Bay State REALTOR® News and Features
|Legal REALTOR®-Tax Changes for Condominiums|
|Changes to the Massachusetts Tax Code create new tax burdens and expense for unincorporated condominium associations for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2009.|
|Welcome Tax Break for Small Business|
|Does your real estate practice qualify as an “eligible small business” (ESB*) by the IRS? Have you had a net operating loss? If so, you might be in luck.|
|Less Paper, More Green|
|There are affordable, reliable, and accessible technologies for eliminating paper from the transaction process entirely while securing you against disasters. Add to that the benefits of saving you time, making you more flexible for clients, and earning you the title of a truly “green” agent, and going paperless is worth achieving.
|Legal Realtor: “As Is” Clauses and other Disclaimers|
|Standard disclaimers, such as “as is” clauses, can be effective in certain situations, but do not provide absolute protection from claims for fraud
or for intentional violation of the Consumer Protection Act, Chapter 93A.