Proposed Mashpee Rental Regulations to be Discussed at 2/27 Mashpee MLS Tour

2018-02-20T16:52:11+00:00

The Mashpee Board of Health recently unveiled new draft regulations regulating short and long-term rentals. It would require registration, a yearly fee, and a yearly inspection. Upon CCIAOR's request, Glen Harrington, the Health Agent for the Mashpee Board of Health, will be at the Mashpee MLS Tour on February 27th at 8:30 a.m. at the [...]

Proposed Mashpee Rental Regulations to be Discussed at 2/27 Mashpee MLS Tour 2018-02-20T16:52:11+00:00

Cape Cod Real Estate Market Update: Total number of sales decrease, prices continue to rise as inventory tightening continues

2018-02-19T21:14:52+00:00

According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 312 homes sold in January, 253 single-family homes and 59 condominiums. Median sales price was $410,000 for single-family homes and $245,000 for condominiums. Last January, 340 homes (279 single-family homes and 61 condos) sold at a median price [...]

Cape Cod Real Estate Market Update: Total number of sales decrease, prices continue to rise as inventory tightening continues 2018-02-19T21:14:52+00:00

Legislative Breakfast Dives Into Important Issues

2018-02-19T21:07:30+00:00

The CCIAOR Legislative Breakfast was a packed house last Friday. The discussion and engagement between area legislators and REALTORS® was lively and showed how REALTORS® have continued work to do in their advocacy of homeownership and property rights issues for Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Almost everyone from the legislative delegation attended. Senators Julian Cyr and [...]

Legislative Breakfast Dives Into Important Issues 2018-02-19T21:07:30+00:00

REALTOR® Association Secures Wins for Real Estate in Budget Extension

2018-02-13T14:26:38+00:00

 The federal budget deal signed by the President on Friday, February 9, 2018, contains a number of wins for real estate, including a temporary extension of federal flood insurance and extension of NAR-backed tax provisions that include relief from debt forgiveness, the deductibility of mortgage insurance premiums, and several energy-efficiency related provisions. Flood Insurance [...]

REALTOR® Association Secures Wins for Real Estate in Budget Extension 2018-02-13T14:26:38+00:00

LEGAL HOTLINE: Know the laws about real estate commissions and LLCs

2018-02-01T21:03:07+00:00

With the passage of tax reform and the complexities around the new laws, it’s important to remember who and how brokers may pay people commissions in Massachusetts. Many CPAs may be advising REALTORS® to form an LLC to receive an agent’s commission, a broker and agent must take in account specific Massachusetts laws. The licensing [...]

LEGAL HOTLINE: Know the laws about real estate commissions and LLCs 2018-02-01T21:03:07+00:00

NAR CRT Labs takeaways from the Consumer Electronics Show

2018-02-01T16:35:44+00:00

Smart home technology is moving at a rapid pace and REALTORS® need to be aware and know what it is, so when showing a house they can fully accentuate all the features and know how these connected features work together as a selling point. Recently, the National Association of REALTORS® Center for REALTOR® Technology was [...]

NAR CRT Labs takeaways from the Consumer Electronics Show 2018-02-01T16:35:44+00:00

LEGAL HOTLINE: Interest Bearing Escrow Accounts for Deposits to Purchase

2018-01-30T21:15:27+00:00

LEGAL HOTLINE: Understanding the Laws Regarding Interest Bearing Escrow Accounts for Deposits to Purchase Security deposits for rentals have to be held in an interest bearing account. Does it also hold true for deposits on a purchase? Answer: No. There is no obligation for an escrow agent to hold deposit funds for a purchase in [...]

LEGAL HOTLINE: Interest Bearing Escrow Accounts for Deposits to Purchase 2018-01-30T21:15:27+00:00

Export, Syndication renamed to Broker Distribution in CCIMLS

2018-01-30T21:03:01+00:00

In an effort for members to better understand the control they have over listing distribution and what websites your listing shows up on, the 'Export' tab of listing input will be labled to 'Broker Distribution' and the 'Syndication' preference for office level managers will be relabeled, 'Broker Distribution Preferences.' These are not new features - [...]

Export, Syndication renamed to Broker Distribution in CCIMLS 2018-01-30T21:03:01+00:00

Make Sure Your Facebook Page Follows Ethical & Legal Rules

2018-01-24T04:28:28+00:00

Facebook has become a key tool for success of the modern REALTOR®. With a powerful ability to reach an engaged local market and an affordable and impressive advertising program, Facebook helps REALTORS® generate leads, cultivate customer relationships and display their local expertise every day. However, Facebook can also be a place to get a REALTOR® [...]

Make Sure Your Facebook Page Follows Ethical & Legal Rules 2018-01-24T04:28:28+00:00

UPDATED: What the government shutdown means for REALTORS; flood insurance program expires

2018-01-22T15:17:38+00:00

Congress has failed to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) providing funding for most government operations. Therefore, spending authority for most of the government expired at midnight on January 19, 2018. Until legislation providing for funding is signed into law, many offices and programs of the federal government are now shut down. This means many, but [...]

UPDATED: What the government shutdown means for REALTORS; flood insurance program expires 2018-01-22T15:17:38+00:00
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