• 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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  • The Massachusetts West to East Rail and What it Means for Housing Development

    February 1, 2021

    - By Zach Ryan

    As Massachusetts looks to address its longstanding housing affordability crisis, it is important to understand the role transportation plays in development. It is one of the core principles for sustainable development that the Commonwealth has issued. MassDOT and the MBTA are crucial agencies in working to address the sustainable development…
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  • Top 3 Reasons to Earn Your GRI Designation

    January 29, 2021

    - By NAR Contributing Article

    It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in the business a while or are just starting out. If you’re hungry for more success, it’s time to raise your real estate career to a higher level by earning the most comprehensive real estate designation: Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI). Just ask current GRI…
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