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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, July 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - July 2019 »
What, if anything, do I have to disclose to prospective buyers about conditions that are outside the four corners of the p...
Monday, June 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - June 2019 »
A tenant is asking permission to have an emotional support animal and the building does not allow pets – can I say no?...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - May 2019 »
My seller has a home security system in the property I have listed. Do I have to disclose this to potential buyers and the...
Monday, April 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAR Legal Hotline Notes - April 2019 »
A colleague in another state recently told me that they received a letter from the EPA stating that the EPA would be perfo...
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?...

Legislative
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Members Visit Beacon Hill to Advocate for Expanding Homeownership, Housing Production and More »
On June 12 th , NEAR members joined hundreds of REALTORS® from across the Commonwealth for our 34 th Annual REALTOR® Day...
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...

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...