While casinos bring in revenue, I believe they generate lower paying jobs. I also wonder what other problems they create. You are taking money out of Massachusetts residents hands with out them receiving any goods or services of value.
Most of the money generated will be money from the Massachusetts citizens pockets. Casinos are just moving taxpayers hard earned money around inside the state for the most part. I could not find any statistics on it but I would guess over 60%-70% of the money generated will be from Massachusetts residents.
Also casinos bring crime and problem gambling to the table. Statistics show that almost 3% of the population are problem or pathological gamblers. Statistics also show if you live with in 50 miles of a casino you are twice as likely to have a gambling problem.
Lets face, casinos and lotteries exist for profit.... meaning far more people lose than win.
As a state, lets spend our time money and energy encouraging businesses that provide good paying jobs and produces valuable goods or services that are sold on a national or global level, bringing in revenue from outside of the state.... more
I am sorry to tell you but the FHA has the most liberal guidelines. However, where did you go to learn this and how far into the process did you get?
Qualifying ratios, down payment requirements etc. are more demanding these days and so it's tougher to get a mortgage even with a good credit score. As frustrating as this situation is, it's also good.
There used to be an expression - If a bank won't give you the loan, it's not worth pursuing. In other words, it's too risky, it's a bad business concept or you're spreading yourself too thin. No matter what the reason, the bank has looked at the figures and determined that it's just too much for you to handle and be safe. Why not take a moment to listen to that?
Do you know exactly what you need to do in order ot qualify? If you don't, you should find out. Rather than looking for some source of funding so that you end up in a precarious position, why not find out precisely what you need to do to get the loan and then spend the next 3-6 months slashing your current expenses so that you have paid down debt or added to your down payment ability so that you do qualify?
Believe me - that is exactly the right way to go. Assuming you've gone to a credible financial institution, this is a message you should really listen to. The more fiscally sound you are, the faster you will acquire wealth.... more
Forget about the Airport noise. There's more noise from the Latin people playing salsa music from the cars, blowing the car horns and yelling in the streets. This goes on any hour of the day. I would rather put up with the noise from the planes any time. Moving to East Boston is like living in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Rio and Central America combined. If you are on welfare or illegal Eastie welcomes you. I would advise to look somewhere else more desirable. Big mistake to ever move here.... more