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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.

Massachusetts Pending Home Sales and Median Prices Up Across the Board in October

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that the number of homes put under agreement in October were up 15 percent from last year. Condominium pending sales were also up almost nine percent as prices for both property types continue to go up. The strong market was reflected in high Realtor® Market Confidence Index, while the Price Confidence Index remained essentially the same over last year

Closed Home Sales Remain Essentially Flat in September Over Last Year

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that home sales remained essentially flat over in September compared to the same time last year. Inventory continued to fall this month, dropping to its lowest level since February 2015. The median price in September continued its upward trend. Condominium sales closed slightly higher with median prices up almost 10 percent from 2015.
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Massachusetts Association of Realtors® Recognizes Realtors® Kelly Catallo and Lisa Farnworth for their Community...

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) announced today that Kelly Catallo of Keller Williams Realty in Medford and Lisa Farnworth of Pelletier Realty in New Bedford were named MAR’s 2016 Good Neighbor Award winners for their work on behalf of Boston Children’s Hospital and the Department of Children and Families respectively.  The Good Neighbor Award recognizes Realtors® for their community activism. The award was presented at MAR’s Professional Awards Reception, which was held in conjunction with the Association’s 2016 Conference and Tradeshow at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT

Massachusetts Pending Home Sales Higher in September

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that the number of homes put under agreement in September were up close to 18 percent from last year. Condominium pending sales were also up over 22 percent as prices for both property types continue to go up. The strong market was reflected in high Realtor® Market Confidence and Price Confidence Indexes

Shrewsbury Realtor® Receives Massachusetts Realtor® Distinguished Service Award

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) announced today that Edward Levine, of Fine Properties, Inc. in Shrewsbury, has been named recipient of the MAR Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award for 2016. The award was presented at MAR’s Professional Awards Reception, which was held in conjunction with the Association’s 2016 Conference and Tradeshow at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

Press Releases Leominster Realtor® Named 2016 Massachusetts Realtor® of the Year

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) announced today that Michelle Haggstrom, a Realtor® at Keller Williams Realty North Centra in Leominster is the Massachusetts Realtor® of the Year for 2016. Haggstrom was presented the award at MAR’s Professional Awards Reception, which was held in conjunction with the Association’s 2016 Conference and Tradeshow at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut.

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