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Fraud lawsuit dismissed for lack of harm     


A New York court has examined a sellers' lawsuit for fraud against a real estate professional who presented them with a fabricated purchase offer.

In 2006, Stephen and Janet Alikes ("Sellers") entered into a listing agreement to sell their home. The court noted that Stephen was a retired attorney who had practiced law for 45 years, while Janet was a retired paralegal who had specialized in real estate law and had also once held a real estate license. The real estate professional who represented the Sellers was Shari Reals ("Salesperson"), whose license was eventually held by Andy Griffith Realty ("Brokerage").

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GRI: Get a freebie, audit discount offered      

KREEF offers rebate when program is completed      

 

That's right, if you complete your GRI designation by the end of 2014, no matter how many courses you have left to take, KREEF will reimburse you the cost of your last GRI course* (1 through 5). Even if you only have one course left to complete the program, you qualify. When you send in your completed GRI application, KREEF will send you a rebate on your last course. Call 800.264.2185 for details. *Rebate equal to the early-bird registration price.

Also, if you currently hold a GRI designation, you can audit any of the GRI courses (1 through 5) for only $50. By auditing a course, you not only receive updated information to help in your business, you also receive the continuing education credit associated with the course. It's a win-win!

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GRI/CRS Elective Course - Ninja Selling - September 23

FHA rule changes      


Some Federal Housing Administration (FHA) changes involving tighter lending standards and higher mortgage insurance premiums already took effect on April 1st, while others are on the way.

So what's prompting these changes? They come in the wake of the FHA's Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund - which is used to fund homeowner programs - announcing a deficit of over $16.3 billion for fiscal year 2013.

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KAR Awards - nominations accepted       

    

REALTOR® of the Year Award (Word version)
Deadline: Saturday, June 1, 2013

Distinguished Service Award
Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2013

Nat Sanders Education Award
Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2013

REALTOR® Community Service Award
Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2013

Summer Business Meeting @ Lake Barkley       

June 18-21
Lake Barkley, Cadiz, KY


The KAR Summer Business Meeting is a great chance to network with colleagues in a relaxed, casual atmosphere while learning more about the current real estate market and what the state association is doing for you. This meeting will be the most fun you'll have all year! Here are some of the highlights:
* REALTOR® Cook Out and RPAC Auction
* Tech Share
* Barkley-B-Que
* Boat Cruise (register separate)
* RPAC Event and Social
* BOD and Delegate Body Meeting

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8 hidden but powerful Google tools for business

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Maximizing your online reputation

10 ways to turn off a homebuyer

6 technology trends that matter to your real estate business

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5 ways to build trust in the digital age

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CORE course available online - Save 20% now  

Also provides six (6) hours of law CE credit    

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Appraisal courses now being offered online      


KREEF is now offering online appraisal courses through McKissock Online Education. These courses include the USPAP course as well as a selection of over 20 elective courses needed to complete the annual training requirements.

The classes are approved by the Appraisal Qualifying Board (AQB) and also approved for Continuing Education by the Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board.

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Good Neighbor Awards - nominations open      

Deadline for entry is May 20     


The Good Neighbor program - now in its 14th year - recognizes REALTORS whose extraordinary commitment to community service has helped make their communities better places to live. In October, five winners will be announced and will be recognized at the 2013 REALTORS Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Five winners will receive a $10,000 grant for their community cause, travel expenses to the convention, and extensive publicity to benefit their cause. In addition to the winners, five honorable mentions will receive $2,500 grants. Eligible activities include any volunteer work that helps improve the quality of life in a community.  

 

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KAR Annual Convention & Expo  
September 24-26 
Galt House, Louisville, KY 

Apply for a KY REALTOR license plate 

  

KAR received approval from the state to produce an official KY specialty license plate. To start production, KAR needs to have 900 applications and fees collected. This is your chance to show off your REALTOR pride and support the real estate industry. If you want to learn more or have an interest in having your own plate, check out the instructions on the webpage.

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GEICO insurance discounts: Get a quote   

KAR and GEICO are working together to bring exclusive savings to members. Contact GEICO for a free quote on auto, homeowners, renters and motorcycle insurance to see how much you could be saving. And don't forget to mention your KAR affiliation, you could qualify for an exclusive member savings opportunity. Visit the link below for an online quote or call 1-800-368-2734 for your free rate quote by phone.
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Win a chance to attend the 2014 NCAA Final Four

  

Watching the game is a blast, but it's better when it helps your business. If you win the UPS trip for four to the 2014 NCAA Final Four, you could take your colleagues on a much-needed break, or treat your favorite clients instead. Sign up now - the more you ship with UPS, the more chances you'll have to win.

KAR members can save up to 30% off UPS Express air and international shipments. All this with the peace of mind that comes from using the carrier that delivers outstanding reliability, greater speed, more service, and innovative technology. UPS guarantees delivery of more packages around the world than anyone, and delivers more packages overnight on time in the US than any other carrier.

Members currently enrolled in the UPS Savings Program must re-enroll to take advantage of this new exclusive offer.

KAR members can save:
* Up to 30% on UPS Next Day Air® and Worldwide Express®
* Up to 23% on UPS 2nd Day Air®
* Up to 10% on business services at The UPS Store®

Sign up today

KHC offers Conventional No MI Program     

 

Wouldn't your clients love to have up to another $1,000 a year? With the exclusive Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) Conventional No Mortgage Insurance Program (No MI), they can!

KHC's No MI comes just as the Federal Housing Administration raised the monthly Mortgage Insurance Premium factors. This program enables eligible borrowers to go up to 97 percent of purchase price without having to pay upfront or monthly mortgage insurance. Based on a purchase price of $125,000, this could mean a savings of up to $1,000 a year!* Borrowers will have access to KHC's Down payment Assistance Programs, as well! For full details and terms, visit KHC's Web site, under Lenders/Realtors, Lender Services, Conventional No MI Program.

 

*Terms and conditions apply. Please visit KHC's Web site for full details.  

 

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KAR awards
Lake Barkley
KAR blog
CORE course online
Appraisal courses
GNA
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Need referrals? Advertise in the KY REALTOR Magazine


New for KAR members, the chance to advertise in the only state-wide real estate publication is now available. Limited space is available so act now to be included. Pricing is affordable. To learn more, email hcooper@kar.com, call 800.264.2185 or click here.

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GEICO (New Program) 

Contact GEICO for a free quote on insurance to see how much you could be saving. And don't forget to mention your KAR affiliation, you could qualify for an exclusive member savings opportunity.  


UPS (New Program) 

KAR members can save up to 30% on UPS shipping. Members currently enrolled in the UPS Savings Program must re-enroll to take advantage of this new exclusive offer.

 

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Drug Card

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Nationwide Insurance
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