REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill Keynote Speaker Announced! | The Wednesday Word

Karyn_Polito_official_portraitLieutenant Governor Karyn Polito

MAR is honored to announce that Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will be the Keynote Speaker for the 31st annual Margaret C. Carlson REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill.

Karyn Polito was inaugurated on January 8th, 2015 as the 72nd Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, elected alongside Governor Charlie Baker.

Lieutenant Governor Polito is a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, where she lives with her husband and two young children. She has been a REALTOR® for over 10 years and is an active member of the Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®.

Lieutenant Governor Polito began her public service in local government, serving as a member of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen. She then expanded her work to the state level, serving as a member of the State Lottery Commission, and, beginning in 2001, was elected as State Representative for the 11th Worcester District (Shrewsbury and Westborough) for five terms.

In the Lieutenant Governor’s time as a State Representative, she was a leading advocate for the passage of “Jessica’s Law,” a bill that would establish tough mandatory minimum sentences for child sex offenders. Additionally, she worked relentlessly to secure increases in local aid, Chapter 70 School aid, Special Education aid, and Special Education transportation aid, as well as for local grant funding. The Lieutenant Governor has also worked hard to promote jobs and economic development, especially encouraging young people to explore careers in science and technology.

MAR is excited to welcome Lieutenant Governor Polito to the REALTOR® Day on the Hill. As a reminder, the 31st annual Margaret C. Carlson REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill is Tuesday June 21st, 2016 from 10:00 am-11:00am at The Great Hall, Massachusetts State House. REALTORS® will have a chance to network and enjoy a continental breakfast at 9:30AM before learning about the key legislative issues in 2016 that will affect the real estate industry and private property.

For more information on Day on the Hill, check out the MAR Facebook Page as well as the MAR Government Affairs page

(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)

What’s Being Said in the Media: March 2016 Closed Sales Report

what's being said in the media 2016

These articles and posts resulted in the release of our March 2016 Closed Sales Release. We’ll continue to update this post as more articles come in.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

March closed home sales hit another high for the month
Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine

Massachusetts Single-Family Home, Condo Sales Soar In March
WGBH

Massachusetts single-family home, condo sales soar in March
Boston.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Morning Briefing: Home price growth is easing off
Mortgage Professional America