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Market Update
Thursday, July 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Median Prices Continue to Climb in June »
NEAR reported today that statewide closed sales and median prices rose year-over-year, while locally closed sales were sli...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buyer Competition Continues as Inventory Remains Low »
NEAR reported today that statewide closed sales and median prices rose year-over-year, while locally closed sales were sli...
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Low Supply and Price Growth Keep First-time Buyers on the Sidelines »
The National Association of REALTORS ® ’ 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows that despite strong interest in o...
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...

Legal
Wednesday, March 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - March 2019 »
Can I put surveillance cameras in my property to make sure the tenants in my vacation rental are following the rules?...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - February 2019 »
The Property Transfer Lead Paint Notification says that it must be provided prior to the signing of a purchase and sale ag...
Thursday, January 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - January 2019 »
January 2019 Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline   What is my responsibility as a homeowner for snow rem...
Monday, December 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - December »
December Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline What changes have been made to the MAR Forms Library?? The For...
Thursday, November 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lead Paint FAQs »
State and Federal lead paint disclosure laws have been on the books for over 20 years and in that time not a lot of change...

Legislative
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Real Estate Tax Hike Proposed by Gov. Baker »
In case you missed it, news broke over the weekend and was shared via our social channels that Governor Baker is proposing...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Short-Term Rental Law in MA »
On December 28, 2018, Governor Baker signed into law a bill regulating and taxing short-term rentals. The timeline for imp...
Thursday, November 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Action Needed - Protect Homeownership! »
NAR is OPPOSED to the tax reform legislation unveiled in the House last week. This bill is a direct threat to consumers,...
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...

Member News
Thursday, October 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEAR Leadership Elected & Trends Presentation at 2018 Annual Meeting »
A packed room full of NEAR members gathered today for our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers at the Radisson Hotel in...
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
Thursday, March 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEAR Scholarship Presented to MCC Student »
On Wednesday, March 6th, NEAR President Mark Kavanagh, Community Service Co-chair Judy Cronin, and NEAR CEO Maria Brogan a...
Friday, March 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lessons Learned from the Market Shift Seminar »
Maria Brogan NEAR CEO   As the industry saying goes, shift h...
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Association Update with President Mark »
    Tune in for a quick update on our local market, upcoming events, and things to know!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Leadership Installed for 2019! »
Members of the Northeast Association of REALTORS® (NEAR) gathered at the Boxborough Regency recently for the formal instal...
Friday, September 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawrence/Andovers Explosion Help »
We are all aware of the devastating explosions impacting Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover -- the home and workplace of...

Hot Topics in RE
Wednesday, February 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How the Qualified Business Income Deduction Affects REALTORS® »
Below are examples of how the Qualified Business Income Deduction of Section 199A impacts real estate professionals (Inclu...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coming Soon Listings »
Many members have reached out to us regarding ‘Coming Soon’ properties and their growing popularity via Facebook ads, sign...
Friday, July 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Your Clients Are Celebrating Their ‘Housiversary’? »
The hashtag “ #Housiversary ” has been trending on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, as homeowners find new ways to mark t...
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...