As a Realtor® you are required to complete ethics training. The current four-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2016. Failure to meet the requirement by the Dec 31st deadline is a violation of a membership requirement and results in suspension of REALTOR® and MLS membership. THIS IS NOT a requirement for renewing your license like [...]
About Ryan CastleRyan Castle is the CEO of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® and the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service.
By Mahesh Ramachandran It’s an oft-told tale: Young people are fleeing Cape Cod, resulting in a declining population for the foreseeable future and signaling a contraction of our workforce. But what if that’s not the case? We dove into the numbers, counting methods and economic data and reached conclusions that challenge, if not dispel, the [...]
I want to take a moment to thank the 200 of you that came to the CCIAOR & CCIMLS Holiday Party at Chatham Bars Inn earlier this month. It was a great event and really captured the essence of this association at its finest - daily competitors coming together who truly enjoy each other on [...]
Your 2017 REALTOR® membership renewal bill has been both emailed and mailed to you. The renewal is due December 31, 2016. To keep your ability to use the term REALTOR® and access all the value a REALTOR® membership gives you from housing market reports, all the real estate transaction forms and software, complimentary continuing [...]
Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? Buy Red Sox tickets! Realtor Day takes place on June 11th at Fenway Park with the Sox taking on the Detroit Tigers at 1:35 PM. The Red Sox and MAR are offering special $38 tickets for members through January 31st but there's a limited number available - order now!
According to preliminary data released last week by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), 469 homes sold in November, 384 single-family homes and 85 condominiums in Barnstable County. Median sales price was $400,000 for single-family homes and $290,000 for condominiums. Last November, 405 homes (333 single- family homes and 72 condos) sold [...]
What happens when a town institutes wetland “no disturbance” zones that prevent a landowner from building on her lot? In a recent case in Falmouth, MA, it resulted in the town owing the landowner nearly $1 million for denying her the economic value of the land. The use of zoning bylaws by towns to regulate [...]
On November 8th 2016 Ballot Question #4, which will allow for the recreational use of marijuana, was passed by Massachusetts voters in a fairly wide margin of 54% to 46%. Under the new law, the use of marijuana for recreational purposes will be legal starting on December 15, 2016. However, the sale of the drug [...]
As the year comes to a close, the MAR Government Affairs Committee and staff are working hard to prepare for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Each session, thousands of bills are proposed, many of which affect property owners and the real estate industry. MAR will continue to advocate to promote a legislative agenda that seeks to protect private property rights and the businesses [...]
New regulations going into effect December 1st will affect what you have to do to pass a pre-transfer inspection. When replacing a battery when the battery is either expired or non-working of a single or multi-family home built prior to 1975 that battery must be a 10-year sealed battery. Fire departments will be checking for [...]