The latest information about the association, our brokerage community, and the real estate industry.
Property Sales Tax Considered in Boston
Boston City Council is considering a new law that would levy a sales tax of 2% on all property sold within the city limits.
Lynn City Council Authorizes Hiring of City Planners
Having gone without a planning department for more than two decades, the Lynn City Council has authorized the hiring of a principle planner and associate planner for Lynn.
MassHousing Expands Down Payment Assistance Program
MassHousing has announced that their Down Payment Assistance Program will be expanding to cover up to $15,000 or 5% of the purchase price.
Third PlanBeverly Public Workshop
On Thursday December 5th, PlanBeverly will be holding its third Public Workshop.
Checklist for Condominium FHA Approval
The National Association of REALTORS® has created a checklist for condominium boards to use to streamline the process of gaining FHA approval.
2020 Conforming Loan Limits
Federal Housing Finance Agency has released the 2020 Conforming Loan Limits.
Keep the Extensions Rolling
The National Flood Insurance Program was again extended, this time until December 20th.
HDIP Expansion Citywide Moves Forward in Salem
Thursday night the Salem City Council voted 7-3 to pass the expansion of the Housing Development Incentive Program citywide.
Swampscott Passes Fee-In-Lieu Update
Article 9 passed with a two thirds majority vote at Swampscott’s Special Town Meeting on Monday.
Beverly Public Meeting for Multi-Modal Mobility Hub
On November 21st Beverly will be conducting a public meeting to discuss transforming the Beverly Depot Train Station and adjacent area in a Multi-modal Mobility Hub.
Danvers Community Workshop Focusing on Downtown Corridor
On November 26th, the Danvers Planning Board will be holding a community workshop to receive public comment on the Downtown Corridor re-zoning initiative.