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As home prices rise and inventory tightens up across the country, states and cities are proposing innovative solutions to provide more homes to more people.
Massachusetts is home to some of the country’s largest and most expensive single-family home lots.
Realtor.com recently released their hottest markets list for 2019. Boston, despite its high home prices, is still trending and ranks No. 10 on the 2019 list.
Local REALTORS build an organic, community gardening space for use by South Shore residents.
Participants engaged in placemapping. When Ben Scranton, CEO of the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV) in Western Massachusetts, first learned about Placemaking Grants, he was immediately intrigued. Scranton was attending a meeting hosted by …
Commuter rail lines are essential to reducing traffic and connecting outlying areas to job opportunities. Because it makes more housing and employment opportunities available, rail service helps increase property values. But while the Greater Boston ar …
Finding affordable housing is a major challenge in Massachusetts, but the North Shore Association of REALTORS® is actively working to help lower-income buyers discover housing options. Massachusetts is home to some of the country’s largest and most exp …
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Advances in real estate technology are a big reason why homebuyers are getting comfortable making one of the most important decisions of their lives from a laptop.
The McMansion was considered the ultimate sign of affluence in the late 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, before the crash of the housing market in 2008.
Know what your homeowners insurance covers if a trick-or-treater gets injured, or if your property gets damaged on Halloween.
Members of Congress ask for upgrades to schools, transportation, utilities, hospitals and more in areas that are part of or are close to military installations.
Earlier this month, we suggested it was a good idea to document your belongings as a precaution to any kind of disaster. The response to our story was overwhelmingly positive.
Documenting all of your belongings certainly may seem like an intimidating undertaking, but with the right assistance and resources it can be totally manageable.
Do “disaster investors” help or hinder communities hit by events like hurricanes, tornados, floods or wildfires?
It’s been a long-time coming, but new loan policies for condominiums are finally coming to fruition which will create more housing affordability for Americans.
In cities around the country, legal cannabis dispensaries are acting as a beacon – indicating that a neighborhood’s property values are, or soon will be, on the rise.