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Last chance for Membership Directory!
Please make sure your contact information is correct with GSAR! We will be running our roster in early March for the 2011 Membership Directory. In order for this publication to be as accurate as possible, we rely on you to update your personal information! It only takes seconds! DEADLINE TO UPDATE IS TODAY!
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Only 3 days left for $20 Hats Off registration!
Still time to register for only $20! Now thru Feb. 20th!
The first 300 REALTOR members to register will receive a FREE copy of Stefan Swanepoel's new book! "Surviving Your Serengeti"
Hats Off to You
March 3rd, 2011
at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool
10am - Registration opens
10am-1pm - Exhibitor booths open, cash bar, scavenger hunt
12pm - Served lunch
1-2pm - Stefan Swanepoel "7 Truths to Conquer any Business Challenge"
2pm - Grand Prize and all Door Prize drawings, must be present to win, book signing
Get your "PASSPORT" stamped at every booth, and find the scavenger hunt items to be entered in to win wonderful door prizes, and the grand prize - Trip for 2 to New York City and tickets to see Lion King on Broadway!!
Click here to download the event flyer and registration form.
CE Class with Open Seats Next Week!
Overview of the Home with Greg Booth
February 22nd, 9am-noon
3 hours CE credit
Learn about some of the new and perhaps unfamiliar elements found in newer homes as well as some of the most common defects & issues. Your instructor will teach you a few techniques to determine structural deficiencies and will discuss the implications of those deficiencies to your clients. Leaning houses, foundation failures, sloping walls, and other common defects.
As our real estate market starts to heat up, please remember your fair housing and ethics guidelines! We are providing a couple links here as a little refresher, please take just a couple minutes to look through! As REALTOR members, we should all take pride in knowing that we adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Fair Housing Guidelines.
Now's your chance! Our Brokers Licensing Course begins February 28th. Registration deadline is February 21st. View the requirements for the license and download the schedule at the NY Licensing for Brokers page on our website here or contact Sue in the education department for details at email@example.com
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Restructuring the Secondary Mortgage Market
2011 NAR President Ron Phipps explains NAR's position on secondary mortgage market reform and provides information on the Home Ownership Matters bus tour, which kicks off in Chicago in March.
U.S. Commerce Department: Housing Starts for Northeast Increase Significantly from December
Privately-owned housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 78,000 for the Northeast, up 41.8 percent from the revised December total of 55,000, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department.
Nationally, housing starts were at an annual rate of 596,000, a 14.6-percent increase from the revised December total of 520,000.
Building permits for the Northeast in January fell 38.5 percent to 72,000 from the December rate of 117,000. Nationally, building permits fell 10.4 percent to 562,000.
To read the entire U.S. Commerce Department press release, click here.