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State lawmakers are right now considering allowing ANY city or town in Massachusetts to impose a new sales tax on ALL real estate of up to 2%. This will drive up costs, hurt the economy and destabilize the marketplace.  

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Beacon Hill Considers Real Estate Sales Tax

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Until the end of the year, if you join REFA now as a 2020 member, you will receive the remainder of 2019 for FREE! Interested in joining or know of someone who should be a part of the organization? Let us know! More information can be found here

Questions? Please contact Alex Levine, Membership & Events Coordinator, at alevine@gbreb.com or 617-399-7874. 

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The City of Boston has agreed to a settlement agreement with Airbnb, establishing Airbnb's responsibilities under the City of Boston's short-term rental ordinance.   

Under the terms of the agreement, Boston will continue to require owners to register their units and continue the City's regulations about which units are eligible to be used as short-term rentals. On September 1, 2019, Airbnb's website will add a function to allow hosts to enter and display their required City-formatted registration number. By December 1, 2019, all listings will be required to display a City-formatted registration number, or the listings will be removed. Airbnb will inform users of the City's short-term rental standards, and work with users to ensure their listings are registered with the City of Boston.

In addition, Airbnb will also share key data with the City of Boston, including the listing's unique ID/URL, submitted registration number, unique host ID, listing information, and listing zip code.

Under the agreement, the City of Boston will have the power to notify Airbnb of any listing the City believes is ineligible under Boston's short-term rental ordinance. Unless the host complies with Boston's short-term rental registration process in thirty days, Airbnb will remove the listing from its platform.  

For additional information regarding the short-term rental law and the details of the settlement agreement please visit the City of Boston Inspectional Services website.



 

Short Term Rental Agreement Reached In Boston

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Annual Forecasting Breakfast
Jan 28, 2020
WilmerHale
60 State St.
Boston, MA
GBREB Winter Soiree
Jan 30, 2020
WilmerHale
60 State Street
Boston, MA
The Impact of the LIBOR Changes
Feb 25, 2020
TBD, Convenient Downtown Location
 

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Annual Forecasting Breakfast
WilmerHale
7:45am
 
GBREB Winter Soiree
WilmerHale
5:30pm
 
The Impact of the LIBOR Changes
TBD, Convenient Downtown Location
7:45am
 
The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity
100 High Street
3:30pm