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The Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents (MABA) respects your privacy.

MABA maintains the following privacy policy to protect your personal information:

We gather the following types of information needed to process your transactions and process your requests, including matching you with a buyer agent:

  1. Contact information you provide (for example, your personal and business addresses, email, phone and fax numbers, firm affiliations and titles, and Web address).
  2. Tracking information that our Web server automatically recognizes each time you visit one of the MABA sites or communicate with us by email (for example, your domain name, your email address, and what pages you visit); and
  3. Information you volunteer, via forms (for example, find a Massachusetts buyer agent, or other contact forms).

We use this personal information to:

  1. Improve and customize the content and layout of the MABA Web sites and other communications tools.
  2. Notify you of updates to the MABA Web sites.
  3. Notify you of relevant news.
  4. Notify you of upcoming events and programs.
  5. Track usage of the MABA Web sites.
  6. Help Massachusetts buyer agents with assisting you.
  7. Provide you with information needed to find a home.

We will not share, sell or otherwise provide other information about you to third parties, except for:

  1. Partners in our Massachusetts buyer agent referral program for the limited purpose of notifying you of buyer representatives in your area.
  2. When required by law or valid legal process, or to protect the personal safety of our members or the public.
  3. Some or all of the data collected during special promotions on the MABA Web sites may be shared, but only with your permission.

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  • Massachusetts Pending Home Sales and Median Price Up Again in June

    The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that single-family pending home sales were up over nine percent in June from last year. Pending condominium sales were also up more than 12 percent. The median price for both single-family homes and condos saw a hike, with the single-family median price rising over the $400,000 mark. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices dipped slightly in June. This month’s “Hot Topic” question finds that the majority of Realtors® surveyed have had at least one transaction that was an all-cash deal (i.e. no mortgage involved) since the beginning of the year.

    June Pending Sales: 

    Single Family June 2017 June2016 % Change
    Sales 6,723 6,128 9.7%
    Median Price $410,000 $380,000 7.9%
    • Pending sales have been up 51 of the last 52 months 
    Condominium June2017 June2016 % Change
    Sales 2,596 2,307 12.5%
    Median Price $370,000 $349,900 2.9%
    • Pending sales have been up or flat 20 of the last 22 months 

    “The increase in homes put under agreement this month may be a positive sign for a spring market that has suffered plummeting inventory,” said 2017 MAR President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway. “However, median prices have continued to rise, which can push some buyers out of the market.”

     
    Realtor® Market and Price Confidence Indexes: 

    Confidence Index June2017 June2016 %Change
    Market 80.73 80.97 -0.29%
    Price 71.79 73.87 -2.82%
    • The Realtor® Market Confidence Index went down for the first time in 27 months
    • The Realtor® Price Confidence Index went down for the first time in six months
    • Measured on a 100-point scale, a score of 50 is the midpoint between a “strong” (100 points) and a “weak” (0 points) market condition  

    “The Realtor® Market Confidence Index has dipped year-over-year for the first time in over two years, indicating that Realtors® are growing concerned about some of their buyers being able to succeed in this market,” said Yorkis. “However, both indexes reveal that ultimately Realtors® remain positive. We just need to see more inventory to keep up with the demand.”

    With home inventory being as tight as it is, you want to give yourself every advantage if you are thinking of buying a home in Massachusetts. For the best possible experience, be sure to work with an agent who is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents.