The President’s Column – I Need a Favor From You

2018-06-28T20:42:35+00:00

By Martha Knapp, CCIAOR President. CCIAOR President Martha Knapp I need you to do a favor for me. It is simple and takes less than a minute, but it will have the biggest impact on your clients. The favor is this - please take this Call to Action to reauthorize the National Flood [...]

The President’s Column – I Need a Favor From You2018-06-28T20:42:35+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

Director’s Report From NAR Midyear

2018-05-22T17:40:12+00:00

CCIAOR's NAR Director, Doug Azarian, was recently in Washington D.C. for NAR's Midyear Meetings and Legislative Update. The job of CCIAOR's NAR Director is to be the local liaison to the national association to ensure that Cape Cod & Islands REALTORS® have a voice in the affairs of NAR, and to advocate for local issues at [...]

Director’s Report From NAR Midyear2018-05-22T17:40:12+00:00

CCIAOR leadership takes real estate issues to Capitol Hill

2018-05-24T17:35:46+00:00

Last week, leaders from the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® were in Washington, D.C. during the 2018 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, to advocate for crucial real estate issues on behalf of current and future home and property owners across the country. CCIAOR members met with Congressman Bill Keating and the staffs [...]

CCIAOR leadership takes real estate issues to Capitol Hill2018-05-24T17:35:46+00:00

CEO’s Take: CCIAOR Lays Out 2018 Policy Priorities

2018-04-18T13:15:43+00:00

There are many issues on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket that need addressing to further our mission to protect and advance the ability for the real estate industry to operate, a property owner’s ability to transfer property, and work to improve the communities we work in as a desirable and viable places to live [...]

CEO’s Take: CCIAOR Lays Out 2018 Policy Priorities2018-04-18T13:15:43+00:00

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 Hill2018-05-08T14:47:42+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 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
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