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Market Update
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...
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...

Legal
Monday, June 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - June 2018 »
June Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline I’ve heard that Facebook is under a lot of scrutiny lately for enablin...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - May 2018 »
May Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline I s ubmitted a great offer on a house and never got a response. I...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - April 2018 »
April Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline Am I permitted to pay a referral fee to someone with an “inactive” license...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - March 2018 »
March Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline Can an email or text message from an agent bind a client to a transact...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - February 2018 »
Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline My accountant recommended that I establish an LLC for my commission payments, c...

Legislative
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...
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
Monday, May 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEAR Members Join Thousands of Realtors® in DC to Advocate Policy Issues Affecting Homeownership »
More than 9,000 Realtors® gathered in Washington, D.C. this week, during the 2018 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trad...
Monday, December 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Susan Callahan Installed as NEAR President for 2018 »
Members of the Northeast Association of REALTORS® (NEAR) gathered at the Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro recently for the...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thursday, April 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)

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...