A survey conducted by Digital Third Coast using Amazon Mechanical Turk platform polled 2,000 Americans from all parts of the country and across different age groups to learn more about the "average American's" views on homeownership and what their ideal home would look like and cost. The results...
The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) outdid its past record high for confidence in housing this past month. The index rose 0.6 percentage points month-over-month and 6.1 points year-over-year. The boost is attributed to optimistic sellers who are benefiting from the rising home pr...
On Tuesday, Congress voted in favor of rolling back Dodd-Frank banking rules. The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 was a massive financial law enacted in response to the financial crisis. President Donald Trump signed the legislation on Thursday, lifting restrictions on community banks. As a result, more h...
The greater Boston real estate market is red hot. That’s not a secret, but some communitiesare scorching hot. There are many options available for home buyers from single family residences to condos and multi-families. However, the current climate is fostering a major boom in new construction. Wi...
Billy Joel's Florida Mansion now on Castles Magazine! This 8 bedroom, 11 bathroom oceanfront home of one of America's biggest stars is now listed for $31,900,000. Check out the listing here.  
As temperatures get hotter, so does the housing market, with price increases totaling 8 percent year-over-year, according to a® report. This March climb has sent the median list price from $275,000 in July 2017 to $280,000.  According to the data, March saw 1.29 million listings and h...
Large, 19,900 sqare feet multi-family lot just sold in Newton, MA. The lot offers an abundance of development potential. The home is in good-condition. There are 2 units that span the  3 floors and 7 rooms of the home. Unit #1 consists of 1-bedroom, living room, kitchen, and 1-bathroom. Unit #2 c...
Hi Everyone! Looking to own a home in Boston? You're not alone; Check out Castles Unlimited's Boston Market Report, filled with everything you need to know about Boston's real estate activity in 2017! Follow this link to view:
With the coming of spring, so comes the busy buying and selling season in the housing market. The market is seeing developments across the country of low inventory and rising rates.  The Kiplinger Letter, an online source for business forecasts, shared a spring market trend report in which David ...
Since the start of the year, the average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate has been rising, with an increase just this week up to 4.45 percent from 4.44 the week before, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The Federal Reserve increased its interest rate this Wednesday, ...

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