May 4, 2022

Here's What You Need to Know This Week


Top Story of the Week

Introducing the Fair Housing Children's Art Contest

New Jersey Realtors® and the Equal Opportunity & Cultural Diversity Committee are proudly sponsoring a children's art contest to create awareness and celebrate the importance of the Fair Housing Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. The 2022 theme is Open Doors, Open HeartsClick here to enter the contest online.

Contest applicants must be New Jersey residents between the ages of 6 and 18 with a familial relationship to a New Jersey Realtor®. Winners will be selected from various age groups and receive a gift card prize!



Being a Member Has its Perks

Housing Data Reports at Your Fingertips

Hot off the presses—the March data is available now! Prices are on the rise in the New Jersey housing market, while new listings, pending sales, and closed sales all dropped more than 9% in March.

While there were just 19,865 homes for sale in March, buyer demand remains high with homes staying on the market for just 39 days and receiving 102.4% of the listing price.


Watch This

A guided meditation by Yumi Sakugawa, featured in the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center online curated collection.

State of the State

Plastic Bag Mandate Begins this Week

A reminder that starting today single-use plastic is banned in New Jersey. The NJ Department of Environmental Protection prohibits retail, food service, and grocery stores from providing and selling single-use plastic bags for customers, as well as polystyrene food containers from restaurants.


NJ Realtors® Staff Picks of the Week

We're cooking Korean chicken tacos, loving Godiva chocolate lava cakes, watching Call the Midwife, reading Shoe Dog, watching West Side Story, eating crabcakes while in Maryland for Midyear, watching Jack Ryan, cooking for Cinco De Mayo, and Sierra Nevada mustard