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  • Win for Real Estate against ‘Patent Trolls’

    Nov 01, 2016
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  • The Ultimate 'Participation Trophies'

    Nov 01, 2016
    The topic of whether every child should get a trophy for just participating on a sports team without winning continues to be a hot topic these days. As a coach and a retired “has-been” soccer player, I tend to lean to the “you only get a trophy for winning” side of the argument.
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  • Structure of CFPB Ruled Unconstitutional

    Nov 01, 2016
    On October, 11, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion in the case of PHH v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In its decision, the court ruled that the CFPB incorrectly levied a $109 million fine on a mortgage company, PHH Corp., for entering into an arrangement with mortgage insurers to refer customers to them if they bought reinsurance from PHH-affiliated reinsurers.
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  • 2017/18 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES – A LOOK FORWARD

    Nov 01, 2016
    As the year comes to a close, the MAR Government Affairs Committee and staff are working hard to prepare for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session.
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  • REAL ESTATE TRENDS: REALTOR® PREDICTIONS FOR 2017

    Nov 01, 2016
    With the New Year soon to be upon us, we asked Realtors® here in Massachusetts and across the country to answer the question, “What do you think the top real estate trends will be in 2017?”
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