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5.28.20 NSAR to Announce the 2020 REALTOR® of the Year

Join us for a FB Watch Party as we announce the 2020 NSAR REALTOR® of the Year on June 18th!

5.21.20 Latest North Shore Market Report Now Available

The April 2020 Market Report for the North Shore is now available on the NSAR website. Click the link on the right for the report.

5.18.20 PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Released

The Small Business Administration, in conjunction with the Department of the Treasury, has released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application.

5.11.20 NSAR Watch Party for REALTOR Legislative Meetings

Join us Tuesday, May 12th, starting at 11am for the NSAR Watch Party streaming the opening conference sessions of the REALTOR® Legislative Meetings.

5.1.20 Statewide Face Coverings Order Signed

Governor Baker signs order for statewide use of face coverings in public spaces.

4.29.20 SBA creates an exclusive submission window for small lenders

For a limited time SBA will limit which lenders can submit PPP applications through its electronic loan portal.

4.28.20 The Use of Remote Notary Now Allowed in Massachusetts

Governor Baker has signed into law the use of remote notary.

4.20.20 Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions

Governor Charlie Baker has signed into law a housing security bill that will halt evictions and foreclosures during the state of emergency.

4.20.20 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is Open for Applications

Massachusetts has launched the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance portal. PUA provides benefits to the self-employed, independent contractors, and gig-workers who traditionally do not qualify for unemployment.

4.13.20 Community Orders Relative to COVID-19

Several North Shore communities have issued orders relative to COVID-19 that may directly or indirectly affect real estate.

4.6.20 Danvers Restricts Open Houses

The Danvers Board of Health has issued an order regarding open houses.

3.31.20 REALTORS® Considered Essential

The essential business list has been updated to include residential and commercial real estate, New short term rental guidance has also been issued.

3.27.20 NSAR Webinar- Conversation about Mortgage Lending & Brokerage Today

March 27, 2019- NSAR held a webinar to provide a forum to receive the latest information on mortgage lending and brokerage today in the time of the COVID19 pandemic.

3.26.20 State Issues Guidance for the Practice of Real Estate During State of Emergency

A new FAQ released by the Baker Administration gives guidance on client meetings and closings.

3.20.20 Governor Baker Addresses Smoke and CO Inspections

Governor Baker signs an Executive Order addressing Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Inspections.

3.20.20 Status of Ipswich and Danvers Sewer Inspections

Updates on the status of Ipswich and Danvers sewer inspections. Both towns have local requirements for a Sewer Connection Inspection on the sale of real property.

3.19.20 MLS Makes Change to Active Listing Status

MLS PIN makes temporary change to Active Listing Status in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and social-distancing measures.

3.19.20 NAR Releases Flash Survey on the Impact of the Coronavirus on the Market

NAR has conducted a Flash Survey on how the Coronavirus is affecting buyer and seller behavior around the country.

3.17.20 Fire Departments Suspend Smoke and CO Alarm Inspections

Some North Shore fire departments have suspended Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Inspections. Included is a list of confirmed policies adopted by our local cities and towns.

3.16.20 UPDATE: Registry of Deeds Closed to Onsite Closings

Updated on 3/18. The Southern and Northern Essex District Registry of Deeds are closed to onsite closings as of Tuesday March 17th. E-filing and walk-in recordings will still be accepted.

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