Newton Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Newton, MA continually updated from thousands of sources.
Apr 21, 2009 | via Bank Rate
If you're like millions of other small business owners across the country, your business has practically fallen off a cliff in the past few months. For some owners, there's even more bad news. Comment?
Aug 30, 2015 | via Kiplinger Online
Homeowners are sometimes hesitant to upgrade when it's time to sell. After all, you won't be living there much longer, and home remodeling efforts only increase home values by 64% of the average project's costs, according to Remodeling magazine's 2016 Cost vs. Value report . Comment?
Aug 12, 2016 | via Boston.com
Boston's long-awaited Millennium Tower has officially opened and the sales keep rolling in. A few weeks ago a condo on a top-floor sold for over $5 million , nowhere near what the 13,000-square-foot penthouse went for but still pretty impressive. Comment?
Jul 26, 2016 | via Boston.com
Home prices in Massachusetts are once again soaring into record territory, with June's median sale price closing in on the $400,000 mark, blowing past peaks set a decade ago during the height of the real estate bubble. Market tracker The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, pegged June's median at a slightly lower but still record $372,000. Comment?
Jun 24, 2016 | via Boston.com
The Boston area's most expensive suburbs and neighborhoods have also experienced some of biggest price gains over the past decade, real estate stats show. Cambridge, Brookline, Wellesley, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Winchester, Newton and Needham have led the pack, shattering price records last set during the last real estate boom in the mid-2000s, according to the Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. Comment?
Thursday Dec 1 | via Home
Inordinately tight inventories finally caught up with the Massachusetts housing market in October, as sales of single-family homes and condominiums were each down more than 5 percent from the same month a year earlier. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported this week that 4,596 single-family homes were sold in the Bay State during October, down 5.6 percent from the 4,870 sold in the same month in 2015. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 29 | via Boston.com
For the second time this year monthly home sales in Massachusetts dipped, while prices continued to climb in a market still dominated by more demand than there are homes for sale. Sales of single-family homes in October fell by 4.4 percent compared to the same month last year, while the median sale price increased by 3.7 percent to $340,000, according to new figures released Tuesday by The Warren Group. Comment?
Monday Nov 7 | via Boston.com
If Greater Boston's high home prices have you down, you don't have to move all the way to Missouri to find something affordable. The Granite State gained 70,000 new residents from neighboring Massachusetts from 2000 to 2013, according to the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies. Comment?
Friday Nov 4 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
Petitions to foreclose Massachusetts homes declined on a year-over-year basis in September, a possible sign that a huge backlog of delinquent mortgages is beginning to finally ease. The Warren Group reported this week that lenders in Massachusetts filed 958 petitions to foreclose during September, down 18.7 percent from the 1,179 filed in September 2015. Comment?
Oct 30, 2016 | via Lowell Sun
Home sales were flat in the state last month, a possible early sign that the most recent residential real-estate boom has leveled off. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported last week that 5,203 single-family homes were sold in Massachusetts last month, down 14 from the comparable year-ago total of 5,217. Comment?
48 min ago | via Fox News
Homeownership has always seemed to represent the American Dream, which is why so many families scrimp and save to buy a place to call their own. But recent data suggests that the dream may be dying. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Newms360.com
Pat Robertson, executive director of the Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System , tells legislators and retirees to think of PERS' massive $16.8 billion funding shortfall as a mortgage: "Having an unfunded liability is analogous to having a mortgage and making mortgage payments faithfully every month." Well, PERS' deficit "mortgage" does not work like yours and mine. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Connecticut Post
The balance of power in the US housing market will shift from sellers to buyers by 2019, according to experts surveyed by Zillow. The number of prospective homebuyers grew through the economic recovery, attracted by historically low mortgage rates and steady jobs growth. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Fox News
When it's time to sell your home, it's tempting to make a bunch of expensive changes in order to appeal to prospective buyers. That temptation could become even stronger if early showings or an open house results in feedback on the lack of expensive finishes, hardwood floors, or a revamped kitchen. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via The New Zealand Herald
The bank already has the power to regulate lending as a ratio of the property's purchase price and has used it to some effect. What harm could be done by adding another weapon to its armoury? Probably none, but Bill English is cautious. Comment?
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