Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

Second Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142

Real Estate and Foreclosure Resources on the Internet

 

Real estate market information for Boston and for cities around the world

CBRE Global Resarch Gateway
http://www.cbre.com/en/research/Pages/default.aspx
Global statistics on real estate (registration required)

Jones Lang LaSalle – Greater Boston Market
http://www.us.am.joneslanglasalle.com/unitedstates/en-us/pages/Boston-Research-Portal.aspx
Statistics and information on the Greater Boston office, R&D and industrial real estate markets

Massachusetts Association of Realtors – Housing and Research Data
http://www.marealtor.com/content/housing_research_data.htm
Home sales data back to 1991; buyer/seller profile data, trends & analysis

Massachusetts Registry of Deeds
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/rod/rodlst/lstidx.htm
A list of all the Registry of Deeds offices throughout the Commonwealth with addresses, phone numbers and websites. Many of these websites have online search capabilities.

Mortgage-X
http://mortgage-x.com/calculators/amortization.htm
Mortgage amortization calculator

National Association of Realtors – Research
http://www.realtor.org/research-and-statistics
Research reports on economic indicators, housing statistics, and other topics in the field of real estate

Trulia
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Boston-Massachusetts/
Boston Real Estate Overview

Foreclosure Resources

City of Boston – Department of Neighborhood Development – Preventing Foreclosure
http://www.cityofboston.gov/dnd/bhc/Preventing_Foreclosure_Boston’s_Foreclosure_Prevention_Initiative.asp
Resources for preventing foreclosure and for buying foreclosed properties

City of Boston – Department of Neighborhood Development – Real Estate Trends
http://www.cityofboston.gov/DND/
A recurring report on residential sales, foreclosures and rents in Boston

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston – Foreclosure Resource Center
http://www.bos.frb.org/commdev/foreclosures/index.htm
Resources for consumers, data and analysis, policy and procedures as well as articles and research from Federal Reserve Bank of Boston publications

ForeclosureMass
http://www.foreclosuresmass.com/
Basic statistics on the number of foreclosures filed in Massachusetts and by county

Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2011
http://nuweb9.neu.edu/dukakiscenter/wp-content/uploads/2011_Housing_Report_Card.pdf
From The Boston Foundation, Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association and the Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University

Massachusetts Public Notices
http://ma.mypublicnotices.com/PublicNotice.asp
Foreclosure and Mortgagee’s sale of real estate notices published in nearly 100 Massachusetts newspapers

Massachusetts Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation – Foreclosure Resources
http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/consumer/housing/foreclosure-resources/

Massachusetts Division of Banks
http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/dob-lp/
Many resources for homeowners facing foreclosure as well as access to the state’s Online Foreclosure Database