Sellers are Using the...

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

Massachusetts REALTORS Report Single-Family Home Sales Gains in December

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.

Mayor Menino Announces $11M in Federal Funds for Two Affordable Senior Housing Developments

Highlights Long-Awaited Funding as Catalyst for Urban Projects After Years of Reductions

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...

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Mayor Sarno Recommends Fiscal Year 2018 Property Tax Rates to Springfield...

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today his preliminary recommendation for Fiscal Year 2018 property tax rates. This will now be sent to the Springfield City Council for consideration at a meeting scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The recommended rates are $ 19.69 for residential and $39.25 for commercial, industrial, and personal property (CIP) (per $1,000 valuation).