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Consumers are Becoming More Optimistic about the Economy

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With an increase in employment opportunities, consumers are becoming more optimistic about the economy.  In turn, this improves the housing market.  Fannie Mae’s February 2015 Housing Survey™ showed an all time high of 47 percent of people think that the economy is headed in the right

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Despite Increased Inventory, First-Time Homebuyers Deterred From Purchasing

After taking a direct hit in 2012 during the economic slump, and then rising gently in 2013, the national inventory of homes for sale has jumped 11.8 percent in May. However, most of the homes were in the top and middle thirds of the market. Homes in the most affordable price bracket, most favored by first time homebuyers, has been falling [...]

Massachusetts Ranked Best State to Live In

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The ranking was based on a composite of 5 different scores, including affordability, economy, safety, education & health, and quality of life.