MAHA educates and mobilizes across Massachusetts to break down barriers to affordable and sustainable homeownership.

    Pedal Poker River Run Rocks Neponset

    Under gorgeous skies on October 19th, participants in the annual Pedal Poker River Run enjoyed fall and raised important resources for non-profit organizations working in Dorchester, Mattapan, and Milton. Thanks to sponsors and donors income from the event doubled from last year to more than $15,400.

    Bikers completed a seventeen mile loop starting at Pope John Paul Park in Dorchester and featuring stops at sponsor Blue Hills Bank in Hyde Park and partner Brookwood Community Farm in Milton. Walkers and runners finished a 5K route on the beautiful DCR Neponset River Trail.

    Many thanks to our lead sponsors for the event Mortgage Master and SBLI as well as Blue Hills Bank and Vargas & Vargas Insurance.

    Shifting Patterns As Mortgage Lenders Vie For Market Share

    October 9, 2013 - Six of the top dozen home purchase mortgage lenders are independent mortgage companies according to a recent analysis of 2012 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data by MAHA board member Jim Campen.

    Wells Fargo Bank topped the list with 3,365 home purchase loans last year but Walpole-based Mortgage Master, Guaranteed Rate from Chicago, and NE Moves occupied the next three spots. RBS Citizens was fifth followed by Residential Mortgage Services from Maine, Salem Five, Leader Bank, California-based Prospect Mortgage and Sovereign Bank rounding out the top ten. Bank of America and Danvers-based Mortgage Network were eleventh and twelfth respectively.

    All twelve lenders made more than 1,000 home purchase loans in Massachusetts in 2012.


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