Barry Bluestone Foresees the End of Massachusetts’ Foreclosure Crisis

Barry Bluestone

By Jenifer b. McKim | The Boston Globe | May 14, 2013 After six years and tens of thousands of homeowners financially ruined, the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts finally appears to have run its course, as the number of property seizures drops dramatically and home values rise steadily. The latest figures, released Monday by a […]

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 […]

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