HUD and EPA Enforcement Action Leads to $2.25 Million Settlement from Real Estate Companies

Boston, MA - March 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A large, Boston-based real estate corporation, The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), and nearly two dozen associated property owners have agreed to pay a $200,000 penalty and spend more than $2 million in lead paint abatement work at residential properties to settle an enforcement action brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Massachusetts Home Sales Down Again in February

WALTHAM, MA, - March 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that single-family home sales were down 11.4 percent in February compared to the same time last year, while condominium sales were down 16.4 percent. The median price for a single-family home was $252,500 and the median price for a condominium in February was $213,250.

Boston Announces $4M in Available Funds to Support Redevelopment of Foreclosed Properties

Mayor Says Neighborhood Stabilization Program Resources Designed to Expedite the Restoration of Valuable Housing Stock March 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the availability of more than $4 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds for the acquisition and rehabilitation of foreclosed and abandoned properties by non-profit and for profit developers, the latest milestone in Boston’s efforts to stabilize those neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by foreclosures.

Tiger Home Inspection Promoting the Use of REALTORS in Radio Public Service Campaign

PSAs to run on Boston-area radio stations 105.7 WROR-FM and 102.5 WKLB-FM over 40 weeks in 2009

RHA Fair Housing Seminar

March 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — If you have not taken a Massachusetts specific Fair Housing course then you do not understand how fair housing laws apply in the Commonwealth. While federal fair housing laws establish minimum standards, states are empowered to expand upon those standards.

Mayor Menino Announces Boston’s New Leading the Way III Housing Strategy

Executive Summary Details Focus on Workforce Housing; Continued Foreclosure Reclamation; Homelessness Reduction, Rental Housing Preservation

Housing Market Hits a Triple for First-Time Homebuyers

Affordable prices, low mortgage rates and $8000 tax credit create unique opportunity

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Western Massachusetts Electric Company Files Large-Scale Solar Energy Plan

February 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) announced February 12 that it has submitted a solar energy plan to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. The plan would implement large-scale solar installations that could begin generating power by 2010.

Mayor Menino Announces City Could Benefit from $8M to Aid Boston’s Foreclosure Efforts

Funding Will Enhance Foreclosure Intervention Team’s Neighborhood Stabilization Initiatives February 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that the City of Boston has been approved to receive $4.23 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP),

REALTOR® Study Reports that 90 Percent of Home Buyers and Sellers are Using the...

WALTHAM, MA - February 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A new study on Massachusetts home buyers and sellers found that over 90 percent of all home buyers and sellers are using the Internet as part of their home buying and selling process

Massachusetts REALTORS Report Single-Family Home Sales Gains in December

WALTHAM, MA - January 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that single-family homes sales were up 3.2 percent in December compared to the same time last year. While median prices continue to go down, this is the third month in the last four to experience sales increases.

Mayor Menino Announces $11M in Federal Funds for Two Affordable Senior Housing Developments

Highlights Long-Awaited Funding as Catalyst for Urban Projects After Years of Reductions

River Works Credit Union is a MassHousing Approved Lender

BOSTON, MA - December 29, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — MassHousing announced today that River Works Credit Union in Lynn is now an approved lender...

Massachusetts Home Sales Down in November After Two Straight Months of Increases

WALTHAM, MA - December 26, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that single-family home sales were down 21.8...

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Kurt Thompson, Templeton resident and Realtor® with Keller Williams Realty - North Central in Leominster, was installed on December 7, 2017 as Treasurer of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2018. The event took place at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Mass. and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Thompson’s term officially begins on January 1, 2018.