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Friday, September 17



CORE
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

DRCs Open in Bergen, Hunterdon, and Mercer Counties Disaster Recovery Centers are now open to help residents in New Jersey affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management, and other state agencies are available at these centers to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster-resistant. For the application and more information, click here. 
 
Storm Debris - Branchburg Township Update: The Township has completed its pickup of household debris related to Tropical Storm Ida. Next week they will complete the pick up of tree debris. Branchburg residents must have been registered with the township to have had items picked up.

Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber: Businesses and Non-profit Organizations Partnership Makes a Positive Impact on Our Community Due to popular demand, Princeton Chamber is moving its Virtual Volunteerism to virtual. Join from anywhere to hear how businesses and non-profits are partnering to impact the community positively. Thursday, September 23, at 9 - 10:30 am. Cost: Member $15 /Non-member $25. Learn more here. 

Somerset County: Roadway Safety Study Somerset County Residents are invited to join the second virtual public meeting presented by the Somerset County Planning Division to learn more about the draft Roadway Safety Study's recommendations and provide input about the proposals. The study's goal is to identify safety issues for vehicle and pedestrian roadway crossings, bicycle paths, and green infrastructure for storm water management. The virtual public meeting is on Wednesday, September 29, from 7 to 9 pm. Preregistration is required. More information here.  


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.


New Jersey

Hurricane Ida: Realtors Relief Foundation Disaster Assistance via NJ Realtors Assistance is available from the RRF via NJ Realtors on a first-come, first-serve basis to Realtors and the public in NJ. Assistance is limited to a maximum of $2,000 per applicant household. The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 31, at 5 pm. For the application and more information, click here. Help is available to qualified applicants towards one of the following:
  • Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence damaged by Tropical Storm Ida.
  • Rental cost due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from Tropical Storm Ida.

NorthJersey.com: NJ Insurance Adjusters Are In Short Supply After Ida - Here's What Homeowners Can Do Read more.

Document Tropical Storm Ida's Impact on Your Business If you are a NJ small business owner impacted by Tropical Storm Ida, be sure to take photos and document any damage resulting from the storm. It is essential to have documentation of the storm's impact, as it may be needed for insurance and any federal or state relief programs that may become available moving forward. See storm resources here.  

NJBiz.com: Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Increase Higher Ed Cost Transparency Under a new law signed by the Governor, public and independent colleges and universities must provide a financial aid "shopping sheet" each year to every enrolled student to itemize information on costs, loan options, and estimated debt. Read more.  

Invest in Your Career Contribute a minimum of $100 to the Realtors Political Action (RPAC) Committee of New Jersey by Friday, October 1 and earn one unit towards your 2022 Circle of Excellence application. To make your $100 investment, visit njrealtor.com and click on the blue Invest in RPAC button. 
RE-NJ.com: Experts Say 'Stranded' Office, Retail Sites Can Thrive as New-Look Community Hubs Experts say the way to revive outdated, underutilized commercial properties in New Jersey is to make the sites an essential part of their communities. That can mean increasing public green space or adding mixed-use elements, among other options aimed at redeveloping so-called stranded assets. Read more. 

National
‘Round One’ of Tax Proposals Favor Real Estate House lawmakers put forth their vision for President Biden's $3.5 trillion human infrastructure plan, which accommodates Realtors’ top priorities. Read more.

NAR: 4 'Danger Zones' in Your Daily Work Routine Crimes against real estate professionals have risen 300% since 2006, data shows. These business practices may make you most vulnerable. Read more. 

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.




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