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Friday, February 17, 2017



  
  



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Please be advised that the PCBOR Board office will be closed on

Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents Day. 

We will re-open on Tuesday, February 21st at 8:30 am.  Thank you.  
Seasonal Clothing Drive to Benefit Oasis



Our 2017 Realtors® Community Project Charity is Oasis in Paterson.  We will be collecting Women and children seasonal clothing at the Board office now through the end of February.  

PCBOR® Scholarship Application Now Available



PCBOR® has proudly been awarding scholarships to families of PCBOR Realtor® Members since 2001.  Realtor® Members who are in good standing for preceding three years (with PCBOR®) may make application on behalf of children, grandchildren (immediate family members), are all eligible for scholarship assistance.


The Scholarship Program is to be available to High School Seniors who will be attending an  undergraduate four-year institution, student's currently enrolled in undergraduate four-year institutions and students pursuing studies at an accredited technical school or two-year

community college.  PCBOR Deadline is Friday, April 7th.



New Jersey Realtors® Educational Foundation is also
accepting applications.   NJR Deadline Friday, April 7, 2017.  

NAR, Realtor.com® Identify Growing Rift Between Housing Availability and Affordability



Existing-home sales are forecast to expand 1.7 percent in 2017, but a new housing affordability model created jointly by the National Association of Realtors® and realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination, operated by operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., suggests homebuyers at many income levels could see an inadequate amount of listings on the market within their price range in coming months.

CRAM Sessions at PCBOR®



In order to be eligible for renewal or reinstatement of a real estate license, every individual licensed as a broker, broker-salesperson, or salesperson must complete 12 hours of continuing  education by

April 30, 2017. If completed between May 1 and June 30, 2017, a

$200 late fee applies.   More Info. 


PCBOR® will be offering two Cram Sessions (12 hours in 1 day!) to help those who need to get their credits complete in time.  Space is limited.  Choose your date- Friday, March 24th or Monday, April 24th, 2017Flyer



Cram Session Affiliate Sponsors:

Proudly Announcing NAR's Newest Partner
Members Medicare Exchange:  A private Medicare insurance options platform and resource center



NEW! NAR's Strategic Alliances Team is pleased to announce a new offering under the Association's REALTOR Benefits® Program, which expands the REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace  platform: After obtaining Original Medicare through the federal government, NAR members aged 65 and older who wish to explore and enhance their coverage options may access the new Members Medicare Exchange to quote, shop, and enroll in a variety of Medicare insurance options.


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NAR, Realtor.com® Identify Growing Rift Between Housing Availability and Affordability



Existing-home sales are forecast to expand 1.7 percent in 2017, but a new housing affordability model created jointly by the National Association of Realtors® and realtor.com®, a leading online  real estate destination, operated by operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., suggests homebuyers at many income levels could see an inadequate amount of listings on the market within their price range in coming months.



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Legislative Meetings Registration Now Open



Registration for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 15-20 in Washington,  opens today at Noon, Central Time.   Learn more about free registration for NAR members.

Zillow Ordered to pay 8.3 M in Copyright Case



Real estate practitioners that contract with a photography service should stand up and take notice, says Katie Johnson, general counsel for the National Association of REALTORS®. "It is imperative that brokers and agents understand the rights they are getting from photographers and then giving  to third parties like MLSs and portals."


If you're embarking on a new contract, these sample agreements, drafted by NAR attorneys,

are a good place to start.


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Legal Assistant Position

 
Our Board Attorney Neil Kilstein is looking for an experienced real estate paralegal to replace his longtime assistant who is moving to North Carolina. Have you worked with someone who might have this experience and need work? Neil's email address is nkilstein@kilsteinlaw and his phone number is 201-791-7797.


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