Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Press Room
The MAR Press Room is designed for members of the media seeking information on Massachusetts housing reports, home sales statistics, press releases from MAR and information on the REALTOR® Association.
Members of the media should direct all requests and inquiries to MAR Communications Director Eric Berman
|Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Promotes McDonagh to General Counsel and Government Affairs Director|
|WALTHAM, Mass. – March 29, 2012 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) today announced that it has promoted MAR Associate General Counsel Michael McDonagh to MAR General Counsel and Government Affairs Director. McDonagh, who has been at MAR for 11 years replaces long time MAR General Counsel and Government Affairs Director Stephen Ryan who is leaving MAR to become executive director of the New England Convenience Store Association.
|February REALTOR® Market Index Up for Seventh Straight Month|
|REALTOR® Price Index over 50-point threshold for first time
since April 2010
WALTHAM, Mass. – March 20, 2012 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) today announced that confidence in the market has gone up for the seventh straight month compared to last year according to results of the February REALTOR® Market Index (RMI). The REALTOR® Price Index (RPI) in February was also up over last year and eclipsed the 50-point mark for the first time in 22 months. Over 81 percent of respondents believe the impact on the market would be positive if legislation proposed by U.S. Senator Scott Brown to improve the short sale process was made into law.|
|Massachusetts Pending Home Sales Up for 10th Straight Month in February|
|February single-family pending sales increase hits new record
WALTHAM, Mass. – March 13, 2012 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that the number of single-family homes put under agreement in February went up again for the 10th straight month compared to the same time in 2011. Condominium pending sales were also up from the same time last year. Pending figures are a leading indicator of actual housing sales in Massachusetts for the following 2-3 months.|
|Massachusetts Home Sales Up in January to Continue Positive Direction|
|REALTORS® support legislation to improve short sale process introduce by U.S. Senator Scott Brown
WALTHAM, Mass. – February 28, 2012 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that January 2011 home sales were up over the same time last year. This is the seventh straight month of year-over-year increases while condominium sales were down slightly compared to January 2011. Median prices were down for single-family homes and essentially flat for condominiums compared to the same time last year.
|January REALTOR® Market Index Continues Positive Trend to Start Year|
|REALTORS® see inventory staying the same or going up in 2012
WALTHAM, Mass. – February 14, 2012 – The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) today announced that for the sixth straight month, REALTOR® confidence in the real estate market has gone up compared to the same time last year according to the January 2012 REALTOR® Market Index. The REALTOR® Price Index (RPI) in January was down slightly from 2011. Over 90 percent of REALTORS® responded that they see the number of homes for sale staying the same or going up in 2012.