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. [...]

Review of 2015 Fall Town Meeting Warrants on Cape Cod 2015-11-22T00:29:49+00:00

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 [...]

New TRID Rule Goes Into Effect October 3rd 2017-05-05T20:26:45+00:00

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 [...]

August Market Report – Strong Seller’s Market 2017-05-05T20:26:45+00:00

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 [...]

July Market Report: Housing sales up from last year, pendings way up 2017-05-05T20:26:45+00:00

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 [...]

June Housing Report: Home Sales for Year Growing from Last Year 2017-05-05T20:26:46+00:00

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 [...]

Notes from MAR’s Legal Hotline in June: Tips on handling lead paint 2015-07-01T12:54:41+00:00

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 [...]

Barnstable County on Pace for Sustainable Sales Increase 2017-05-05T20:26:46+00:00

Fyler named REALTOR® of the Year; Helms honored for distinguished service

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

The Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR) held their First Annual Soiree & Awards Night Thursday, June 18th at the Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis, recognizing members for their achievement and service to the real estate industry, the Association, the Multiple Listing Service and the community. REALTOR® OF THE YEAR CCIAOR announced that [...]

Fyler named REALTOR® of the Year; Helms honored for distinguished service 2017-05-05T20:26:46+00:00

APRIL HOUSING DATA: Pending sales up drastically on Cape Cod

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

According to preliminary data released today by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 308 homes sold in April, 234 single family homes and 74 condominiums. Median sales price was $360,000 for a single family home and $289,500 for a condominium. Last April, 352 homes  (285 single family homes and 67 condos) sold [...]

APRIL HOUSING DATA: Pending sales up drastically on Cape Cod 2017-05-05T20:26:46+00:00

Why you should care about Patent Trolls

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

Without meaningful patent litigation reform, Realtors® and other small and midsize business owners will remain targets of extortion by unscrupulous entities that demand licensing fees or threaten frivolous lawsuits under the guise of patent infringement. That’s according to testimony from the National Association of Realtors® before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. [...]

Why you should care about Patent Trolls 2017-05-05T20:26:46+00:00
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