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GBREB NEWS

Monday 3/18 & Tuesday 3/19 Public Hearing On Wetlands By-Law and Real Estate Sales Tax

The Boston City Council will be holding two public hearings next week of interest to the real estate industry.    Both hearings will be held at Boston City Hall in the Iannella Chamber, 1 City Hall Square 5th Floor.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

WHAT:  Wetlands ByLaw
DATE:  Monday, March 18th
TIME:  11:30
Docket #0250 - An ordinance protecting local wetlands and promoting climate change adaptation in the City of Boston.
SPONSORS:  Councilors Wu, O'Malley, Flaherty, Edwards, Essaibi-George, Flynn, Janey, McCarthy, Zakim and Campbell

WHAT: Real Estate Transfer Tax
DATE:  Tuesday, March 19th
TIME:  2:00 p.m.
Docket #0187 - A hearing regarding a petition for a special law re: An Act Authorizing the City of Boston to Establish an Investor and Commercial Properties Transfer Fee.
SPONSORS:  Edwards, Janey, Wu, Ciommo, Essaibi-George, Flynn, Garrison, O’Malley, Zakim and Campbell

Boston Wetlands, Real Estate Sales Tax Hearing
GBREB NEWS

The Greater Boston Real Estate Board Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to graduating high school seniors who reside in Boston or the Greater Boston area.

This scholarship will be guaranteed for two years.  Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated Academic Achievement
  • Leadership Experience and Extra-Curricular Involvement
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
  • Short Answer Response and Essay Response

In order to apply for this scholarship you MUST:

  • Be a class of 2019 graduating high school senior
  • Reside in Boston or the Greater Boston area (click here again to check to you live in this region) or see the list below:

Acton, Arlington, Ashland, Avon, Bedford, Bellingham, Belmont, Boxboro, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Chelsea, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Everett, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Mansfield, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Millis, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Norwood, North Reading, Randolph, Reading, Revere, Sharon, Sherborn, Somerville, Stoneham, Stoughton, Stow, Sudbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, and Wrentham. 

  • Submit a 2019-2020 FAFSA
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The deadline to apply is April 1st.

 

 

GBREB Foundation Scholarship Deadline April 1

Massachusetts recently adopted a new law taxing and regulating the short-term rental market. The following information should help REALTORS® navigate the short-term rental market under these new laws and regulations. The law, H3454, An Act Regulating and Insuring Short-Term Rentals, governs short-term rentals in Massachusetts. These are defined to include occupancy for a period of not more than 31 consecutive calendar days of accommodations normally used for sleeping and living purposes, including without limitation an apartment, house, cottage, condominium unit or furnished accommodation other than a hotel, motel, lodging house or bed-and-breakfast establishment (all of which are already subject to regulation). Traditional tenancies at will are not covered, nor is the law meant to legitimize short-terms rentals by tenants in violation of their leases.

Short Term Rentals Member Advisory
 

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YPN Kick-Off Event
Mar 28, 2019
The Barking Crab
88 Sleeper St
Boston, MA
Green Designation
Apr 04, 2019 - Apr 05, 2019
GBAR Member Training And Service Center
68 Main Street
Reading, MA
GREEN DAY 2
Apr 05, 2019
GBAR Member Service & Training Center
68 Main Street
Reading, MA
GBAR Broker-Owner Forum
Apr 05, 2019
Crowne Plaza
1360 Worcester Street (Route 9)
Natick, MA
CE Webinar- Architecture
Apr 08, 2019
Network To Success
Apr 10, 2019
BC Club
100 Federal St, 36th Floor
Boston, MA
GBAR New Member Orientation (Burlington, MA)
Apr 17, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn
5 Wheeler Road
Burlington, MA
Certified International Property Specialist- Core Course
Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
GBAR Member Service And Training Center
68 Main Street
Reading, MA
CE Webinar- Due Diligence In Seller Agency
May 06, 2019
 

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YPN Kick-Off Event
The Barking Crab
6:00pm
 
Green Designation
GBAR Member Training And Service Center
9:00am
 
GBAR Broker-Owner Forum
Crowne Plaza
 
GREEN DAY 2
GBAR Member Service & Training Center
 
CE Webinar- Architecture
9:00am
 
Network To Success
BC Club
6:00pm