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Prices Continue to Climb, Despite Softening Sales in April
Flood Insurance Rates Reduced for Some Older Properties as of May 1
REALTORS® Applaud Passage of Flood Insurance Affordability Act
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Home Sales Slip, but Condo Market Activity Rebounds in March
REALTORS® Oppose Tax Reform Proposal
Nominations Sought for Annual GBAR Member Recognition Awards 
New Qualified Mortgage (QM) Rule Now in Effect
Record Low Inventory Leads to Fewer Home & Condo Sales in February
FHA Loan Limits Set to Drop in High-cost Markets
Federal Budget Deal Preserves Real Estate Tax Provisions
Greater Boston Home Sales Slip in January

Application Process Open for GBREB Scholarships & GBAR Housing Grants
Reaching New Heights - GBAR Membership, Charitable-giving & PAC Fundraising Set Records in 2013
US Senate Passes Flood Insurance Bill
Home Sales, Median Prices Climb 7% in Metro Boston in 2013
GBREB e-Forms Platform Transitioning from TrueForms™ to zipForm® Plus – Get Upgrade Now!
Metro Newspaper Announces Discounted Ad Rates for GBAR Members

REALTORS® Support Measure to Delay Flood Insurance Premium Increases - Respond to Call for Action
NAR Directors Take Action to Enhance REALTOR.com
Applications Being Accepted for GBAR Housing & Homeless Asssitance Grants
Boston Area Housing Market Takes a Breather in November
Be Among the First to Secure .REALTOR® Domain Name
Mass. Senate Advances Bill to Thwart Copper Pipe Thefts from Homes
Mass. AG Warns Homeowners to be Cautious of Deed Collection Services
Expect More For Your Dues Dollar in 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in DOMA Case Extends Real Estate Tax & Homeownership Benefits
Dues Waiver Available to Active Duty U.S. Military & Vets

Home, Condo Sales Hit Nine-Year High in October
GSE Conforming Loan Limits to Remain Unchanged



GBP Magazine Offers Exclusive Benefits to GBAR Members

Greater Boston Area Home, Condo Prices Hit New Highs in June

GBREB Opposes New RE Transfer Tax, Expansion of Occupancy Tax

Participate in Tax Reform Call-for-Action

HARP Extended to 2015

Record Turnout for REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill

NAR Member Survey Finds REALTORS’® Income on the Rise

Dining Rooms, Hardwood Floors, & Basements Among Top Features Sought by Home Buyers in Northeast

GBREB Testifies on Governor’s Tax Plan

GBREB Opposes Proposed Energy Scoring Ordinance in Boston

Low Inventory Leads to Fewer Home Sales & Higher Prices

Sales Slow, Prices Rise as Inventory Declines in Metro Boston

Celebrate REALTOR® Open House Weekend April 20-21

FHA to Raise Mortgage Premiums This Spring

Steady gains observed in Boston area home sales, prices

Flood Insurance Subsidies Begin Phase Out

Applications Available for Educational Scholarships and Housing & Homeless Assistance Grants

CFPB issues details of Qualified Mortgage Rule

New 3.8% Medicare Tax Is Not a Sales Tax on Real Estate

Sales of homes, condos remain strong in December

New Rental Registration Ordinance Approved in Boston

GBAR Offers Grants to Community Housing & Homeless Assistance Agencies

GBAR Directors Approve Budget, Elect 2013 Leadership

GBAR Donates $10,000 to Support Hurricane Relief Effort

Home Sales, Prices Climb Across Boston Area

New Law Restores Higher VA Loan Limits, Extends Housing Benefits to Veterans & Family Members

Boston City Council Rejects Proposed Rental Registration Ordinance

Call-for-Action: Urge Congress to Extend Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief 

