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April Median Prices Showed Slight Signs of Improvement as Massachusetts Home Sales Down

WALTHAM, Mass. - May 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that median home prices for single-family homes and condominiums showed slight signs of improvement in April. While median prices were down 12.5 percent for single-family homes and 14.2 percent for condos, it is the smallest annual price decrease since October 2008 and November 2008 respectively. On a month-to-month basis single-family median prices were up 7.8 percent from March, the largest month-to-month increase since MAR has been tracking monthly median prices. Single-family home sales were down 13 percent in April compared to the same time last year, while condominium sales were down 28.8 percent.

“On a year-over-year basis, median prices are still feeling the weight of the market correction that has been taking place over the past 20 months,” said MAR President Gary Rogers, a broker at RE/MAX First Realty in Waltham. “However, it is encouraging to see month-to-month median prices going up, as it is reflective of the increased activity REALTORS® are seeing today as buyers are looking to get back into the market.”

Massachusetts Single-Family Home Sales Down in March as Prices Up Slightly from February

First quarter sales down for single-family and condos while multi-family sales increase over 50%. WALTHAM, MA - April 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that single-family home sales were down 4.7 percent in March compared to the same time last year, while condominium sales were down 19.8 percent. Median prices were up from February for both single-family homes and condos. However, the year-over-year median price for a single-family home was down 19 percent and condominiums prices were down 14.9 percent compared to March 2008.

Governor Patrick Announces Free Homebuyer Fairs and Open Houses to Promote Affordable Homeownership Opportunities...

BOSTON, MA - April 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today announced today that the latest series of free “Opportunity Knocks’’ regional homebuyer fairs and open houses to promote affordable homeownership opportunities in Massachusetts will held on Saturday, May 2, and Saturday, May 9, at 10 shopping malls across Massachusetts.

Massachusetts REALTORS Proclaim Congressman Barney Frank its First ‘Distinguished Champion of Housing Opportunities’

WALTHAM, MA - April 01, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) announced today that it has named Congressman Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, its first “Distinguished Champion of Housing Opportunities.” Chairman Frank received the proclamation from the Association for his tireless work and support for legislation and regulations to ensure a robust and sustainable housing market. MAR made the presentation to the Chairman at the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Congressional Luncheon on Friday, March 27, 2009 in Acushnet, Mass

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.

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

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

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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.

Attorney General Martha Coakley Obtains Consent Judgment Against Springfield Landlord Accused of Housing Discrimination

SPRINGFIELD, MA - September 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office obtained a consent judgment against a Springfield landlord accused...

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Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® CEO Robert Authier Receives Highest National REALTOR Executive Award

Waltham, Mass. – Robert Authier of Harvard, Mass., chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®, was named the recipient of the National Association...

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The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in the month of July experienced double-digit percent increases over the same time last year. The median price for pending home sales remained above the $400,000 for the third straight month. July's Hot Topic' question found that the vast majority of Realtors® reported that their clients are concerned about finding a home to buy after they sell.