• NAR and the Past, Present and Future of Fair Housing

    April 1, 2021

    - By Sehar Siddiqi

    Every year, in February, we celebrate Black History Month and the transformative contributions Black Americans have made to this country. These achievements are even more remarkable in light of how centuries of...
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  • Get Out of A Social Media Rut With These 4 Easy Tips

    March 29, 2021

    - By Teah Hopper

    We’re a few months into 2021, and now is the time when our beginning-of-the-year goals really start to take a backburner. But if one of your goals was to improve your social media presence, it’s so important to keep posting consistently — even if you feel like you’re in a…
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  • Join Us for an Emergency Rental Assistance Training Session

    March 23, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    You are invited to join a training session on the new Federal Emergency Rental Assistance program on April 8, 2021 at 12:30pm.  This 75-minute session will...
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  • Update to Business Capacity and Gathering Limits

    March 22, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Effective March 1, Massachusetts will move into Phase 3, Step 2 of the state’s reopening plan. This will allow indoor performance venues and indoor recreational activities to reopen in accordance with capacity restrictions...
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  • COVID-19 Vaccination Update

    March 17, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Governor Baker announced that the state will be continuing with its vaccine plan to protect the state’s most vulnerable people and maintain health care capacity and released the following additional details...
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  • Notes From the Legal Hotline: March 2021

    March 2, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Q: I’ve seen listings that place limitations on the types of offers that will be presented to the seller. Is this legal? A: Yes, listings may include parameters for submitted offers, however, such parameters must be placed by the seller, not the agent or brokerage policy. The Massachusetts Regulations contained…
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  • Biden Administration Announces PPP Updates

    February 22, 2021

    - By National Association of REALTORS®

    The Biden Administration announced several changes to the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), in-line with its earlier commitment to ensure that the program reaches the smallest...
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  • Foreclosure Moratorium and Mortgage Forbearance Extended

    February 16, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Today, the Biden administration announced that it is extending the foreclosure moratorium and mortgage forbearance through...
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  • Remaining Aware of Antitrust

    February 11, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Throughout the pandemic, a lack of opportunities for in-person meetings has prompted many REALTORS® to seek online networking experiences. Some are relying on well-established social media websites and applications while others are discovering new ones. Whatever the platform, REALTORS® need to keep antitrust laws front and center when discussing business practices with their competitors.   Specifically, REALTORS® must be…
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  • Notes From the Legal Hotline: February 2021

    February 2, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Q. I’ve heard there were some changes to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. What are these changes and how will they affect me? A: On November 13, 2020, the NAR Board of Directors voted to adopt Standard...
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