Boston Fire Dept. Announces Policy Changes for Smoke Detector Inspections

Gov. Patrick Signs Massachusetts Foreclosure Prevention Bill

GBREB Opposes Proposed Rental Registration Ordinance in Boston

Home, Condo Sales Rise More Than 20% in August

NAR Supports Legislation, New Rules on Short Sales

EPA Delays Lead Paint Rule on Exterior Renovations for 3 Years

Winners of 2012 GBAR Member Recognition Awards Announced 

It is Time to Complete Your NAR Mandatory Ethics Training Requirement 

Home Sales Continue to Climb

Gov. Patrick Signs Massachusetts Foreclosure Prevention Bill

NAR Supports Legislation, New Rules on Short Sales

Boston Fire Dept. Announces Policy Changes for Smoke Detector Inspections

Boston Area Homes Sales Increase Every Month for a Year

New 3.8% Medicare Tax Is Not a Sales Tax on Real Estate

National Flood Insurance Program Extended Five Years

Home Sales Up in April for Tenth Consecutive Month 

GBAR Awards Grants to Local Housing Assistance Organizations 

FHFA Orders Speedier Response from Lenders on Short Sales  

REALTORS® Urge Congress to Extend Flood Insurance Program

Spring Market Picking Up in the Boston Area

REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend is April 28-29

FHA Increases Fees on Mortgages

Mass. AG Joins Settlement with Lenders over Foreclosure Abuses 

It is Time to Complete Your NAR Mandatory Ethics Training Requirement  

GBREB Foundation Offering Scholarships to College-bound High School Seniors  

2012 Housing Grant Applications Available from the GBREB Foundation 

 Nominations Being Accepted for GBAR Member Recognition Awards  

IRS Releases Tool for Repaying Home Buyer Tax Credit 

 Clarifying Health Care Reform Law Tax Rumors 

Legislation to Address Copper Theft in Homes Advances on Beacon Hill 

Sales of Detached Single Family Homes and Condos on the Rise in November  

2012 GBAR Officers and Directors Installed

GBREB Foundation Grant Application Now Available

Congress Restores Higher FHA Loan Limits, Extends Flood Insurance  

Boston Area Home, Condo Sales Improve for Fourth Consecutive Month

SJC ruling fails to clarify title issue on sale of foreclosure homes  

GBAR Members Take Home Top Honors at MAR Awards Dinner  

Boston area home, condo sales up for third consecutive month   

Volunteers Sought to Serve on GBAR Committees in 2012

Greater Boston Area to Feel Impact of Lower FHA Loan Limits 

Join Effort to Help Prevent Copper Pipe Thefts from Homes 

Owners of Homes with Oil Heat Face New Requirement 
Sales of homes, condos rise sharply in August across Greater Boston 

New FTC Rule on Mortgage Advertising Applies to REALTORS®  

GBAR Honors Members for Volunteer Service  

Bill to Boost Real Estate CE Requirements Advances 

Uniform Appraisal Dataset Now in Effect for GSEs, Adoption for FHA set for January 1, 2012 

Sales of homes, condos up in July across Greater Boston

FTC Will Not Enforce Provisions of MARS Rule Against Most Real Estate Agents  

REALTORS®, Federal Lawmakers Urge Regulators to Reconsider QRM Proposal

Over Five Million Property Owners at Risk of Losing Flood Insurance Protection 

Rise in Pending Sales Offers Hint of Better Days Ahead for Housing Market  

GBAR Awards $25,000 in Grants to Local Housing & Homeless Assistance Groups 

GBAR Honors Five MAR Leadership Academy Graduates  

REALTORS® Support Legislation to Make FHA, GSE Loan Limits Permanent

Record Turnout for REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill Home, condo sales dip in May, but pending sales climb in Greater Boston   

GBAR Donates $5,000 to Aid Tornado Victims in Western Mass.REALTORS® Among Those Subject to MARS Rule  

Local REALTORS® Visit Capitol Hill – Support Efforts to Preserve MID, Existing Loan Limits  

Regulatory Proposal Would Require 20% Down Payment on QRMs – Join CFA Now  

NAR Directors Approve REALTOR® Party Political Initiative, Modify IDX Policy 

REALTORS® Applaud Repeal of Onerous 1099 Tax Reporting Requirement  

Real Estate Pre-Licensing Requirements Set to Increase on June 1 

Local Home Buyer Demand Remains Weak in March  

REALTORS® to Rally at State House on June 8

REALTORS® Urge Congress To Preserve Mortgage Interest Deduction  

Apply Today to Become a REALTOR® Community Observer  

NAR Announces New Initiative to Promote Property Rights, Home Ownership  

Nominations Sought for GBAR Member Recognition Awards  

Volunteer Opportunities Available for REALTORS® at Boston Homeowner Event  

Winter Storms, Financing Issues Slow Boston Area Home Sales in February  

Nominations being accepted for GBAR and MAR leadership positions for 2012

Agents Urged to Use Caution When Marketing Home Warranties

Your Opinion Matters: Take Our Member Survey & Win Free Dues

An Opportunity to Lead 

Sales of Homes, Condos Soften as Prices Hit Record Levels in May 

GBAR Awards $15,000 in Housing Grants to Local Charities 

Property Owners to Get Additional Flood Insurance Rate Relief This Fall 

Delay to Boston’s Building Energy Disclosure Ordinance Approved, No Fines for First Year  

HUD Moves to Ease Requirements on FHA Reverse Mortgages 

GBREB Forms Library to Debut on dotloop on May 15 

FAA Says Drone Use Requires Authorization

Home Improvement Projects with Best ROI Revealed 

Bill Seeks to Extend Tax Exemption for Mortgage Debt Forgiven 

Mass. Court Issues Clarification of Independent Contractor Law as Applied to Real Estate Agents

State of the Nation’s Housing Report Finds Low Homeowership Rates Among Millennials

GBAR Awards $15,000 in Housing Grants to Local Charities

Volunteers Sought for 2015 GBAR Committees

Despite Slower Sales Pace, Gr. Boston Home Values Continue to Climb in August

GBAR to Conduct Fall Furniture Drive to Benefit the Homeless

Prices of Homes, Condos Climb as Buyer Demand Remains Near Record Levels in July

REALTOR Domains to Launch in mid-October

Five GBAR Members Honored for Volunteer Service, Industry Contributions

Home, Condo Sales Continue to Soften in Boston Area

Community Project Grants Available

Delay to Boston’s Building Energy Disclosure Ordinance Approved, No Fines for First Year

Greater Boston Condo Sales Rebound, but Home Sales Fall for Tenth Month in October

NAR Call-for-Action: Don’t Tax “Phantom Income” on Short Sales

U.S. Real Estate Brokerages in Growth Mode

Property Owners to Get Additional Flood Insurance Rate Relief This Fall

Education Programs, Professional Standards Enforcement & Customer Service Earn High Marks in GBAR Member Survey

Medford Broker Named Massachusetts REALTOR® of the Year

Economists Optimistic About Boston Housing Market

Sales of Homes, Condos Slow in November, but Pending Sales Rise

Boston Area Fannie & Freddie Mortgage Limits to Rise in 2015

Most Buyers Begin Home Search Online, But Still Use an Agent to Purchase a Home