News 2017-08-01T21:42:07+00:00

Latest News from CCIAOR & CCIMLS

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Legislative Breakfast Dives Into Important Issues

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 [...]

REALTOR® Association Secures Wins for Real Estate in Budget Extension

 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

NAR CRT Labs takeaways from the Consumer Electronics Show

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 [...]

LEGAL HOTLINE: Interest Bearing Escrow Accounts for Deposits to Purchase

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 [...]

Export, Syndication renamed to Broker Distribution in CCIMLS

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' [...]

Make Sure Your Facebook Page Follows Ethical & Legal Rules

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 [...]