July 28, 2018
EBCBOR Raise over $9,700 for RPAC!
EBCBOR's RPAC committee hosted 'The Voice'  #RPACedition Fundraiser at the Villa Amalfi in Cliffside Park this past Thursday. Members had a phenomenal time singing and dancing while raising awareness to the general membership about the positive impact RPAC has on the real estate industry. The evening's big winner of the night was our very special young guest; Sofija Juric who blew us all away with her amazing voice! We thank our affiliate sponsors: David Steinberg of Summit Funding and Dawn Logatto of Freedom Mortgage! (VIEW PHOTOS) 
EBCBOR Community Service Volunteer at Family Promise Walk-In Dinner in Hackensack
(Hackensack, NJ) - The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS ® (EBCBOR) Community Service & Outreach committee participated in their annual 'Dinner with a Realtor' this past Monday. EBCBOR members gathered at the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services in Hackensack, NJ where they served over 100 meals to people in need. (VIEW PHOTOS)

Monthly Indicator 10K Report - June 2018
Housing markets across the nation are most assuredly active this summer, and buyer competition is manifesting itself into several quick sales above asking price. While the strength of the U.S. economy has helped purchase offers pile up, the Fed recently increased the federal funds rate by 0.25 percent, marking the second rate hike this year and seventh since late 2015.

House Passes Clean Authorization to Extend Flood Insurance Funding
The House on Wednesday passed legislation to extend flood insurance funding through the end of November. Lawmakers voted 366-52 to pass the measure a day before House members are set to fly home for the August recess. The measure extends funding that was set to expire on July 31.

Foreign Buyers Lessen Their Investments in U.S. Real Estate
Ongoing housing shortages and rising home prices are prompting international buyers to pause in their recent homebuying sprees in the United States. International sales in the U.S. totaled $121 billion from April 2017 to March 2018, a 20 percent decline from a year ago, the National Association of REALTORS® reports.

4 Super-Easy Curb Appeal Projects to Max Out Your Clients' Home Value
Check out the Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features from the National Association of REALTORS®. It's got some interesting data on how landscaping affects home value, especially those with tons of curb appeal. They beat out most indoor projects when it comes to adding value to your home! Here are four projects with so much curb-appeal juice, any money you invest in them is likely to pay you back much more.

Using IGTV for Your Real Estate Business
Instagram recently rolled out a new app called IGTV designed specifically for people who are interested in creating content for their followers. The app is unique in that it's made for long-form or vertical videos for mobile devices, and, unlike Instagram Stories, videos can run longer than one minute. While in its infancy stages, IGTV is an excellent platform for listing videos, open houses and casual videos showcasing the day-to-day happenings of a real estate professional.


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