Amherst Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Amherst, MA continually updated from thousands of sources.
Thursday May 28 | via WWLP
In the Hampshire County area, the average rent for a two bedroom one bath apartment can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 a month. About half of all Northampton residents are renters, and with rent over $1,000 a month, buying a home may sound appealing. Comment?
Friday May 22 | via Newswise
AMHERST, Mass. - A new study from researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concludes that workers and governments have paid a heavy price in lost employment, wages and taxes over the past 35 years as Main Street firms mimicked Wall Street by speculating in financial assets, while the benefits from these financial investments were reaped primarily by corporate debt and equity holders, fostering inequality and eroding general social welfare. Comment?
Mar 20, 2015 | via WWLP
New data from the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley shows that one Western Massachusetts County is selling homes at a much faster rate than the rest. 59 single family home were sold in Hampshire County in February of this year, compared to just 48 last year. Comment?
Mar 15, 2015 | via The Recorder
Advocates for bringing high-speed Internet to Shutesbury hope that within two years the project to make fiber-optic cable accessible to every home is a reality. Comment?
Jan 14, 2015 | via The Recorder
Home sales in Franklin County increased by 18.1 percent in 2014, the strongest showing of any of the three counties in the Pioneer Valley, although median prices held steady, compared with increases in Hampden and Hampshire counties, the Realtor Association of the Pioneer Valley reported this week. Comment?
Sunday | via Sentinel & Enterprise
This home on Route 119 in Pepperell recently came under agreement. Real-estate pros say many other things must materialize before a sale is final. Comment?
Sunday | via Lowell Sun
Ryan Schruender, president of the Northeast Association of Realtors, says one reason for higher year-over-year pending sales not resulting in higher year-over-year sales is that prospective sellers are unable to find a suitable next home. Schruender is in the kitchen of a listing he has in Andover. Comment?
Friday May 29 | via News Max
The reporter who broke the story about Sen. Elizabeth Warren's buying and selling of foreclosed houses told Newsmax TV how the Massachusetts Democrat refused to answer questions about the profit-making side business, despite the fact she's publicly warned against flipping real estate. "She is somebody that's come out and said this is too risky, come out and warned about the dangers of foreclosure and [she's] done it herself," National Review writer Jillian Kay Melchior said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." Comment?
Thursday May 28 | via Boston.com
The cost of buying a house in Massachusetts, already one of the most expensive states in the nation, just keeps on going up. The median price of a home in Massachusetts rose 3 percent from last year to $324,500, reports The Warren Group, which tracks home prices across the state. Comment?
Wednesday May 27 | via Boston.com
Massachusetts single-family home sales dropped in April compared to the same month last year, a Boston real estate tracking firm reported Wednesday. Sales of single-family homes fell 7.6 percent over the past year, to 3,171 from 3,434 , and condominium sales fell 6.5 percent, to 1,491 from 1,595, according to the Warren Group, which also publishes the trade journal Banker & Tradesman . Comment?
8 min ago | via The Washington Post
Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami-area home from foreclosure: They're lining up gigs for their family jazz band. They enjoy performing. Comment?
22 min ago | via WATE-TV Knoxville
First Tennessee Bank has agreed to pay the U.S. government $212.5 million after admitting to making bad mortgage loans that left taxpayers footing the bill. According to the U.S. Justice Department, between January 2006 and October 2008, the Memphis-based bank repeatedly approved Federal Housing Administration loans for ineligible borrowers through its subsidiary First Horizon Home Loans Corp. When many of those loans later defaulted, the banks holding the loans were able to submit insurance claims to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for their losses. Comment?
40 min ago | via NWAonline
The Jacksonville man accused with his wife of abducting and killing real estate agent Beverly Carter said information stored on his cellphone will clear him of wrongdoing, but he won't give the pass code to authorities because he can't trust they will preserve the evidence. Arron Lewis, who is charged in the death of real estate agent Beverly Carter, spoke briefly Monday as he was escorted out of Pulaski County Circuit Court after a hearing Monday, June 1, 2015. Comment?
49 min ago | via TheBlogThatRuthBuilt.com
Do you need a loan? Is your credit trashed due to bankruptcy or foreclosure? You may be surprised to find that you do have options. If you have no other options and truly need some quick cash, payday advances can be a feasible option. Comment?
1 hr ago | via GlobeNewswire
Bob has been in the mortgage industry for over 22 years. He was named as one of the Nation's Top 200 Mortgage Originators by Mortgage Executive Magazine and has received many Top Producer awards throughout his career. Comment?
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