July 28, 2021
Member News

We are happy to announce some in-person events coming soon! CORE’s Affiliate Appreciation Event is scheduled for Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 pm. Join us for an evening of baseball and BBQ at the Somerset Patriots game at the TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater. Keep an eye out for registration details coming soon!

Other CORE Events on the Horizon:
  • Friday, October 15 – Annual Meeting at The Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater (breakfast)
  • Friday, December 17 – Installation and Jingle Mingle at The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station (luncheon)
DON'T FORGET the Food Bag Drive for HomeFront CORE’s Community Outreach Committee is excited to be holding a food drive to benefit HomeFront. A list of items for the food bags can be found here. Cash donations can be made here. Thank you for your support!   
  • Where: CORE’s Trenton office – 1428 Brunswick Ave., Trenton, NJ 08638 
  • When: August 4 - 6, 10 am - 4 pm 
  • This is the second of three food drives that CORE will be holding throughout the year to support each of the counties in our Association area: Hunterdon, Mercer, and Somerset. 

Hunterdon: Senior Programs Will Continue at No Cost to Seniors Fees waived on all programs will be on both in-person and virtual programs. Read more.

Mercer County: Pontoon Boat Tours The Mercer County Park Commission Naturalists will hold fun and informative pontoon boat nature tours of Mercer Lake on Wednesdays throughout August. These family-friendly tours will give attendees access to rarely seen areas of the 365-acre lake. Read more.

Mercer County to Repair Road Bridge in Princeton The bridge carrying Mercer Road over Stony Brook in Princeton is scheduled to be closed temporarily beginning Monday, August 9, to allow for repairs to the parapets by the Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. Read more. 
Patch.com: Somerset County's First Distillery Underway, Fall Opening Planned
Husband and wife team Camden Winkelstein and Christina Lee converted a 100-year-old English barn into Bellemara Distillery in Hillsborough. Read more.

Continuing Education

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.

Bright MLS

Weekly Market Update: For the week ending July 25, showing volume decreased this week as supply levels continue to climb. Get more stats in Bright MLS's Weekly Reports here. The Weekly Market Report for the week ending July 25 is available now here.

Call-Before-Showing (CBS) Code This keybox feature allows the listing agent to control lockbox access by requiring the inspectors/pest control/termite inspectors to call for authorization before opening the lockbox. Watch the video on the left to learn more.

LAST CHANCE – Activation Fee WAIVED Until August 3 Need a SUPRA eKEY? Make sure your appointment is scheduled for August 3, or earlier, to avoid the $50 activation fee. Find out more information about CORE’s SUPRA eKEY and how to schedule your appointment here.

New Jersey
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. View application here.
NorthJersey.com: CDC Recommends K-12 Students and Residents in 6 NJ Counties Wear Masks Indoors
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its guidelines for mask-wearing this week to recommend that everyone in K-12 schools — students, staff, teachers and visitors — should wear masks, even if they are vaccinated. Read more.

NJ.com: COVID Transmission Rate Spikes to Highest Since Early Days of The Pandemic On Tuesday, New Jersey reported seven more newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths and another 792 confirmed cases, while the statewide transmission rate has risen to 1.5, the highest mark since the early days of the pandemic. Read more.

Foreclosure Ban Nears End; White House Vows More Aid With more than 1.5 million owners seriously delinquent on their mortgage, new measures aim to keep them in their homes. Read more.
NAR: Behind the Hype: What 5G Means for Real Estate Superfast connectivity is getting here—and the impact on your business could be huge. Read more.

NAR: 4 Ways Brokers Can Become Fair Housing Leaders For brokers who wish to go beyond compliance and embrace advocacy, a host of new fair housing groups, experiences, and courses are available. Read more.

NAR: Legal Know-How: Taming the Neighbor’s Trees Sellers have the right to trim the trees and shrubs on their property—even if the foliage is growing in the neighbor’s yard. Read more.

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