Take $50 OFF our 22.5 hour real estate CE renewal package (Hondros Learning courses only). That's 22.5 hours for just $125! Simply enter discount code GSARJUN during checkout.
Take $49 OFF our Salesperson Licensing Premium Package. Simply enter discount code GSARPRE during checkout.
CLICK HERE to take advantage of these special offers!
If you prefer to come into the classroom for your continuing education, don't forget that if you sign up for a CE class at GSAR at least 10 days in advance, you'll receive a 20% discount - now thru the end of 2011! Click here to view the upcoming education at GSAR!
GSAR Golf Outing - register now!
July 25th, 2011 at the Links at Erie Village
Join us for our annual golf outing, at a new location! Get your foursome together now! If you don't golf, join us for dinner after the tournament!
12:30pm Captain N'Crew Shotgun
6:00pm Steak Bake Dinner and live music on the patio
$110 per person for lunch, golf, and dinner
$25 per person for just dinner
Click here to download the registration flyer for more information.
We do still have sponsorship opportunities available, including hole sponsorships for $100. Click here to view!
Get your housing stats here!
Remember, you can get your weekly housing report here FIRST....straight from the source! Each week we post the weekly home sales chart on cnyREALTOR.com. Click here to view.
REALTOR Honor Society
Would you like to be recognized by NYSAR for your involvement in GSAR, NYSAR, and NAR? The REALTOR Honor Society, offered by NYSAR each year, recognizes board/association members for their involvement during the previous elective year.
The Honor Society Report Form, found here, must be completed and then signed by GSAR and sent in to NYSAR for review. For the REALTORS Honor Society point chart to see if you might qualify, click here.
As a feature of this weekly e-mail, we like to highlight one of the Articles of the Code of Ethics each week, just to keep them fresh in all of our minds!
Duties to Clients and Customers
REALTORS® for the protection of all parties, shall assure whenever possible that all agreements related to real estate transactions including, but not limited to, listing and representation agreements, purchase contracts, and leases are in writing in clear and understandable language expressing the specific terms, conditions, obligations and commitments of the parties. A copy of each agreement shall be furnished to each party to such agreements upon their signing or initialing.
Builder confidence in the Northeast shows gain in June
National builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes declined three points in June to a reading of 13, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The last time the index was this low was in September of 2010.
The Northeast was the only region to post a gain in its HMI score for June, rising two points to 17.
NAHB Chairman Bob Nielsen said that builders are being squeezed by the continuing weakness in existing-home prices as well as rising material costs.
· Interest on a Qualified Residence · Home Equity Indebtedness · Debt Treatment and Limitations · Mortgage Points and Closing Costs · Interest on Rental Property · Resources for other real estate issues
Click here for more information on this FREE and informational webinar and to learn how to register.
Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rates increase for Northeast; 15-year rates drop
In its Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending June 16, 2011, Freddie Mac reported that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) for the Northeast increased to 4.52 percent with an average 0.7 point, up from 4.49 percent the week prior.
The 15-year FRM for the Northeast dropped, however, falling to 3.66 percent with an average 0.7 point from 3.68 percent the previous week.
Nationally, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.5 percent, up from last week when it averaged 4.49 percent, and the 15-year FRM fell just slightly from 3.68 percent to 3.67 percent.
To read the entire Freddie Mac press release, click here.
NAR President meets with FHA on condo financing
On July 1, FHA will release rules for condo financing; NAR wants to ensure the rules are fair and reasonable.
Click here to view video message from NAR President, Ron Phipps
Discover what's new in Realist
The Realist® Product Team has been working hard to improve the functionality and usability of the next generation of Realist to better serve you. As a result, Realist will receive an update on June 19, 2011 that includes several new product features. Here are some of the new features:
Access Search Results Faster with the New Report Window Layout
My Region Now Easier To Use
Jurisdictional Taxes and Building Permit Data Now Available (subject to availability in your coverage area)
Quickly Access Flood Zone Data Directly From the Map
Listing Indicators Now Match Map Icons for Easy Identification