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AG Coakley Obtains $15,000 Consent Judgment, Sues Multiple Real Estate Companies for Housing Discrimination...

BOSTON, MA - August 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today that her office has obtained a consent judgment and filed two lawsuits against multiple real estate companies and their agents for allegedly violating state anti-discrimination, lead paint, and consumer protection laws by posting advertisements mentioning the lead status of rental properties and thereafter refusing to rent to families with young children.Under Massachusetts law, it is illegal to refuse to rent or steer families away from rental properties because they have young children whose presence triggers an owner’s duty to eliminate lead hazards that pose serious health risks. The judgment and lawsuits are the result of a partnership with the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston (“Fair Housing Center”) and part of an ongoing statewide investigation into reports of widespread discriminatory Internet advertising on Craigslist.org.

AG Coakley Obtains Consent Judgment Against Landlord for Alleged Posting of Discriminatory Housing Advertisement...

NEW BEDFORD, MA - July 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A consent judgment has been obtained against a South Dartmouth landlord resolving allegations that he made discriminatory statements in rental advertisements posted on the popular classified advertising website Craigslist.org (“Craigslist”), Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today

Cutting Edge Northwest Boston Real Estate Company Takes Flight

Bedford, MA - July 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- An independent, full-service real estate brokerage specializing in the suburbs north of Boston, MA, Clayton Realty Group was started with a vision that buying and selling real estate should be a wonderful experience, accessible to everyone and without any smoke and mirrors

Saugus Real Estate Company Sued by AG Coakley for Posting Discriminatory Housing Advertisements on...

BOSTON, MA - June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Saugus based Eastern Property Management Group, Inc. (“Eastern Property”) is being sued by Attorney General Martha Coakley for allegedly posting discriminatory rental advertisements on the popular classified advertising website Craigslist.org (“Craigslist”). This latest filing stems from the Attorney General’s ongoing statewide investigation into reports of widespread discriminatory Internet advertising in housing. The Attorney General’s Office is seeking an order prohibiting Eastern Property from engaging in housing discrimination, requiring fair housing training for its employees, compensatory and punitive damages, civil penalties, and attorney’s fees and costs.

Attorney General Martha Coakley Obtains Judgment Against Hyde Park Landlord for Alleged Posting of...

Judgment part of statewide investigation into reports of discriminatory Internet advertising. BOSTON, MA - April 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office obtained a judgment against Linheart Smith, a Hyde Park landlord, resolving allegations that he made discriminatory statements in rental advertisements posted on the popular classified advertising website Craigslist.org (“Craigslist”). The judgment, signed by Suffolk Superior Court Judge John C. Cratsley, on April 2, 2010, provides a broad range of relief and preventive measures to ensure Smith’s future compliance with state and federal fair housing laws. This judgment is the result of a continuing statewide investigation by the Attorney General’s Office into reports of widespread discriminatory Internet advertising.“Our office’s lawsuit alleged that this landlord had discriminated against low-income individuals seeking housing. Landlords and real estate professionals must recognize that the rental market is a regulated industry and compliance with our anti-discrimination laws is an important obligation,” said Attorney General Coakley. “While we hope that this enforcement initiative will have a deterrent effect, our office will continue to monitor Craigslist and take action against landlords and real estate professionals who violate the law.”

Change Clocks…Change Batteries

Boston, MA - March 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Each year, thousands of people needlessly die or are injured in home fires. Tragically, many of them would be alive or unharmed today had their home been equipped with working smoke detectors.

MARCH 1, 2010: MARKEY LEADS CHARGE FOR HOME HEATING ASSISTANCE FUNDING

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a longtime champion of providing assistance to low-income families to heat their homes, today began an effort to request full funding for this critical program for the next fiscal year. Markey joined with other key lawmakers to circulate a letter to all 435 House Members seeking signatures on a joint letter to the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, urging that at least $5.1 billion be provided to support the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program in 2011, as well as nearly $600 million in additional emergency funds for 2011.“

36 City Properties Set For Auction

January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Springfield in conjunction with Daniel J. Flynn & Co. of Quincy will auction off 36 (thirty-six) properties in tax-title possession on Tuesday, January 19, 2009. Registration begins at 5:00 PM and the auction begins at 6:00 PM. The Auction will be conducted ballroom-style, at Springfield City Hall located at 36 Court Street, Springfield, MA.

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

TREASURER CAHILL ANNOUNCES SPRING PUBLICATION OF ABANDONED PROPERTY LISTINGS FOR MASSACHUSETTS

Over $30 million in new unclaimed property accounts owed toindividuals and businesses BOSTON, February 27, 2008 – Some higher education institutions are getting a valuable...

Use of Internet and Social Networking Sites on the Rise by Home Buyers and...

Eighty-seven percent of home buyers worked with a real estate professional Waltham, Mass. – February 12, 2008 – A new study on Massachusetts home buyers and...

Selecting a Retirement Community is Only ‘Half of the Equation,’ Says It’s Your Move...

Company Advises Seniors to Prepare their Homes for Sale Early to Keep their Retirement Options Open and Expenses Down NATICK, Mass., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ --...

Inforonics to Provide Customized Managed Hosting and Application Management Services to OptHome

Real Estate Support and Incentive Entrepreneurs Seek Inforonics' Managed Service Expertise and Security LITTLETON, Mass., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Inforonics, LLC, a custom managed services...

Mobility Services International Launches Relocation Connection(TM) Program

- Referral program makes MSI's comprehensive mobility services available to any real estate office/agent - NEWBURYPORT and NATICK, Mass., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobility Services...

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MASSHOUSING LAUNCHES NEW INVESTOR RELATIONS SITE IN ADVANCE OF UPCOMING BOND...

BondLink, the municipal market’s premier provider of investor outreach solutions, today announced the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) has launched an investor relations website, MassHousingBonds.com