CURRENT EDITION



LATEST NEWS
  • {on the hill} Federal Legislative Issues

    Jul 01, 2017
    In May, over 150 Realtors® from Massachusetts joined several thousand Realtors® from across the country in Washington D.C. to meet with members of Congress to discuss important real estate issues. Topics discussed included: flood insurance reauthorization, tax reform and its impact on housing, and protecting sustainable homeownership opportunities. Below is what you need to know about each issue.
    Full story
  • My Cloudy Crystal Ball

    Jul 01, 2017
    I wish my crystal ball worked. If it did, then I’d be able to effectively answer every one of my kids’ questions that are about the future. Unfortunately, most of my answers include some qualified, expectation-managing response like “We’ll see…” or “I’m not sure, maybe…” and even “You’re asking me a future question, how about we deal with right now…"
    Full story
  • Just the Facts: The Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act – Chapter 93A

    May 16, 2017
    The Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, Chapter 93A, continues to be a widespread source of claims against real estate agents. Regulations of the Attorney General explaining Chapter 93A provide that it is a violation when:
    Full story
  • Q&A New 2017 Mandatory Agency Disclosure Form

    May 16, 2017
    All Realtors® should be aware that the Board of Registration for Real Estate Brokers and salespersons has issued a new Mandatory Agency Disclosure Form. The form’s official title is the Massachusetts Mandatory Real Estate Licensee – Consumer Relationship Disclosure.
    Full story
  • Don’t Get Scammed!

    May 03, 2017
    The MAR legal department continues to hear about scams that Realtors® should be aware of. The most common scam currently affecting the real estate industry is known as the “Business E-mail Compromise” or “BEC.” Below, please find information on this scam:
    Full story