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Massachusetts REALTORS® Provide Key to Affordable Housing
By HOM Editorial Team | November 6, 2014
The REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley was awarded the “Ambassador for Cities” award from the National Association of REALTORS® for helping prospective home buyers find affordable housing in Massachusetts. The association is a leader in the public- …
PAST CALLS FOR ACTION
Support Vacation Rentals in Barnstable
August 12, 2020
This call for action asks residents to send a message to the Barnstable Town Council in favor of approving the proposed zoning bylaw as written.
Keep Vacation Rentals in Barnstable Legal
July 8, 2020
Local residents were asked to send a message to the Barnstable Planning Board asking them to approve the proposed zoning bylaw that will keep vacation rentals in Barnstable legal.
Take Action to Fix the Cape Cod Bridges
June 22, 2019
Residents were as to contact the Cape Cod Commission to express support for including implementation of the Canal Area Transportation Study in the Regional Transportation Plan.
Rising home prices fallout: Greater rent burden destroying the dream of homeownership
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A secret bias against Blacks exists in mortgage approval algorithms
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Historic infrastructure bill passes, but it will merely be a good first step
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It looks fine and tastes good, but tap water is unsafe for many Americans
When you pour yourself a glass of water from the tap in your kitchen, you can hold the glass up to the light and the liquid looks crystal clear. Next, doing your best impression of a wine connoisseur, you swirl the water around in the glass and tip it …
Have You Signed The Homeowner Bill of Rights?
It’s time to stand up and be counted!
Did you know that homeowners pay between 80 and 90 percent of all federal income taxes? If you are a homeowner, show your support now for a Homeowner Bill of Rights. Sign it now!