Barnstable Real Estate News
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Cape Cod Times
BARNSTABLE – What a difference a few warm, sunny days can make. Real estate agents attributed the long-anticipated winter thaw to a significant uptick in buyer interest in Cape homes since the end of March and reported brisk business Saturday and Sunday. Comment?
Saturday Apr 11 | via Cape Cod Times
WEST YARMOUTH While harsh winter weather and a slow start to spring have resulted in fewer homes on the market, real estate professionals are reporting even sales and higher prices paid compare to last year this time. At the end of March, there were 2,797 homes for sale on the Cape, the Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors said Thursday. Comment?
Mar 10, 2015 | via Cape Cod Times
BARNSTABLE – Through back-to-back months of downright hibernation weather, the Cape's real estate market has managed to remain remarkably active, and agents from across the region are anticipating even better things to come. The Barnstable County Registry of Deeds reported on Monday a 3.1 percent drop in the volume of real estate sales for February compared with a year ago. Comment?
Feb 20, 2015 | via Cape Cod Times
Alan Hunter and Bob Folan have joined the staff of Realtors at ERA Cape Cod Real Estate 's West Dennis office. Hunter comes to ERA after a career in real estate management at ZipRealty and Coldwell Banker Residential. Comment?
Feb 6, 2015 | via Cape Cod Times
Foreclosure petitions – the filings that start the foreclosure process – rose by 55 percent in Barnstable County over the past year, according to new data released Thursday, signaling the potential for an impending spike in the number of homes seized by banks. “We don't see any signs of another bubble bursting,” said Cassidy Murphy, editorial director of The Warren Group, which tracks real estate data across New England. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via Housing Wire
The Appeals Court of Massachusetts found in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration System and upheld the validity of its assignment of a mortgage. This is the latest in a long string of legal victories for MERS, as covered in the April issue of HousingWire magazine. Comment?
14 hrs ago | via Boston.com
After a tough winter that kept buyers off the roads and homes off the market, early signs point to a strong rebound in real estate activity this spring. Listings are up. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
Pending home sales rose in Massachusetts for the 24th time in 25 months, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. The Realtor-advocacy group reported Tuesday that 4,836 single-family homes came under agreement in March, up 14.4 percent from the same month a year earlier. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Ayer Public Spirit
Home buyers in Massachusetts puts deals under agreement at a faster clip in March compared to last year. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors announced Tuesday morning that pending home sales for the month were up more than 14 percent compared to last March. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 7 | via Boston.com
Home prices are soaring in many communities, open houses are packed, and bidding wars are back in style, which all begs the question: Is Massachusetts heading towards another housing bubble? A recent report by a Florida property valuation firm suggests that Massachusetts is among 13 states and the District of Columbia, where home prices are rising far faster than the cost of building or renting a home. The widening gap could be an early warning sign that the state is creeping back into another bubble, said David Macpherson, an economist with Smithfield & Wainwright, which values real state for regulatory agencies and financial institutions. Comment?
Feb 11, 2009 | via Examiner.com
"U.S. home prices will reach bottom by the end of the year, concluding a slide that will have cut values 36 percent, Moody's Economy.com said today. "Notwithstanding the intensifying economic gloom, the bottom of the housing downturn is within sight," chief economist Mark Zandi said in a statement today. Comment?
Feb 9, 2009 | via Examiner.com
While Wall Street and the world waits for tomorrow's grand unveiling of the latest scheme to fix it all, it is important to remember how high the real bill could be. Because while Congress haggles over a few billion here and a few billion there, in the big picture the taxpayer is already on the hook for as much as $9.7 trillion. Comment?
24 min ago | via San Mateo Daily Journal
California home prices reached fresh seven-year-highs in March, a research firm said Friday, helping sales rebound from a two-month slide as some homeowners put their property on the market to reap gains. The median sales price for new and existing houses and condominiums was $397,000, up about 5 percent from $378,000 in February and about 6 percent from $376,000 in March 2014, CoreLogic said. Comment?
30 min ago | via Inman Real Estate News
There's a shift coming that's about to wreak havoc at the closing table for agents and clients alike. On Aug. 1, 2015, the new TRID forms replace the HUD-1 Settlement and Good Faith Estimate. Comment?
35 min ago | via Castanet.net
A few short years ago you could tell your banker how much you made, look them in the eye and then promise you would make your payments. As long as you had a great credit rating, that was good enough then, but not any longer. Comment?
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