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Mass. homes sales post big December gains

Sam Bonacci |

Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts ended the year on a high note with a 10 percent increase over December 2013, according to The Warren Group.

Sales of existing homes edge up in U.S.

Carol McDonald |

Sales of existing homes in December rose 2.4 percent from November, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Friday.

Banks to pay Mass. $2.7M in foreclosure accord

Four of the nation’s largest banks have agreed to pay $2.7 million and repair defective property titles to resolve claims that they unlawfully foreclosed on properties in Massachusetts to which...

N.E. housing forecast: more young buyers, tight inventory

A study by RE/MAX of New England is predicting increased activity this year among younger homebuyers but not enough homes to change hands in high-demand areas of the region.

With sale, Higgins site prepares for second life

Sam Bonacci |

When the Higgins Armory Museum closed on New Year's Eve 2013, Worcester was left wondering whether the unique, art deco building would have a new owner who would find a new use for the...

Mass. home sales end 2014 on a high note

Sam Bonacci |

December saw a year-over-year increase in pending home sales as the state closed out 2014 with sales and price gains over 2013, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

Leominster receives $10K to study business property

The city of Leominster has received $9,800 to conduct an environmental assessment of a vacant commercial building in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, officials announced Tuesday.

Report: Office vacancies hit 14-year low

Sam Bonacci |

Office market vacancies from Boston out to MetroWest closed out 2014 at their lowest level since 2001, according to commercial real estate management firm Transwestern.

Notable 2014 commercial sales


THEN TO NOW: With a nod to city's industrial heyday, Worcester developers mix modern needs into past architectures

Sam Bonacci |

Whether it's a former car dealership that now houses two of Worcester's well-trafficked restaurants, or a former vocational school that contains the city's newest, high-line loft...

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