The latest information about the association, our brokerage community, and the real estate industry.
Ipswich Planning Board Considers ADU Ordinance Update
On July 27, 2023, the Ipswich Planning Board held a meeting where they discussed a potential zoning amendment to the town’s ADU ordinance.
Georgetown MBTA Compliance Update
Earlier in the year, Georgetown received a $20,000 grant from the state for technical assistance to comply with multifamily zoning requirements for MBTA communities, commonly referred to as 3A.
Manchester MBTA Taskforce Mission Statement
The Manchester-by-the-Sea MBTA Zoning Task Force finalized their mission statement at their July 20, 2023, meeting.
Salem Revisits Inclusionary Zoning
Salem is revisiting the implementation of an inclusionary zoning ordinance, which was not passed by the City Council in 2019. The Salem Affordable Housing Trust will serve as the project advisory committee and will engage with the City Council and Planning Department beginning in September.
Considerations for Retaining the Marital Home After a Divorce
Will I be able to keep my house? This is the most common question divorce professionals hear from their clients who are getting a divorce and own a home. Find out more about your financing options here.
Salem City Council Adopts Resolution in Support of Tenant Protection
At their July 13th meeting, the Salem City Council adopted a resolution in support of increasing tenant access to counsel in eviction cases and allowing tenants to petition the court to seal eviction records.
Salem Preservation in Changing Climate Conference
Preserving Salem is holding a conference titled Preservation in a Changing Climate on September 12, 2023, to discuss the ongoing impacts of climate change on historic resources.
Marblehead MBTA Communities Update
The Marblehead Housing Production Plan Implementation Committee is holding a meeting on Tuesday, July 25th at 3:30 PM to discuss the timeline and future public outreach efforts for MBTA Communities zoning (3A).
Danvers 3A Informational Session
The Danvers Planning Division in conjunction with the Planning Board are holding their first informational session on Tuesday, August 1st at 7:00 PM to discuss the multi-family zoning requirements for MBTA communities.
Haverhill Right to Charge Law
At the July 11th Haverhill City Council meeting, resident Melissa Rouselle called on the Council to pass a “Right to Charge” ordinance, which would ensure that homeowners, condominium owners, and in certain cases renters would not be prohibited from installing electric charging stations for their vehicles.
Haverhill Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance
At their upcoming August 8th meeting, the Haverhill City Council will consider the framework for a proposed inclusionary zoning ordinance.