About Ryan Castle

Ryan Castle is the CEO of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® and the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service.

Sign up to Attend the 2018 REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill

2018-05-08T14:47:42+00:00

REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill is scheduled for Thursday, June 7th at 9:30 a.m. in the Massachusetts State House Great Hall. REALTORS® will learn about key legislative issues in 2018 that will affect the real estate industry and private property and have the chance to get up close and personal with their local legislators. Don’t miss your [...]

Sign up to Attend the 2018 REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill 2018-05-08T14:47:42+00:00

Governor Baker files bill to mandate energy scoring and audits before a home can sell

2018-04-06T13:29:35+00:00

On Tuesday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker filed a mandatory home energy audit and scoring bill, which ties an audit and scoring of homes to a real estate transfer. The bill contains provisions similar to previous versions of home energy scoring legislation including a “rating” that must be included in all listings and certain disclosures that [...]

Governor Baker files bill to mandate energy scoring and audits before a home can sell 2018-04-06T13:29:35+00:00

State Senate moves bill that taxes, not regulates vacation rentals

2018-04-06T13:19:13+00:00

This week, the Massachusetts Senate passed its own version of legislation to tax short-term rentals. The Senate bill, which leaves out the regulation portion the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed last week, only extends the lodging tax to short-term rentals and continues to allow cities and and town the decision on how to regulate. That [...]

State Senate moves bill that taxes, not regulates vacation rentals 2018-04-06T13:19:13+00:00

UPDATE: Proposed Mashpee Rental Regulation public hearing 4/5; CCIAOR submits REALTOR® comments

2018-04-04T19:51:15+00:00

CCIAOR submitted comments today on the Mashpee Board of Health's proposed Rental Registration law ahead of tomorrow's public hearing. The Board of Health will hold a public hearing Thursday, April 5 at 7:15 pm on the proposal. After our thorough review of the proposed regulation, we have concerns about the proposal’s restriction on property rights, [...]

UPDATE: Proposed Mashpee Rental Regulation public hearing 4/5; CCIAOR submits REALTOR® comments 2018-04-04T19:51:15+00:00

Flood insurance program extended through July

2018-03-30T02:15:08+00:00

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the Omnibus Budget Bill, which extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until July 31 and increases funding for flood mapping and mitigation of homes. While the House passed a longer-term reauthorization and reform bill last November, the Senate has yet to take the first step and mark-up its version [...]

Flood insurance program extended through July 2018-03-30T02:15:08+00:00

NAR HOME Survey: Housing and Economic Sentiment on Divergent Paths in Early 2018

2018-03-28T01:42:59+00:00

New consumer findings from the National Association of Realtors® surprisingly show that while a growing share of households in the first three months of the year feel more confident about the economy and their financial situation, those positive feelings are not translating to positive views that now is a good time to buy a home. [...]

NAR HOME Survey: Housing and Economic Sentiment on Divergent Paths in Early 2018 2018-03-28T01:42:59+00:00

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

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
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