Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Press Room
The MAR Press Room is designed for members of the media seeking information on Massachusetts housing reports, home sales statistics, press releases from MAR and information on the REALTOR® Association.
Members of the media should direct all requests and inquiries to MAR Communications Director Eric Berman
|The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Awards Fall Housing and Homeless Assistance Grants to Eight Local Charities|
|Recipients nominated for grants by local REALTOR® Associations
WALTHAM, Mass. – November 2, 2011 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation recently announced its fall 2011 recipients of its Housing and Homeless Assistance Grants.|
|REALTOR® Market Index and Price Index both up in October|
|This is the first time that both indexes were up in the same
month since April 2010
WALTHAM, Mass. – November 16, 2011 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) today announced that for the third straight month, REALTOR® members were more confident about the market in October 2011 compared to the same time last year according to the most recent REALTOR® Market Index. The October REALTOR® Price Index (RPI) was also up from October 2010. This is the first time that both indexes have been up in the same month since April 2010. When asked, a large percentage of members reported an increase in the activity of their under-30 buyer clients because of historically-low interest rates and more affordable home prices.
|Massachusetts Single-Family Pending Home Sales up for Sixth Straight Month in October|
|WALTHAM, Mass. – November 2, 2011 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that the number of single-family homes put under agreement in October went UP for the sixth straight month compared to the same time in 2010. Condominium pending sales were down from October 2010.
|Massachusetts Homes Sales up for Third Straight Month in September|
|Return to lower FHA-GSE loan limits could hurt market
WALTHAM, Mass. – October 25, 2011 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that September single-family home and condominium sales were up for the third straight month compared to the same time last year. Median prices for both property types were also up compared to the year before.
|Medway Broker Named 2011 Massachusetts REALTOR® of the Year|
|Waltham, Mass. – October 18, 2011 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) announced today that Paul Yorkis, broker/owner of Patriot Real Estate, Inc., in Medway was selected as the Massachusetts REALTOR® of the Year for 2011. Yorkis was presented the award at MAR’s Professional Awards Reception, which was held in conjunction with the Association’s 2011 Conference and Tradeshow at the DCU Center in Worcester.|