KAR's Third Annual Broker Summit

March 24 & 25
Holiday Inn Hurstbourne
Louisville, Kentucky

Price - $99
(includes the 6 hour Broker CORE course - you must attend all 6 hours to receive credit)
John Tuccillo, former NAR Chief Economist and current economics and businesss consultant, will share his 2010/2011 forecast and will discuss emerging trends that will greatly affect the real estate industry and the way we do business. Learn how you can adapt to prosper in the new marketplace! Other speakers are being scheduled and will be announced when confirmed.

Amy Chorew has been teaching REALTORS® to use technology for over 15 years. As an experienced salesperson and Marketing Director for some of Connecticut's most prestigious brokerages, Amy puts her talents to use by creating fun learning environments for her students. Amy's straightforward approach to education is backed by real field experience that brokers and agents appreciate as they learn new technology skills.

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Find out more, download a registration form and agenda
FrankfortLegislative & Business Meeting  

February 8-11
Capital Plaza Hotel
Frankfort, Kentucky

Hill Visits are scheduled for Wednesday, February 10 from 8:15am to 11:30am. Free transportation is available at the hotel to and from the Capitol Building.

Registration is free (and open) to all members of KAR.

Click here for a tentative schedule, hotel information and other details.

The KAR Legislative & Business Meeting is your premier opportunity to:

>  Meet & greet your state leaders
>  Share your REALTOR® concerns directly with legislators
>  Support legislation & issues important to REALTORS® in KY
>  Ensure policymakers hear your REALTOR® voice
>  Increase the influence & clout of REALTORS® throughout KY
Receive the SFR Certification for only $49
Short Sales & Foreclosures (2 courses scheduled):
Tuesday, March 2: Madisonville, KY, Ballard Convention Center
Thursday, March 4: London, KY, Holiday Inn Express

Classes will be held from 8am - 5pm and count as ABR elective, CRS elective, GRI elective and 6 hours of CE credit (3 law & 3 elective)
Click here for more information and to register online

Coming Soon - Short Sales CE Course - $5
If you want to learn more about short sales, you can choose to attend any of the following courses for only $5! These courses won't count toward the SFR certification but will give you tons of information about the short sale process.
May 4 - Florence
May 5 - Lexington
May 6 - Prestonsburg
May 11 - Louisville
May 12 - Owensboro (new location)
May 13 - Paducah

Classes held from 1pm-4pm with Charles Cease as instructor.

Facilities are being determined and online registration will be available soon.
FHA hiking premiums this spring
The Federal Housing Administration won't raise the 3.5 percent minimum downpayment requirement for mortgages it guarantees as long as borrowers have FICO scores of 580 or better. Beginning early this summer, however, borrowers with credit scores below 580 will be required to make downpayments of at least 10 percent in order to participate in FHA's mortgage insurance program.

This spring, the Obama administration also plans to raise the upfront mortgage insurance premiums paid by all FHA borrowers to 2.25 percent, up from 1.75 percent now.

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FHA anti-flipping waiver expanded

HUD is temporarily expanding its property flipping waiver to include investors and entities that purchase foreclosures either singly or in bulk for resale. Under the waiver, homes that were foreclosed on and are being sold by the mortgagee or on its behalf may be purchased by FHA borrowers without regard to the 90-day seasoning period.
10 tips to good referrals
There's nothing more exciting than getting a call from an agent across the country who has a slam-dunk buyer or seller lead to send your way. Sure, you'll get to pay a referral fee, but that's okay! In today's slower real estate market, even 25% less cash-in-pocket is better than no cash at all!

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30 tips for using social media in your biz
Wading into the fast-moving flow of social media can be daunting to a small business owner with very little time on his/her hands. Here's Inc.'s comprehensive social media cheat sheet for the time-strapped entrepreneur.

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10 cheap ways to boost your sales price
As the temperature drops and the snow piles up, it's easy to forget that spring is quickly approaching. And after more than three years of a painful housing swoon, real estate experts predict that lower prices, attractive mortgage rates, and a tax perk from Uncle Sam will create the most vibrant spring home selling season in some time. Use these tips to help your clients sell this spring.

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Top 10 must have features for new homes

Americans want smaller houses and they are willing to strip some of yesterday's most popular rooms-such as home theaters-from them in order to accommodate changing lifestyles, consumer experts told audiences at the International Builders Show.

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February 2010
In This Issue
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Legislative & Business Meeting
SFR Certification - only $49
FHA hiking premiums this spring
FHA anti-flipping waiver expanded
10 tips to good referrals
30 tips for using social media
10 cheap ways to boost your sales price
Top 10 must have features
Online CE courses
KAR social networks
Rx Drug Card
Haiti relief efforts
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Online CE courses through KREEF  

It is now possible to earn CE credit for your real estate license renewal without leaving your home or office. These courses may be entered and exited at your convenience. Once you register for a course, you can begin immediately.

All course work must be completed in a 12-month period to earn CE credit. Your completion date of the course determines the year the credit will be issued.

Three courses are available:

Enviromental Issues in Real Estate - 6 hours (3 hours law credit & 3 hours elective credit)

Real Estate Finance Today - 3 hours (3 hours elective credit)

Fair Housing - 3 hours (3 hours law credit)

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benefit is being provided to you and your family & friends to help lower your prescription drug costs. Simply create and print your FREE Prescription Drug Card and receive savings of up to 75% (discounts average roughly 30%) at more than 54,000 national and regional pharmacies.

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Haiti relief efforts 

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation of NAR is contributing $550,000 to the relief of victims of the Haiti earthquake, and is calling upon its 1.2 million members to help.

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Available to over 6.4 Million iPhone® Users: Real Estate Search Application from REALTOR.com®.  

Start generating a stream of leads from iPhone® users today.

Click here to download the Application and to get your FREE Marketing to Mobile Consumers Preparation Guide.

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