GMAR WEEKLY eNEWSLETTER
2022 KETTLE MORAINE COUNCIL RPAC AUCTION
Thanks to all who attended the 2022 Kettle Moraine Council RPAC Auction and for helping to set a new fundraising record! 

This year’s guest speaker was Washington County Executive Josh Schoemann, who shared his workforce housing vision/plans. 
 
Want to learn more about RPAC? Click here for more information and to contribute. 
 
Any questions, please contact Marne Stuck.
REAL ESTATE CONTINUING EDUCATION
2021-22 Biennium Deadline: December 14, 2022
REQUIREMENTS: 6 MANDATORY COURSES  3 CREDITS EACH  18 TOTAL HOURS  EVERY 2 YEARS

WOMEN'S COUNCIL OF REALTORS® HOSTED A MAYOR'S PANEL ON MAY 19TH
WCR’s Milwaukee Metro Chapter hosted a Mayor's Panel on May 19th. They were joined by West Allis Mayor Dan Devine, Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride, and Brown Deer Village President Wanda Montgomery who discussed current issues in their respective communities.
APRIL 2022 HOME SALES REPORT
DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE
$10,000

Jefferson County • Ozaukee County
Washington County • Waukesha County

  • This grant is an additional tool for homebuyers to use to secure their goal of homeownership.
  • The grant is forgiven after a relatively short time frame of only 5 years.
  • It can be used toward closing costs, upfront mortgage insurance premiums, and/or down payment.
  • It’s a HUD-funded program that can be used as a stand-alone option or layered with other grant programs. It can be used on secondary market loans as well as with “in-house” loans.
  • The borrower applies for first mortgage financing from a participating lender. The lender reserves funds from Waukesha County. 
  • The borrowers must qualify with a total household income at or below 80% of the county median income. 
For more information contact:
Debbie Narus - Housing Program Coordinator
Waukesha County Community Development
262-896-8170 / dnarus@waukeshacounty.gov
FREE VETERANS HOME BUYING SEMINAR
The Veteran Home Buying Seminar will be hosted by the Department of Veteran Affairs, hosted by the home loan specialist Mark Lee.

Sponsored by the Veterans support committee of the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®.

Contact Bill Misiel To Register
SHOP THE GE APPLIANCES STORE MEMORIAL DAY SALE
Savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®.

Receive free delivery on orders over $499 and additional savings on select appliances.* Plus, take advantage of special financing options.

UPCOMING GMAR EVENTS
Join your fellow GMAR members for Happy Hour and Silent Auction Thursday, June 9, 2022, 4 pm- 7 pm at Leff's Lucky Town: 7208 W. State Street, Wauwatosa. Pizza sponsored by Wisconsin Title, Closing and Credit Services.


We are looking for event sponsors and Silent auction items. Proceeds from this event will benefit the GMAR’s Youth Foundation.

Contact Scott Bush for more information: scott@gmar.com/414-778-4929
GMAR MEMBERS ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP
Join our members-only Facebook group if you have not already done so. This group was created for our members to connect with each other and discuss industry-related questions/concerns as well as to keep you informed on association news and updates. If there are any specific topics you would like to see more of please let us know!
JOB POSTINGS
Client Care Specialist
Homesight Inspection
Closing Coordinator/Office Manager
Lake Country Flat Fee
If your office is hiring for an administrative position that does not require a real estate license, we would be happy to share that information with the membership. See above for current postings.  If you have a job opening that you would like to add, please email Mary Xiong.
HABITAT RESTORE OFFERS
FREE PICKUP AND SALVAGE SERVICES
Habitat for Humanity ReStore picks up donations of gently used furniture, appliances, and more for free! Donations are tax-deductible and help local families in need of safe, affordable housing. 

ReStore's experienced Deconstruction Services will even remove kitchen cabinetry and more! 
 
FIND OUT MORE or call: 414-316-5651.
DISCOVER MILWAUKEE RELOCATION GUIDE
The GMAR is once again sponsoring the Discover Milwaukee Relocation Guide. Covering Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, and Racine counties, it is the Greater Milwaukee region’s #1 source for anyone looking to move or relocate to Wisconsin’s largest metro area.
 
You can provide a free copy of the Relocation Guide to your relocating clients and customers and share the website and digital editions as well.

Limited quantities of the publication are available at the GMAR office, or by contacting Metro Business Publications at pcanon@discovermilwaukee.com.
 
The purpose of the Relocation Guide is to create a complete package about moving to metro Milwaukee. Information is organized in easy-to-use sections, offering new residents everything they need at their fingertips:
  • Quality of Life
  • Things To Do
  • Average home price and details for communities
  • Career Opportunities
  • Schools and Education
  • Financing a Home
  • Helpful Information
 
GMAR members also have the opportunity to highlight their experience and expertise in a special section for Relocation Specialists. For rate information, contact Maribeth Delforge at 262-796-0224, or mbdelforge@discovermilwaukee.com.
REAL ESTATE SUPPLY STORE NOW AT
MINUTEMAN PRESS - BROOKFIELD
The real estate supply store is now located ONLY at Minuteman Press - Brookfield location (13680 W. Capitol Drive). Store hours are M-F between 8:30 AM and 5 PM. Contact Minuteman Press-Brookfield for more info at (262) 781-9622!
Comments, Suggestions, or Questions?...
Let us know how the GMAR can improve what we offer to you as members of our organization. Your feedback helps us to make quality improvements to our programs and benefits, so we appreciate it! Click here to e-mail feedback to the GMAR.
Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®
12300 W. Center Street Milwaukee, WI 53222
414-778-4929 | www.GMAR.com