July 27 – GNAR News

Call for Nominations

It is that time of year and we are seeking interested candidates for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Officers.  The following positions will be presented for election at our Annual Meeting on October 13, 2016.

  • President-Elect (automatically succeeds President) 
  • Secretary (one-year term)
  • Treasurer (one-year term)
  • Local Director (3-year term)
  • MAR Alternate Directors (two open, 1-year term each)

To read about each of the above positions and submit your interest to serve, please use the link below:


We value your participation in the association.  By volunteering on the GNAR Board, you will gain insight and experience locally as well as with both the Massachusetts (MAR) and National Association (NAR) of REALTORS.

Help shape the programs and services we deliver to our members! Completed e-forms should be submitted prior to August 16, 2016.  For any questions or to request a paper application, please call GNAR at 978-462-5415.

The Slate of Officers will be published in accordance with GNAR Bylaws at least three weeks prior to the election of Officers & Directors.  Again, election for 2017-2018 positions will be held at the GNAR Annual Membership meeting on October 13, 2016.  Please mark the date on your calendar.

*Positions on the board and voting is open to REALTOR members only, Affiliate members are welcome to attend the Annual Membership meeting but are not voting members of the Association.

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Massachusetts Home Buyers Pushed Sales to Another Record for the Month of June

by MAR (Eric Berman – eberman@marealtor.com – 781-839-5507) | Jul 26, 2016

Single-family median home prices hit $380,000 for the first time

WALTHAM, Mass. – July 26, 2016 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that home buyers pushed home sales to another record for the month of June. While year-over-year increases were more modest compared to previous months, single-family home median prices hit $380,000 for the first time. Condominium sales also closed higher with median prices up from 2015.

June Closed Sales:

Single-Family June 2016 June 2015 %Change
Sales 6,740 6,374 +5.7%
Median Price $380,000 $372,250 +2.1%
  • Most closed sales in the month of June since 2004
  • Closed sales have been up 17 out of the last 24 months
  • Median prices have been up for the 14 out of the last 15 months
Condominium June 2016 June 2015 %Change
Sales 2,646 2,630 +0.6%
Median Price $349,900 $330,000 +6.0%
  • Closed sales have been up or flat 12 of the last 16 months
  • Median prices have been up 11 out of the last 15 months

“The competition to buy a home in Massachusetts right now very intense,” said 2016 MAR President Annie Blatz, branch executive at Kinlin Grover Real Estate in Brewster. “Buyers are having to use every additional dollar worth of purchasing power they are getting from these historically-low interest rates to close a deal.”

Inventory and Days on Market:

Single-Family June 2016 June 2015 %Change
Inventory 17,711 24,649 -28.1%
Months of Supply 3.6 5.8 -37.9%
Days on Market 81 85 -4.7%
New Listings 8,612 9,391 -8.3%
  • 53rd straight month of year-over-year inventory decreases
  • New listings added to the market down for the third time in 12 months
Condominium June 2016 June 2015 %Change
Inventory 2,646 2,630 +0.6%
Months of Supply 2.3 3.6 -36.1%
Days on Market 64 64 0.0%
New Listings 2,816 3,031 -7.1%
  • First time in 65 months that inventory has increased
  • New listings added to the market down for the third time in 12 months

“While we need more than just homeowners to list their homes for sale to meet our inventory shortage, it is the most immediate thing we can do to help boost supply,” said Blatz.

About the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®:

Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade organization with more than 22,000+ members.  The term REALTOR® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of REALTORS® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and continuing education programs.

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