How Has the 2017 Tax Overhaul Impacted Home Prices?
The consequences of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on real estate have been felt disproportionately across the country, a new study finds.

National Flood Insurance Program Extended
President Trump signed a short-term spending bill that averted a government shutdown and extended the National Flood Insurance Program until Dec. 20.

NAR Wins Two Awards for HouseLogic, Consumer-facing Website
NAR's consumer-facing website, HouseLogic, has won not one but two awards in the 2019 Folio Eddie (editorial) & Ozzie (design) Awards, the most comprehensive and prestigious awards program of its kind in the publishing industry.

Winter Is the Best Time for Home Buyers
The best days of the year to buy a home all fall in the month of December, according to a new analysis released by ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate data firm.

Member dues for 2020 are due by Jan. 1. Check your email for a link to pay your Realtors dues online. Instructions on how to pay Realtor dues online can be found  here .  Note: No increase in member dues for 2020.
The  application  for New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award is now open. Completed applications and payments must be submitted, with verification material, to your local board (CORE: Trenton or Branchburg Office) by close of business on Monday, Jan. 6.
Attention: There is currently legislation proposed before the New Jersey State Assembly and Senate that would drastically change the independent contractor law in New Jersey. It is  critical  that Gov. Phil Murphy hears from the real estate industry—we cannot stress that enough.
 
As of today, the legislation contains an exemption for real estate services that recognizes the long-standing policy of real estate licensees acting as independent contractors. However, the legislation is ongoing and evolving and it is imperative that the Governor hear our support on preserving this amendment.
 
The time to make our voices heard is NOW. Click on the link below to take action. The letter is already written for you—all you need to do is fill out your personal information and hit send.
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Realtors can sign up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts by texting the word REALTORS to 30644 .
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