December 16, 2020
Member News


CORE

Member Portal Login to Pay Dues Please note, your username is your NRDS number and your default password is your last name - all lower case. You do not need to reset your password. For instructions to pay online, click here.

Congratulation's to CORE's 2021 Officers & Directors upon their formal installation to office, held December 17th. If you missed the Installation, you can watch a recording here.
  • Read 2021 President Sue LaRue's remarks here.
  • Read about our Installing Officer, NAR Distinguished Service Award Recipient Adorna Carroll here.
  • Read our CEO remarks' about 2020 Gloria Monks here.
>>>Congratulations to the following members who won door prizes:
  • Reginald Reeder - Multiple Offers CE Class with Isabelle Perkins on February 18
  • John Burke - Agency Relationships & Disclosures CE Class with Isabelle Perkins on March 11
  • Affiliate member Pinky Shah of Fairway Mortgage Corporation won a CE Class Sponsorship

Local

Hunterdon: Plans Move Forward to Create Hunterdon’s First Riverside Park With eyes on creating the first riverfront county park and connecting economic and recreational opportunities for residents, visitors and businesses alike… Read more. 

Green Brook: On Tuesday, December 22 from 3-7 pm Stumpy's Hatchet House will host a small pop up to help showcase the community’s small businesses for the holidays! To make this happen, they need vendors to participate. Contact Stumpy's if you have a small business and would like to reserve a table for $50. Table space is limited. Info@stumpysgreenbrook.com or (704) 562-5505. Learn more. 

SUPRA

New to SUPRA! Check out a new orientation video which provides information on how SUPRA provides benefit to you and your clients.
Webinars

NAR: Breaking Down the Changes in the Code virtual training series All are welcome to attend, and sessions will be recorded for those unable to make it. View last month's training session here. To register, click here. 

Small Business Development Centers - NJ: Responding to Cyber Security Threats This webinar will provide insight on how to implement cost-effective measures designed to prevent cyber criminals from compromising the integrity of business-critical assets and information on a business’ website. Topics will also include federal and state laws that impact business operations and the business data typically collected and stored, contractual obligations that clients may impose, and what business owners should expect and seek from vendors. Thursday, January 14, from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Register here. 

Commercial Real Estate

NAR: An Upturn for Commercial Likely in 2021 Innovation in multiple sectors can spur growth and aid in recovery. Read more.

New Jersey

NJ Spotlight: First COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive, State Warns Most Will Wait Months Initial doses are meant for health care workers, long-term care workers…Read more. 

Legislation Supported by New Jersey Realtors Moves Forward
  • In the Senate, the Judiciary Committee approved legislation making the e-notary law permanent so documents can be notarized remotely even after the COVID-19 pandemic concludes. This bill has been approved in the Assembly and must be considered by the full Senate before it goes to the Governor’s desk.
  • In the Assembly, the Community Development and Affairs Committee approved a bill which provides an income tax deduction of up to $25,000 for the removal of lead and other contaminants from a taxpayer’s primary residence. NJ Realtors supports this bill, as opposed to a time-of-sale requirement for the remediation of lead. This bill must still be approved in the full Assembly and Senate before it goes to the Governor’s desk.

Applications Open for New Jersey Realtors Educational Foundation Scholarships! Applicants must be high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or currently enrolled undergraduate program students. Applicants must also be a member or a relative of a member of New Jersey Realtors or a board/association staff member who resides in New Jersey. Applications must be submitted by April 9.
Interested in Running for Public Office? New Jersey Realtors is hosting virtual candidate training every Wednesday in January. Consider this a valuable head start in your political journey! The training will cover why attendees should run for office, fundraising, legal compliance, and planning and budgeting for a campaign. Register here. 
National



NAR Legal Update: Fair Housing Claim Alleges Racial Discrimination by Sellers Real estate agents need to understand how to respond when a client violates fair housing laws. By acting swiftly to separate yourself from and address the discriminatory behavior… Read more. 



RISMedia: NAR Advocacy Helps Revise Real Estate in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Over the past six months, the value of the home in our lives has shifted, transforming... Read more. 


NAR: Survey - Tiny Homes Appealing as Remote Offices, Investments Tiny homes may also provide a lower-cost entry into homeownership. Read more. 


NAR: Uptick in Cash Offers Puts Traditional Buyers on Defense Buyers who rely on financing struggle to compete with all-cash deals. Read more. 


HousingWire: Why 28% of Mortgage Applicants Never Close the Loan Over the past week, HousingWire reached out to loan officers and mortgage executives across America to drill down specifics on which prospective borrowers weren’t making it to the finish line. Read more. 
NAR: Golf Club Communities Back on Buyers’ Radars Homes in residential golf communities have faced years of sluggish sales and mostly stagnant prices. But now they’re seeing a surge in demand. Read more.