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Whether a rookie or a veteran, many REALTORS® easily fall into a routine of showing properties, going to home inspections and later appearing at closings.  The familiarity of these situations and the expertise of a REALTOR® can sometimes make a person let down his or her guard.  Please be advised however, never to let your guard down especially after reading the following story that took place last week in the New Bedford area. Read More


The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, and the heads of the FDIC and Federal Housing Finance Agency to urge their assistance in addressing the costs and availability of mortgage capital at the retail level. Read More

Do you have a current foreclosure or short sale listing in the city of Boston?  Then consider showcasing them to qualified buyers attending a second home buying fair being sponsored by the City of Boston.  The fair, being held on May 16 at the Tobin Community Center in Roxbury, will help match homebuyers to REO properties listed for sale in Boston. Read More

You asked and we listened.  GBAR members can now login to their profile and update their license number, type and expiration date.  With your updated license information, we'll soon be sending you reminder e-mails for when your license is due to be renewed along with our upcoming continuing education courses. Read More

In an attempt to save foreclosed homes in Massachusetts, Mayor Menino has announced the availability of more than $4 million to purchase and renovate foreclosed homes and properties abandoned by developers.  The funds will be distributed by the city's Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) division and will help developers...Read More

By Marilyn Urso, CRB, CRS®
The Green Movement started back in the 1960s and '70s when most of us were not particularly conscious of the environment and how quickly we were destroying it. Today, everything is green...Read More