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March 28,   2016     

Easter Greetings from NOMAR!

University of New Orleans/Latter & Blum, Inc. 2016 Dr. Ivan Miestchovich 
Economic and Real Estate Forecast For New Orleans

Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:30AM - 12:30PM at the Senator Ted Hickey Ballroom, University Center, UNO Lakefront Campus , 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148.  Registration & Networking begins at 8:00AM. Fee: $40.00 if registered by Monday, May 2nd | $45.00 at the door. For more information or to register on-line at  Questions: Call 504.280.1408

Hurry and register! 2016 Housing Forecast rescheduled to Friday, April 8th - 2:00-4:00pm

Home Builders Assn. of Greater New Orleans, NOMAR and Northshore Home Builders Assn. will present their 2016 Housing Forecast at NOMAR's Metairie location. Rick Haase and Wade Ragas will present. You can earn 2 LREC credits and 2 Builder CE credits. Online registration required. Please click here for registration and here for the flyer. 

Questions, please email You don't want to miss this all important information!

Home Buying Course in Spanish - April 9th and 10th

Realizing the need to simplify the path for citizens to achieve, "the Dream of Homeownership"Sulli Educational Services, Inc. is sponsoring a 12-hour certified homebuyer programs.  The Spanish course is Saturday, April 9 th    10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, April 10 th  1:00pm to 5:00pm. You must attend both days of the course.  All 12-hours are necessary to receive a certificate.  The program is $80 At the end of the course students will receive verification of training that within income limitation opens the door to the various programs in assistance if eligible, Home Funds, Bond Money, various grants in each parish, soft second funds and other grants that help them with their down payment or closing cost.  Assistance is subject to credit and income guidelines .Classes will be held at the Hispanic Resource Center located at 4312 Florida Ave., Kenner, Louisiana 70065. Seating is limited. Please visit  for required documents to be able to register or call 464-6224.

Don't Forget .....It's that time again!!!  Time to Nominate the 2015...

Please take a minute to fill out the appropriate form to honor a deserving REALTOR® and plan to attend the General Membership Luncheon on Friday, May 20th  where the awards will be presented.  

The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 8th at 5:00. Click 
Winners for a list of previous winners

NOMAR Partnership with NOPD for 100 Camera Challenge - MATCH GRANT UPDATE

Thanks to NOMAR's $15,000 donation through a grant from NAR, the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation and the NOPD installed 34 high-definition security cameras in New Orleans. NOMAR is issuing a challenge to all REALTORS® to join us in our effort to install 100 cameras and create a safer New Orleans! In addition, Latter & Blum made a $10,000 contribution to Adopt-a-Block and is offering a dollar-for-dollar match  to make a donation for each dollar donated by REALTORS® to the Police & Justice Foundation will be matched up to $15,000 in a donation to United Way to support their social service efforts to stop crime before it starts. Click here for more information and to make a donation!

Condolences Offered For:

Thomas Lester "Tommy" Ragan,   passed away Sunday, March 20th. He was an  agent with Latter and Blum REALTOR®, Inc. and husband of Shawna Ragan, a lso an agent with Latter and Blum. Please click here for more information.


Important E-Commerce Security Change - Please read carefully

Our Ecommerce Merchant, the National Assn. or REALTORS® has been working with us since October to meet new requrements of th ePCI Standards as put forth by the credit card companies. One of those standards is the communication method of SSLthat needs to be retired and replaced with TLSv 1.2.  On March 23rd, NAR will be retiring the SSL on E-Commerce live so only the TLS v1.2 method will work. This takes place at 8:30am CST

What does this mean for you?   Make sure you are not using an old browser as it can't support TLS. If using ChromeFirefox or Safari these browsers auto-updateeach time you use them so your settings should be fine. IE users will need at least IE 8. For IE 8,9 and 10 
you will may need to change a setting. Please click  here  for more info on how to update your settings before the March 23rd security update. 

2016 Is the Year to Complete "Code of Ethics Training" Cycle 4

For a list of members, by company, who are not in compliance with NAR's requirement for Code of Ethics Training - Cycle 4 click  here.
NOMAR  offers monthly classes for  Code of Ethics - Cycle IV . Please check our  calendar  for class dates and times. 


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