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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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Latest from the Blog

  • Pending Sales for Massachusetts Homebuyers Maintain Steady Year-Over-Year Increases for Almost Four Years This February

    WALTHAM, Mass. – March 14, 2017 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that ongoing buyer demand pushed pending sales up three percent over last year. Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months, marking almost four years of positive gains in single family homes put under agreement. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices was positive in February. 

     February Pending Sales:  

    Single Family February 2017 February 2016 % Change
    Sales 3,967 3,852 3.0%
    Median Price $330,000 $309,000 6.8%
    • Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months  
    Condominium February 2017 February 2016 % Change
    Sales 1,558 1,566 -0.5%
    Median Price $313,000 $290,000 7.9%
    • Pending sales have been up or flat 17 of the last 18 months  

    “Buyers have been tireless these past four years, showing that the desire to live and work in Massachusetts is strong despite dwindling inventory and rising prices,” said 2017 MAR President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway.  

     Realtor® Market and Price Confidence Indexes:  

    Confidence Index February 2017 February 2016 %Change
    Market 75.20 68.66 10%
    Price 77.00 75.70 2%
    • The Realtor® Market Confidence Index was up for the 11th straight month
    • 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  

    “This is the highest recording Market Confidence Index for the month of February since we began recording the data in 2008,” said Yorkis. “This speaks to the strength of the market this past year, as well as looking ahead to the spring market of 2017."