Travel Abroad Virtually with LIBOR: Gateway to India
Join LIBOR’s Global Committee this Thursday, January 21, 2020 for the latest installation of “Travel Abroad Virtually.” Beginning at 10:00 AM EST, this enlightening webinar will open the Gateway to India with LIBOR’s Global Committee Chair Ayres Dcunha and NAR India’s president elect, Tarun Bhatia. Come for the education, stay for the exciting global information! Register here.

NYSAR Mid-Winter Business Meetings to be Held Virtually 
Registration is open for the NYSAR 2021 Mid-Winter Business Meetings, which will be held virtually from January 25 through February 12. For registration details and more information click here.

Seeking REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award Applications
LIBOR is now accepting applications for the REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award applications. Through the scholarship program, LIBOR will be awarding up to six $1,000 merit-based Scholarships to three New York Eagle Scouts and three New York Gold Girl Scouts. If you know a Girl or Boy Scout receiving their Gold award or Eagle rank this year, please encourage them to apply here.
American Home Shield
2020 has taught us to expect the unexpected. That applies to home systems and appliances too! A broken water heater or washing machine can derail your budget and your schedule. An American Home Shield home warranty can help avoid the ordeal. NAR members receive $50 off select home warranties through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Learn more. 
Equal Opportunity in Fair Housing 
Monday, January 25th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
3 Hrs. CE

Real Estate Analytics Using Stratus & Excel Charts
Monday, January 25th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
2 Hrs. CE

Successfully Selling HUD Homes     
Tuesday, January 26th 9:00AM – 12:45PM
3.75 Hrs. CE

Understand Zillow to Educate Clients
Tuesday, January 26th 2:00PM – 5:00PM
3 Hrs. CE

What Technology Should You Use When Working with Buyers?
Thursday, January 28th 2:00PM – 5:00PM
3 Hrs. CE

Section 8 Housing  
Friday, January 29th 10:00AM – 1:00PM
3 Hrs. CE
Real Estate Market
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that predictions — no matter who they come from — can’t tell you the future. For the housing market, people rely on predictions and market forecasts, and yet, the industry also experiences some of the biggest shake-ups.

Business Tools
Marketing is a key component in the success of every small business. Use these seven tips to create a plan that works for you.

Cyber Safety
A hacked system or phishing attack can be a huge financial setback for a business. So it’s important to train employees on what a security threat looks like—and to keep systems properly patched.
Home Improvement
Many people kick off the new year decluttering their attic or basement of stuff they no longer want in their life. If you're tossing old toys, rock concert T-shirts, or other items from your past, hang on—you might also be tossing out tons of cash.
Voting Changes Coming to the Boroughs
New York voters will see a big change in the next election cycle with the implementation of ranked-choice voting. Queens residents can learn all about what comes next at our upcoming free webinar, presented by Charter/Spectrum NY on January 28th from 2pm-3:15pm. Click here for to register now.                      
Governor Cuomo Delivers Annual State of the State Address
Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his 11th State of the State address, in which he laid the groundwork for his 2021 agenda. This included a focus on ending the pandemic, and implementing a plan to recover the economy and safely reopen businesses. The governor also announced that he will seek to codify his executive order banning penalties and fees for late or missed rent payments through May 1, 2021 and will extend the state’s moratorium on commercial evictions through May 1, as well. Learn more.
NYC Mayor de Blasio Presents $92.3 Billion City Budget
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently outlined a $92.3 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year while trying to address a $5.3 billion budget gap. The mayor said city property tax revenues are projected to decline by $2.5 billion next year driven by a loss in property values, primarily from commercial properties. The mayor also announced that incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and President-elect Joe Biden agreed to reimburse New York City for 100 percent of pandemic expenses, which would give the city an extra $1 billion. Learn more.
Property Tax Increases Capped at 1.23 Percent
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced that property tax increases will be capped at 1.23 percent in the coming fiscal year. The tax cap falls under 2 percent for the second consecutive year. Learn more.
Commercial Network of LIBOR
Tuesday, January 26th 8:00AM - 10:00AM, Free Zoom Meeting
Hosted by CNLIBOR President Rich Kruse with updates from LIBOR CEO Tessa Hultz. Thomas Bible from RealtyZapp will be our featured speaker.
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