WBUR – Fixing Boston’s Housing Market – 11/13/13


Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center, weighs in on how we can fix the Boston housing market during an interview with WBUR.

Barry Bluestone predicts impact of baby boomers on housing market

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Downsizing doomsday? Why some experts worry a mass sell-off of sprawling suburban homes could stall the housing market By Melissa Schorr | The Boston Globe | June 30, 2013 WITH BIDDING WARS heating up, construction booming, and mortgage rates still at historic lows, the housing market is finally on the rise — but a new problem might be […]

Bay State foreclosures fall to their lowest level so far in 2012


By Thomas Grillo | Boston Business Journal | September 17, 2012 The number of Massachusetts homes facing foreclosure dropped by double digits in July, the lowest monthly level recorded so far this year, according to market tracker The Warren Group. A total of 1,198 foreclosures were initiated in Massachusetts last month, down from 1,441 petitions in July 2011, […]

Fewer Mass. homeowners ‘underwater’ on mortgages


By Jenifer B. McKim | The Boston Globe | September 12, 2012 Nearly 232,000 Massachusetts homeowners were “underwater” at the end of the second quarter of this year, meaning they owed more to lenders than their properties were worth. That was down from 250,166 during the first three months of 2012, an indicator that the state’s housing […]

Time to buy … if you can

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By Barry Bluestone | Boston.com | July 27, 2012 As a general rule, you will do much better taking advice from a used car salesman or, for that matter, a fortune teller than an economist.  Economists, on the whole, are much better when it comes to arguing abstract theory about the past or the future than providing even […]

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