During the state's real estate boom earlier this decade, prices for single-family homes increased 80 percent. Now new home sales and prices have dropped significantly, and a mortgage crisis is burgeoning. What does it mean for you?
The number of Massachusetts residents losing homes to foreclosure dropped nearly 29.5 percent to 6,778, compared with the same period last year, according to data released.
The slumping downtown condo market is showing signs of improvement, but still has not stabilized at the top end. This quarter data show sales fell 32.3 percent.
Justin McGuffee relocated to a one-bedroom apartment in the South End, where he pays $300 less per month than his previous apartment.
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Sept. 12, 2008 Buying chat transcript
Buyer's agent and real estate blogger Rona Fischman talked about buying in the current market.
Sept. 11, 2008 Mortgage chat transcript
Holden Lewis, senior mortgage reporter for Bankrate.com, talked about the mortgage market in the aftermath of the Fannie-Freddie takeover.
Sept. 10, 2008 Fixer-upper chat transcript
Ed Zotti, editor of 'The Straight Dope' and author of 'The Barn House', talked about fixer-uppers.
April 15, 2008 Home-selling chat transcript
Linda O'Connor, a Realtor since 1983 and theowner of REALPRO Associates in Beverly, answered your questions on selling in today's market.
April 14, 2007 Mortgage chat transcript
John O'Hara, who manages operations in the residential lending market at Sherwood Mortgage Group, chatted about navigating the mortgage maze.
April 11, 2008 Home-buying chat transcript
William Mullen III, general counsel for the Greater Boston Association of Realtors, took questions on the home-buying process.
Jan. 24, 2008 Holden Lewis chat transcript
Bankrate.com's Holden Lewis chatted about the current mortgage market, and whether now is a good time to refinance.
March 17, 2008 Buying on the Cape chat transcript
Edward McKenna and Maria Lamb, agents with Buyer Brokers of Cape Cod-Berard Associates in Barnstable, chatted about finding the best deals on Cape Cod.
Sept. 19, 2007 Real estate chat transcript
Kimberly Blanton, residential real estate reporter for The Boston Globe, took questions on the Massachusetts real estate market.
Sept. 17. 2007 Mortgage chat transcript
Peter Milewski, director of mortgage insurance for MassHousing, was took your mortgage questions.