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 2019 REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill

2019-04-08T20:00:47+00:00

REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th at 9:30 a.m. in the Massachusetts State House Great Hall. REALTORS® will learn about key legislative issues in 2019 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 [...]

Sign up to Attend the 2019 REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill2019-04-08T20:00:47+00:00

The REALTOR®’s Agenda for Massachusetts in 2019

2019-02-04T22:40:23+00:00

The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® and the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® have rolled out their state legislative agenda for 2019 and 2020. These issues are essential to advancing REALTORS® ability to operate, protecting a property owner’s ability to transfer property, and making the community as a desirable and viable place to [...]

The REALTOR®’s Agenda for Massachusetts in 20192019-02-04T22:40:23+00:00

Defining our 2019 priorities

2019-01-15T20:53:47+00:00

The 2019 leadership of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® and MLS had a fantastic start to the year with our annual Leadership Orientation & Training. We assembled all board members, Finance Committee members, committee chairs and vice-chairs, and MLS Tour chairs to set the stage. This year, our facilitator and trainer [...]

Defining our 2019 priorities2019-01-15T20:53:47+00:00

Details on the New Massachusetts Short-Term Rental Law

2019-05-02T16:12:53+00:00

This page is continually updated with the latest information. Last updated - 5/2/2019 The Massachusetts Department of Revenue does not expect to have the registration process up until July 1, 2019. The Massachusetts legislature recently cleaned up several components of the new short-term rental law the Association of REALTORS® raised about what is taxed. [...]

Details on the New Massachusetts Short-Term Rental Law2019-05-02T16:12:53+00:00

REALTORS®, Real Estate Groups, and Municipal Association Back Housing Choices bill

2018-07-02T16:05:53+00:00

'For Sale' housing inventory on Cape Cod continues to diminish, raising prices. State legislation is needed to create more housing choices. To boost housing production and combat rising housing affordability concerns, the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® joined this week with the other local Association of REALTORS® around the state, the Massachusetts [...]

REALTORS®, Real Estate Groups, and Municipal Association Back Housing Choices bill2018-07-02T16:05:53+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 sell2018-04-06T13:29:35+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 rentals2018-04-06T13:19:13+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® comments2018-04-04T19:51:15+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 July2018-03-30T02:15:08+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 20182018-03-28T01:42:59+00:00
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