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November 9,   2015     

REALTORS® Holiday Celebration & Installation Luncheon

Make your reservation for our annual holiday luncheon and installation of NOMAR, CID, and GSREIN's new Officers and Directors! 

Friday, December 11th at the Metairie Country Club.  Cash bar at 11:00am and lunch at 12:00pm.  Only $38!

Click here to register online.  Click here for a printable reservation form. 

Early Voting for November Elections is November 7th - 14th

The Gubernatorial General Election is  November 21st,  and early voting runs  November 7th - 14th . For a list of NOMAR  and MARPAC  endorsed candidates, as well as information on ballot propositions and how to find your polling place, 

Matrix Update ... 

Due to your input on the new Drive By Field, it has been removed.

NAR Update on the Lowe's Program for REALTORS®

As of 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Friday, November 6, 2015, the Lowe's Program for REALTORS® will no longer be available, and Lowe's will no longer be an NAR REALTOR Benefits® Program partner.  More details can be found in the attached FAQ, which is also available at   Additionally, Lowe's dedicated Help Desk will be available for an extended period of time to our members- through November 29th 888-913-6060.

Vote YES on the Levee District Propositions

NOMAR and MARPAC strongly support the Levee District Millage Renewal in Orleans and the Levee District Millage Increase in Jefferson Parish. Once the new flood maps are adopted in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, most policy holders will see their rates decrease thanks, in part, to the new hurricane protection system on the Westbank. Having adequate funding for ongoing maintenance and repairs to this system will help keep those flood insurance rates from increasing. For more information on these propositions, read Bureau of Governmental Affairs' in-depth, non-partisan analysis of the Levee District Propositions here
NOMAR Supports CASA Kids!  

At our Election Meeting & Social, NOMAR's Affiliate Committee presented a check to  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). Proceeds from the Affiliate Bowling Tournament were donated to help this worthy organization that is a champion for foster children. If you are interested in knowing more about CASA please visit their website  

Virus Alert! Better Safe than Sorry!

If you get an email from a financial institution or other service that says "Click Here To Access PDF File", then has a file expiration date below, you may want to verify with the source if this email is legitimate prior to clicking the link. It has been reported by members that they have gotten malicious viruses through such links. Always be cautious and confirm with the source prior to opening.


Condolences and Prayers are Offered for ....

Condolences to Mary Ellen Buccola with RE/MAX Real estate partners, whose husband, Anthony "Tony" Buccola passed away Nov, 3, 2015.  Services to be held on Friday, Nov.6, 2015 at  Lakelawn Cemetery between 8:30-10:00am f ollowed by Mass and Burial.   Please keep Mary Ellen and her family in your prayers.

Save the Date ... Ryan Lowe "Motivating Sucess" Seminar Dec. 2nd

National Speaker, Author & America's #1 Attitude Coach, Ryan Lowe will be atNOMAR's Metairie location for a seminar Wednesday, December 2nd from 
2:00 - 3:00pm. Check our calendar at for more details or   here for the flyer.  FREE to members, but registration is required. No CE credit!

NOMAR/GSREIN Northshore Office Early Closing....

The Mandeville office will be closed early on Monday, November 16th at 1:30pm . They will be open Tuesday, Nov. 17th for regular hours.

Call for Action Alert: Stop the Housing Tax for Transportation 

NAR needs your help on an important call for action. Congress is considering a proposal that would create a tax on all potential homeowners and consumers looking to purchase or refinance a mortgage. By increasing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's credit risk guarantee fees (g-fees) to fund transportation programs, Congress would disturb the housing recovery.  Now is not the time to raise the cost to purchase or refinance a home.       
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