September 8, 2020
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CORE

Deadline Reminder: New Jersey REALTORS️® Quarter Century Club Been a Realtor for 25 Years? The Quarter Century Club honors NJ Realtor members who have served as Realtors or Realtor-Associates faithfully in New Jersey for 25 years or more. Applications are due to your local association (CORE) no later than Monday, September 14, 2020. View application here.

CORE Closed Week of September 21 Please note CORE will be closed the week of September 21 for staff training on our new membership system. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and we will do our best to answer emails and voicemails before and after our all-day trainings during that week. We will reopen at 8:30 am, Monday, September 28.

CORE’s Realtor Cooperation in Today's World Webinar The webinar features as co-moderators national Professional Standards expert/instructor Diane Disbrow and NAR senior MLS policy expert Rodney Gansho, as well as panelists from Bright MLS and Central Jersey MLS. Wednesday September 30 at 2 pm, being held at no charge for all members. Register now.

CORE Donated $1,000 to NAR's REALTORS® Relief Fund Please help us keep this important work going by making a tax-deductible donation to the RRF. You can do so in less than one minute using your credit card on a secure online form. Then, encourage others to donate by sharing our Facebook appeal with the hashtag
#REALTORSAreGoodNeighbors.)


Local

Disclosure: Certain Drinking Water Serviced by Trenton Water Works (TWW) May Be Contaminated with Lead Some of the water service supplied by TWW to the residents of Trenton, Ewing, Hamilton, Hopewell, and Lawrence Townships may be contaminated with lead as a result of corrosion in the water distribution system and household plumbing. Read more.

Mercer County & Mercer County Park Drive-In Movie Nights & Drive-In Concerts
Between September 4 and October 3, movie nights will take place each Friday beginning at approximately 7:30 pm, and concerts will be held on Saturdays at 6 pm at various outdoor locations. Read more.

Mercer County: WiFi Still Available at Libraries During COVID-19 Closure Although the branch library buildings are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, WiFi remains available from 7 am to 9 pm.and can be accessed by people picking up or returning library materials. For more info, click here.  
 
Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Please take a few moments to participate in the Hunterdon Economic Recovery Survey. This will help the Hunterdon Economic Recovery Task Force to look at critical issues facing the business community. Take this survey.

Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce: Virtual Leads Exchange Central Develop the business relationships that can improve your bottom line. Network and present your business to the group. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8 - 9 am Register here.
  • Admission is included in your Chamber Membership.
  • Non-Members may attend twice before joining the Chamber.

Webinars

September is Realtor Safety Month! Join NAR for this Free Webinar - Selling Safely: Because It Can Happen to You Realtors face job-related risks every day. Being aware of potential dangers and taking precautions will help you avoid risky situations that can happen to any agent - including you! Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 2 - 3 pm. Free. Register now.

Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce: Women’s Leadership Summit Virtual Morning Program 7 Secrets to Building Your Business in Today’s Economy No fee for those who have registered for the summit. Please respond to register at info@hunterdon.chamber.org. New registrations, click here. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10 - 11 am.

Bright MLS

Weekly Statistics by State To view the report, click here. 
NJ

NJ101.5: Thwarting Virtual ‘Bombing’ is the Aim of NJ Lawnmaker’s Bill Read more.

NJ REALTORS® FRESH Summit Begins Oct 1. New Jersey Realtors is excited to announce a new virtual conference, the FRESH Summit: Free Realtor Education Starts Here, will span the month of October. This virtual, members-only summit will have continuing education, statehouse sessions, a full conference devoted to New Jersey Realtor women, and more.
  • As of today, there are 13 sessions throughout the month. Click here for more information. Registration opens on September 8.
 
NJ Realtors: The September/October issue of New Jersey Realtor is out now! To view, click here

Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) of NJ: RPAC Supports You, Your Industry, and Homeownership – Make Your Investment Today Check out RPAC of New Jersey’s Working for You flyer regarding New Jersey Realtors Covid-19 member support and successful advocacy efforts. 
  • New items are now consistently being added to RPAC of New Jersey’s online auction site – check out the cool items available and consider bidding to support RPAC.
  • Reminder: Invest a minimum of $100 to the Realtors Political Action Committee of New Jersey by Oct. 2 and earn one unit towards your 2021 Circle of Excellence application. To make your $100 investment, visit njrealtor.com, click on the blue Invest in RPAC button.
>>>>>>Disclaimer: Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. >>>>>>Contributions are voluntary and are used for political purposes. The amounts indicated are >>>>>>merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts provided >>>>>>your contribution is within applicable contribution limits. The National Association of REALTORS® >>>>>>and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the >>>>>>amount contributed or a decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. >>>>>>Unless otherwise required by applicable law, any request for the refund of a contribution must be >>>>>>made within two (2) business days of the date on which you authorize RPAC to charge you for >>>>>>said contribution. Your contribution is split between National RPAC and the State PAC in your >>>>>>state. Contact your State Association or PAC for information about the percentages of your >>>>>>contribution provided to National RPAC and to the State PAC. The National RPAC portion is used >>>>>>to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116.
National

NAR: As CDC, White House Unveil Eviction Moratorium, NAR Urges Immediate Congressional Action NAR has released the following statement in response to a new CDC and White House executive order halting virtually all evictions nationwide through the end of the year. "While NAR appreciates and is supportive of administration efforts to ensure struggling Americans can remain in their homes, this order as-written will bring chaos to our nation's critical rental housing sector and put countless property owners out of business.” Read more.

NAR: How to Handle Multiple Offers Check out the following resources:
 
NAR: Don’t Fear Flood Data: Here’s How It Helps It doesn’t matter where you live. Any home can flood, and now there are new data tools to help gauge the level of risk to each property. You can play a big part in helping to educate your clients. Read more.

NAR: Analyst: Housing Market Can’t Sustain ‘Frenzied Demand’ The national median listing price has reached a new record high as homes sell even faster, realtor.com reports. Read more.

NAR: Demand for Single-Family Rentals Is Surging Those who can’t afford to buy are searching for rental homes with more space - indoor and out - further from urban areas. Read more.

NAR: Study: Buyers Have $33K More in Purchasing Power Lower borrowing costs have made their wallets fuller since last year, but an uptick in home prices may cancel out their financial gains. Read more. 
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