What’s being said in the media: January 2016 Future Indicators Report

what's being said in the media 2016These articles and posts resulted in the release of our January 2016 Future Indicators Release. We’ll continue to update this post as more articles come in.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mild Weather and Strong Buyer Demand Result in Robust Start to the Year in Pending Home Sales
Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine

Mild winter gives 2016 housing market a jump-start
Boston.com

Finally, take a look at this Boston.com article using data from the 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Massachusetts report from the National Association of Realtors®.

How first-time homebuyers are managing in Massachusetts
Boston.com

Don’t Delay, Register to Vote Today! | The Wednesday Word

pollbooth_FBThe deadline to register to vote in the March 1st Presidential Primary is today at 5:00 PM. Massachusetts residents can  visit the Secretary of State’s website to register to vote or to update existing voter registrations.  It is also a good idea to check your party affiliation as thousands of voters may have inadvertently registered for the United Independent Party instead of registering as unenrolled. Below is a table explaining who can vote in the different primaries.

parties
Commonly referred to as Super Tuesday, March 1st is the date of presidential primaries in 14 states across the nation. For the first time in two election cycles Mitt Romney will not be a factor on the Republican ticket, leaving Massachusetts up for grabs. On the Democratic side, voters will decide between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. This Boston Magazine article explains why the Massachusetts primary matters this year.

It is an exciting year for elections both at the state and national level, so be sure to register today.

Click here to register today!

As always, check the MAR Report and Government Affairs site for updates on all issues relative to real estate and private property rights.

(Please note: This blog post was prepared by MAR Legal Staff: Michael McDonagh, General Counsel; Ashley Stolba, Associate Counsel; Justin Davidson, Legislative & Regulatory Counsel; and Christine Howe, Public Policy and Finance Coordinator)