June 2022

June 2022

Last meeting before the summer and Italian food to boot. John Dillon, public adjuster, spoke about the need for his services in case of fire or natural disasters. Craig Snell spoke about changes in the mortgage market, Carl Superior spoke about Fall River rents, and Ron Oliveira spoke about New Bedford rents and the local…

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2022 – May

May 2022

Big night at GNBLA.  Judge Donna Salvidio and Clerk-Magistrate Mark Jeffries. Per Judge Salvidio, applying for rental assistance stops eviction until confirmed or denied. Get estoppel certificates from tenants upon sale, don’t accept seller’s security deposits upon sale, might be faulty.

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2022 – April

April Meeting 2022

It was Landlord 101 with Ron Oliveira and Brandon Burns. Per Ron, when you buy a property,  get all agreements from the owner and get estoppel from all the tenants. Respond to all rental inquiries, watch what you say, and remember the words, “We make all reasonable accommodations.” Brandon is a property manager and said…

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2022 – March

March Meeting

Another great meeting, we had Steven A Beauregard, Executive Director of New Bedford Housing Authority (Section 8) arriving in victory, having just raised the subsidy for New Bedford Section 8 Housing. Section 8 Housing is now competitive with the market. We also had Kerry Farias from Fall River speaking for Fall River issues. The goal…

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2022 – February

February Meeting

Another great meeting, Finance February with Hard Money lenders Carl Superior and Chris Gallo; first VP of BayCoast Bank Louis Rego and Attorney Paula Miller of PK Boston all spoke about the appropriate entities to hold your real estate (LLC, trust, corp, etc.).

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2022 – January

January Meeting Speaker

We had our Vendors meeting along with free pizza and chicken wings at the Whaler Motor Inn. What could be better? The meeting started with Pete Covill of Humphrey, Covill and Coleman talking about insurance coverage, the need for rental replacement and having sufficient coverage. John Dillon of Petrocelli Public Insurance Adjusters will help you…

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2021 – December

Meeting Attendees 12-02-2021

Another meeting, a great new location at the Whaler Motor Inn, 500 Hathaway Road, New Bedford. Guest speakers Judge Joseph L Michaud and Clerk-Magistrate Mark Jeffries. Close to the end of the Covid problems, Southeastern MA Housing Court is the most efficient court in executions. That has caused some problems, we do need to fight…

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2021 – November

Joe Lopes

Our speaker on November 4 was major Fall River property manager Erin Cronin with Landlord 101. Per Erin, real estate management is a business, make the property look nice, only show property when it’s 100 percent.  Put all details upfront, don’t surprise people with fees or other issues. Get nice pictures, stress location, stay away…

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2021 – October

Rep. Cabral

Great night for politics at the GNBLA with Massachusetts State Rep Antonio Cabral, and New Bedford City Councilor Joe Lopes. Tony: Spoke of challenges with Covid, RAFT and ERAP program, affordable housing, state money for housing development, and plenty of other issues. City Councilman Joe Lopes of Ward 6 in New Bedford: Spoke of real…

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2021 – September

Sept. 2021

September 9 meeting ably hosted by Bill Schofield. Carl Bonnell, exterminator announced his new business at 774-400-5993. Leo Choquett, running for City Councilman Ward 1, has a fundraiser on September 15 at 6 pm at the Jade Garden Restaurant. The main speaker Attorney John Walsh, 508-994-0083, Advice, 1) always have a written agreement, 2) never…

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