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Wednesday, October 6



CORE

Holiday Hours CORE will be closed Monday, October 11, in observance of Columbus Day holiday. We will reopen at 8:30 am, Tuesday, October 12. We wish our members a wonderful and safe weekend!
CORE Member Featured on HGTV’s “House Hunters Show Read more.

There's Still Time to Register for the Annual Meeting Join us for CORE's virtual Annual Meeting scheduled for Friday, October 15 at 10 am via Zoom. This event will include the election to fill open positions for the Board of Directors, a CORE update by President Sue LaRue, awards announcements, a celebration of CORE Committee 2021 accomplishments, and door prizes for Realtors and Affiliate members – including 2022 Realtor dues, a solo email to CORE’s membership, and more. No cost to attend, but “seating” is limited. Register here.


Local

Hunterdon County: PennEast Pipeline Threat To Hunterdon’s Preserved Farmland Ends After years of resistance by residents, local officials, and the Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners, it was announced this week that the PennEast Pipeline company had dropped its plan to take… Learn more.


Continuing Education (CE)

CE FAQs To view a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

Don’t Forget to Fulfill Your NAR Code of Ethics Training Requirement! As required for Realtor membership, all Realtors must complete at least 2.5 hours of ethics training that meets specific NAR learning objectives and criteria. The current cycle deadline is December 31, 2021. Why wait? Visit the CORE website to learn more, check your status, and view training options today. NAR offers a no-cost online course for all current members that meets the requirement.


SUPRA
Once Per Day PIN Code If you are preparing for multiple showings in a day, you can make it even faster to get into your listings. By enabling 'Require Pin Only Once Per Day' with your Supra eKEY app, you will only have to enter your pin code the first time you access a keybox each day. View the video here or to the left. 

Bright MLS

Report for Week Ending 10/3 Market activity may be returning to normal levels as end of month closings tracked lower than the same week in 2020. Check out Bright's
Weekly Market Report for insights across the region and in the ZIP codes that matter to you and your clients.


New Jersey
Forms Update – New Member Benefit NJ Realtors will be continuing its partnership with Lone Wolf through 2024 with valuable member benefits such as transactions (zipForm Edition), unlimited e-signature, and broker edition. Starting October 1, all NJ Realtors members will have access to zipForm mobile, which will enable users to create/manage transactions, send e-signatures, and more directly from a mobile device. Visit the NJ Realtors Forms Library.

NJBIZ: NJ to Offer $500 ‘Return to Work’ Bonuses; $10K to Hire, Train New Workers The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development-run Return & Earn program will, according to the governor, “assist unemployed workers in their return to work” and “help small businesses fill the positions they need to fill to grow, thrive.”
Are you Registered to Vote? We want the Realtor voice to be the loudest at the polls this year for the 2021 General Election. According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly 6,000 New Jersey Realtors are not registered to vote. Make sure you register to vote before October 12. Register to vote here.

Promote Your Available Housing Units and Help Displaced Tenants Find Housing Landlords with available units can list their properties on the State’s rental housing locator, which helps displaced tenants find housing. The process of listing an available unit takes about 10 minutes, is free, and can be done online by visiting the link below or calling (877) 428-8844. If you have displaced tenants due to Tropical Storms Henri/Ida, consider sharing the link below with them to help them find housing. Learn more.
Best NJ Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides for 2021 Looking to navigate a fun corn maze and eat some cider donuts, or maybe just load on on pumpkins, gourds, and fall decor? The Garden State has you covered. In each region of New Jersey, farms are offering a large range of fall festivities and attractions. There are corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos through Halloween — even monster truck rides and apple cannons. Read more.

National
Congress Passes Bill Averting Government Shutdown Congress passed a bill extending government funding through December 3, sending the legislation to President Biden’s desk hours before current funding expires and completing one of several pressing measures before lawmakers. Read more.

NAR: Pending Home Sales Recover 8.1 Percent in August Pending home sales rebounded in August, recording significant gains after two prior months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors. Each of the four major U.S. regions mounted month-over-month growth in contract activity. However, those same territories reported decreases in transactions year-over-year, with the Northeast being hit hardest, enduring a double-digit drop. Read more.  
Ultra-White Paint Could Cool Homes Better Than Air Conditioning Scientists at Purdue University have created the whitest paint in the world. Their research, published in April, shows that the ultra-white color could drastically reduce or even eventually eliminate the need for air conditioning. Read more.

Declining to Void Sale, Court Highlights Auction Rules A recent case underscores the importance of understanding the distinction between a residential sales transaction and an auction sale, which may have different standards under state law. In addition, the court said that the buyer’s inability to perform wasn’t sufficient to void the auction sale. Read more.
 




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