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Boston Homes for the Brave awards BHA employees

Six Boston Housing Authority employees were recently recognized by the Boston Homes for the Brave for their efforts to end veteran homelessness in the city of Boston. Barbara Sheerin, Kathlin Curran, Daniel Sweeney, Matt Lincoln, Paul Acampora, and Shara Bubb each received a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of their outstanding efforts

Mayor Walsh Breaks Ground on Phase 1 of the Lenox/Camden Redevelopment in Roxbury

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Administrator Bill McGonagle today kicked off a $23 million redevelopment of 367 affordable housing units at the Lenox/Camden Housing Development. In Phase One, BHA's developer Beacon Communities, will improve and preserve 72 units of affordable public housing on Camden Street in Roxbury.

Massachusetts Home Sales Down in December and Down for 2018

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that closed sales for both single-family homes and condominiums dropped year-over-year from last December. There was a one percent drop in median price for single-family homes and condominiums compared to this time last year.

Annual Realtor® Study Finds First-Time Home Buyers Remain a Significant Portion of the Market...

Massachusetts first-time home buyers maintained a strong foothold in the market in 2018 despite challenges like rising median prices and a historically-low number of homes
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BIDDING BONANZA! Trump Administration Smashes Record for Offshore Wind Auction with $405 Million in...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank today announced the completion of the nation’s eighth and highest grossing competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters.

MassHousing to Provide $1.5 Million in Workforce Housing Financing for New Rental Housing Community...

MassHousing is providing $1.5 million in affordable housing financing from the Agency’s Workforce Housing Initiative to support the development of the Village at Nauset Green by Pennrose, LLC. The MassHousing workforce housing financing will allow the Village at Nauset Green

The Number of Massachusetts Single-Family Homes Put Under Agreement Up in November

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that the number of single-family homes put under agreement in the month of November rose two percent over the last year, marking a full year of year-over-year increases. Condominium pending sales for the month fell over last year.

The Number of Massachusetts Homes Put Under Agreement Went Up in July

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in the month of July experienced double-digit percent increases over the same time last year. The median price for pending home sales remained above the $400,000 for the third straight month. July's Hot Topic' question found that the vast majority of Realtors® reported that their clients are concerned about finding a home to buy after they sell.

Northfield Broker Named 2018 Recipient of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® Private Property Rights Award

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) today announced that Corinne Fitzgerald of Northfield, Broker/Owner of Fitzgerald Real Estate in Greenfield, has been named the 2018 recipient of the MAR Private Property Rights Award. Fitzgerald received the award at the Association’s annual Realtor® Day on Beacon Hill event that took place at the Massachusetts State House on June 7, 2018.

Leominster Realtor® Installed as Treasurer of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®

Kurt Thompson, Templeton resident and Realtor® with Keller Williams Realty - North Central in Leominster, was installed on December 7, 2017 as Treasurer of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2018. The event took place at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Mass. and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Thompson’s term officially begins on January 1, 2018.

Lenox Broker Installed as 2018 President-Elect of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®

Anne Meczywor, broker/associate at Roberts & Associates Realty Inc. in Lenox, was installed on December 7, 2017 as President-Elect of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2018.  The event took place at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Mass. and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Meczywor’s term officially begins on January 1, 2018.

Medway’s Paul Yorkis to Serve on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Association of...

Paul Yorkis, President of Patriot Real Estate, Inc., will serve as Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) in 2018. As the Immediate Past President of the Association, Yorkis will serve in an advisory capacity to the MAR president, act as an association spokesperson, and assist in the administration of the affairs of MAR between meetings of the MAR Board of Directors. 

Second Phase of Major Renovation of the E. Henry Twiggs Estates in Springfield will...

MassHousing has provided $10.8 million in financing to the nonprofit developer Home City Development, Inc, to advance the second phase of the substantial rehabilitation of the 136-unit E. Henry Twiggs Estates in Springfield. The project will complete major renovations of 61 scattered-site apartments for low-income families in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield.

Pending Home Sales Jump in November as Prices Rise Again

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that single-family pending home sales rose over 12 percent this month from November of last year, with prices rising over four percent. Pending condominium sales were also up, rising more than two percent over last year, while prices increased slightly.

Closed Home Sales Rise Despite Record Low Inventory for Month of October

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that closed sales for single-family homes saw a hike of almost six percent, while prices rose more than five percent. Year-over-year condominium sales also saw a bump, with prices rising almost four percent. Inventory dropped to a record low for the month of October

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BLUMENTHAL & MURPHY INTRODUCE BILLS TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO HOMEOWNERS AND...

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced two bills— the Crumbling Foundations Small Business and Homeowners Assistance Act and the Aid to Homeowners