Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions

Pending Sales Maintain Steady Year-Over-Year Increases for Almost Four Years This February

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that ongoing buyer demand pushed pending sales up three percent over last year. Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months, marking almost four years of positive gains in single family homes put under agreement. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices was positive in February. This month’s “Hot Topic” question finds that the conversation of "tiny" houses has never come up between the majority of Realtors® and their clients

MassHousing Provides $102.7 Million in Financing for Four Affordable Housing Communities for Senior Citizens...

Senior citizens living in four affordable housing communities in Boston, Framingham, Newton and New Bedford will see the preservation of affordability and extensive property renovations as a result of $102.7 million in MassHousing financing

Massachusetts Real Estate Market Starts Strong in 2017

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that the 2017 real estate market started strong with the most closed home sales in a January since MAR began recording the data in 2004. Continuing buyer demand pushed closed sales up more three percent over last year. Single-family median prices also saw a hike over last year. Condominium sales and median price closed up in January as well.

Buyer Demand Keeps Pending Sales Strong in January

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that ongoing buyer demand pushed pending home sales up in January more than 10 percent compared to the same time last year. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices was positive in January. This month’s “Hot Topic” question finds that the majority of Realtors® in Massachusetts are not yet using 3-D, virtual or augmented reality technology in marketing homes. However, a significant portion (35 percent) have tried the technology on some of their listings, indicating that this is a burgeoning trend among agents

Realtor® Study Finds Share of First-Time Home Buyers in Massachusetts Drops to Record Low...

First-time homebuyers are finding it increasingly difficult to locate a home in Massachusetts as home prices and low inventory have significantly increased competition in the market according to the 2016 Massachusetts Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. The study found that the share of first-time homebuyers dropped to a low of 35 percent, which is the lowest share of first-time buyers since the Profile began collecting Massachusetts data in 2003.

MassHousing Awards $385,000 for Affordable Sober Housing and Support Services for Those in Recovery...

“These CCRI grants are helping dedicated nonprofit organizations across Massachusetts provide the housing and services these individuals and families require to become successful in beating addiction and leading stable, productive lives.’

Massachusetts Home Sales Flat in December After a Strong Year

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that 2016 closed out in December with single-family home sales essentially at the same pace as last year. Eleven of the 12 months of the year saw an increase in home sales over 2015. Median prices were also up for 10 straight months as home values reached new highs. Condominium sales were down in December, after a year of mostly increases. Overall, 2016 was a positive year for home sales in Massachusetts as both year-end single-family and condominium sales and median prices were up over 2015.

Pending Home Sales and Market Confidence in Massachusetts Housing Market both up in December...

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that holiday cheer wasn’t the only thing in abundance in December as both the number of homes put under agreement and prices were up in the final month of the year. This was also true for condominiums put under agreement. This trend was mirrored in the year-end totals for 2016 compared to 2015. Realtors’® confidence in the market was positive again in December as their confidence in prices was down slightly.

Run-up to Election Didn’t Keep Home Buyers on Sidelines as November Sales and Prices...

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that buyers didn’t let the presidential election season keep them from buying homes this past fall as closed home sales were up nearly 20 percent in November compared to the same time in 2015. Both sales and median prices for single-family homes reached their highest levels for November since 2004. Inventory continued its downward trend dropping to its lowest level since January 2004. Median prices and sales both rose for condominiums this month.

Homebuyers Stayed Focused in November and Pushed Pending Home Sales Up

Realtor® clients showing some concern with interest rates increasing  WALTHAM, Mass. – December, 14, 2016 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that...

Weymouth Broker Installed as 2016 President-Elect of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®

Rita Coffey, Carver resident and associate broker at CENTURY 21 Tullish & Clancy in Weymouth, was installed on December 5, 2016 as president-elect of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2017.  The event took place at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, Mass. and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Coffey’s term officially begins on January 1, 2017

Brewster’s Anne Blatz to Serve on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Association of...

Annie Blatz, broker-manager at Kinlin Grover Real Estate in Brewster, will serve as Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) in 2017

Lenox Broker Installed as Treasurer of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®

Anne Meczywor, broker/associate at Roberts & Associates Realty Inc. in Lenox, was installed on December 5, 2016 as the Secretary-Treasurer of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2017. The event took place at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, Mass. and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Closed Home Sales Dip in October for the Third Time This Year

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that home sales fell in October compared to the same time in 2015, during a year that has otherwise mostly seen an upward trend in sales. Inventory continued to dip this month, dropping to its lowest level since January 2005. Median prices increased again for both single-family homes and condominiums.

Mayor Walsh files Jim Brooks Community Stabilization A

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today sent the Jim Brooks Stabilization Act, a proposed home rule petition, to the City Council for its consideration. Once approved by the City Council and enacted by the State legislature, this law would help protect residential tenants and former homeowners living in their homes post-foreclosure against arbitrary, unreasonable, discriminatory, or retaliatory evictions, and help ensure that tenants and former homeowners are aware of their rights under state law.

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Pending Sales Maintain Steady Year-Over-Year Increases for Almost Four Years This...

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that ongoing buyer demand pushed pending sales up three percent over last year. Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months, marking almost four years of positive gains in single family homes put under agreement. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices was positive in February. This month’s “Hot Topic” question finds that the conversation of "tiny" houses has never come up between the majority of Realtors® and their clients