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Market Update
Wednesday, August 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prices Rise as High Demand and Historically-low Inventory Continue »
NEAR reported today that local area median prices are at or over the $400,000 threshold for the third straight month. ...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Median Sales Prices Continue to Rise as Inventory Remains Low »
The Northeast Association of Realtors® (NEAR) reported today that the local summer real estate market continues to be very...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Closed Sales Down in April as Inventory Remains Limited »
The Northeast Association of Realtors® (NEAR) reported today that the local Spring real estate market is in full bloom. Si...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spring Market in Full Bloom Despite Dwindling Inventory »
The Northeast Association of Realtors® (NEAR) reported today that the local Spring real estate market is in full bloom. Si...
Friday, March 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Local January Market Update »
The Northeast Association of Realtors® (NEAR) reported today that the 2017 real estate market started strong. Single-famil...

Legal
Friday, September 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - September 2017 »
Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline My seller-client is unsure if proper permits were obtained for finishing his b...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - August 2017 »
Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline What is the status of the Massachusetts data security regulations and do they app...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - July 2017 »
 I’d like to hire an unlicensed real estate assistant. How can I make sure that I am complying with licensing laws?...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - June 2017 »
A local oil company is offering $200 gift cards to REALTORS® in my office in exchange for referrals. Is this a RESPA viola...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - May 2017 »
A buyer’s agent scheduled a showing of an occupied home and the lockbox recorded entry to the home with the agent’s code....

Legislative
Thursday, August 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flood Insurance Program To Expire Sept. 30th »
The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) needs your help to drive messages to Members of Congress urging them to support...
Saturday, May 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEAR Members & Thousands of Realtors® Visit Washington DC to Advocate for Homeownership »
On behalf of current and future home and property owners throughout the country, more than 9,600 Realtors® traveled to Was...
Friday, March 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Members Address Housing Concerns at Local Legislative Forum »
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, members of NEAR, the Newburyport Association of REALTORS®, and the Massachusetts Association o...

Member News
Friday, April 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEAR Members Recognized at Recent Awards Gala »
Linda Kody, broker-owner of Kody & Company, Inc. in North Andover, has been named REALTOR® of the Year by the Northeas...
Friday, February 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Agency Disclosure Form Available »
ATTENTION REALTORS®: The Board of Registration for Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons has issued a NEW Mandatory Age...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEAR BP Lisa Fiandaca Promoted at MassHousing »
MassHousing promotes Lisa Fiandaca to Director of Homeownership Production MassHousing recently announced that two...

NEAR News
Wednesday, August 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thursday, April 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thursday, March 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FHA Appraiser Identity Theft »
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently became aware of a...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Members Present Scholarship at MCC »
On March 1st, NEAR members Denise Olivares-Molina, President-elect Susan Callahan, and Community Service Committee Co-chai...

Hot Topics in RE
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Avoid Pitfalls with Real Estate Team Advertising »
Shout the name of your team from the rooftops, but don’t ignore the brokerage you’re affiliated with. Q: I have a te...
Friday, February 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Coming Soon" Rules Under MLS PIN »
  "Coming Soon" Listings: Know Your Obligations Under MLS PIN Rules   No doubt you've heard the bu...

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