Find out what changes in real estate with the new Congressional appropriations bill

2017-05-05T20:26:45+00:00

  Congress has passed sweeping legislation of more than two-thousand pages to fund the Federal Government Fiscal Year 2016. The legislation is expected to be signed into law by the President when it arrives at the White House. The new legislation will put an end to the series of stop-gap funding measures known as “Continuing [...]

December Housing Market Update: Inventory at historic lows

2017-05-05T20:26:45+00:00

  According to preliminary data released today by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 393 homes sold in November,  324 single-family homes and 69 condominiums. Median sales price was $374,300 for single-family homes and $334,500 for condominiums. Last November, 326 homes (255 single family homes and 71 condos) sold at a median [...]

Support Housing by Participating in Our Welcome Home Gift Basket Drive

2017-05-05T20:26:45+00:00

CCIAOR is teaming up with the Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod (HAC) once again to create a special holiday giving opportunity. Items collected from the month-long drive will be placed into gift baskets and given to HAC recipients who are transitioning from shelter to permanent housing. The Welcome Home Gift Baskets serve as starter [...]

Review of 2015 Fall Town Meeting Warrants on Cape Cod

2015-11-22T00:29:49+00:00

Below is a list of upcoming town meetings for the fall of 2016. The briefing includes a link to the town meeting warrants (if available) and any real estate implications or other issues to be aware of happening at the town meeting. Bourne (Oct. 19) Town Meeting Warrant has not been posted online Mashpee (Oct. [...]

New TRID Rule Goes Into Effect October 3rd

2017-05-05T20:26:45+00:00

New rules take effect in the residential mortgage industry. These rules change the disclosures and estimates home buyers will get when shopping for a loan and prior to closing a loan. There is a new Closing Estimate (replacing the Good Faith Estimate) and a new Closing Disclosure. These rules start [...]

August Market Report – Strong Seller’s Market

2017-05-05T20:26:45+00:00

 WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(September 24, 2015) According to preliminary data released today by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 387 homes sold in August,  303 single-family homes and 84 condominiums. Median sales price was $365,000 for single-family homes and $305,000 for condominiums. Last August, 453 homes (350 single-family homes and 103 condos) sold [...]

July Market Report: Housing sales up from last year, pendings way up

2017-05-05T20:26:45+00:00

According to preliminary data released today by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 493 homes sold in July,  390 single-family homes and 103 condominiums. Median sales price was $355,000 for single-family homes and $245,000 for condominiums. Last July, 412 homes (328 single family homes and 84 condos) sold at a median price [...]

June Housing Report: Home Sales for Year Growing from Last Year

2017-05-05T20:26:46+00:00

WEST YARMOUTH, MA—(July 10, 2015) According to preliminary data released today by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 590 homes sold in June, 459 single-family homes and 131 condominiums. Median sales price was $355,000 for single-family homes and $240,000 for condominiums. Last June, 532 homes (428 single-family homes and 104 condos) sold [...]

Notes from MAR’s Legal Hotline in June: Tips on handling lead paint

2015-07-01T12:54:41+00:00

Below are Questions and Answers from the Massachusetts Legal Hotline attorneys, Michael McDonagh, Ashley Stolba, MAR Associate Counsel, and  Justin Davidson. Q. I have heard conflicting advice as to how to fill out the Property Transfer Notification Certification. I know that fines for failure to complete this form correctly can be severe, so I want to make [...]

Barnstable County on Pace for Sustainable Sales Increase

2017-05-05T20:26:46+00:00

According to preliminary data released today by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 472 homes sold in May, 379 single family homes and 93 condominiums. Median sales price was $375,000 for single family homes and $225,000 for condominiums. Last May, 490 homes (383 single family homes and 107 condos) sold at a [...]