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Important Update: REALTORS® Gain PPP State Tax Benefits

On April 1st, Governor Baker signed a new bill into law that secures REALTOR® tax benefits (H.90). MAR advocated in support of a key component of this bill that extends state tax exemption to all loans…

Join Us for an Emergency Rental Assistance Training Session

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…

Update to Business Capacity and Gathering Limits

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…

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

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…

Biden Administration Announces PPP Updates

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…

Foreclosure Moratorium and Mortgage Forbearance Extended

Today, the Biden administration announced that it is extending the foreclosure moratorium and mortgage forbearance through the end of June. This will continue to provide relief to…

New Eviction Rules: What You Need to Know

On December 31, Governor Baker signed into law Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020 which makes important changes to eviction rules and procedures that will be in effect until the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency…

Federal COVID Relief Bill

On December 21, Congress passed the latest COVID-19 relief bill. NAR has worked hard advocating for several of the key provisions of the bill and has a detailed breakdown of the bill available online…

FAQ for Landlords about Accepting State Funded Rental Assistance

The Department of Housing & Community Development posted a FAQ for landlords on accepting state-funded rental assistance that will hopefully answer a lot of questions that…

Updated Guidance on Gatherings & Face Coverings

On November 2, 2020, Governor Baker issued COVID-19 Order #54 which limits indoor gatherings to 10 people. Importantly, the Order expressly includes gatherings in private residences…