Member News – July 15

NAR Call for Action (CFA) this week…

This week the important CFA is on Patent Trolls.  Did you receive the call from action this week from your broker?  via email? via text message?  If you got it from all three sources, that is fantastic!  It only takes 2-3 clicks to get your message to your legislators.  Please show your commitment to the issues which impact your business, this is one of them!

Have You Gotten Our Text Messages?
More than 50,000 REALTORS® from across the country have already signed up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts – have you? Text REALTORS® to 30644 to sign up!  You’ll be among the first to know about NAR Calls for Action and more!


This week, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its final rule regarding Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.  The rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register this week and will take effect 30 days after its publication date.

Bottom Line: The rule lays out requirements based on Section 808 (e)(5) of the Fair Housing Act which requires the Secretary of HUD to administer the Department’s housing and urban development programs in a manner to “affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH).” The rule defines “affirmatively furthering fair housing”, and outlines a revised process for HUD review of state and local governments’ steps to comply with the rules. Please note that the requirements to affirmatively further fair housing are not new, but have been in effect for decades.

View NAR Background Paper
View the HUD Fact Sheet


TOMORROW: Live Webcast on Closing Process Changes

REALTOR® Magazine is hosting a live webcast on what REALTORS (and affiliates) need to know about the closing process changes coming later this year and how to help keep transactions on track as the new process and forms take effect. The webcast will be Thursday, July 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, and will feature attorney Phil Schulman of K&L Gates, an expert on federal closing rules, and NAR Senior Counsel Finley Maxson. Click Here to Enroll.

BROKER Open Houses

this week in MLS PIN . . .

Visit MLS PIN for all Broker Open Houses listed each Thursday.
Please visit the following listings, tomorrow, July 16:

Thursday, July 16, 2015  10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
270 Northern Boulevard, Newburyport, MA        01950
Come on by! This year round cottage can be purchased with contents. Move right in!
RE/MAX On The River, Inc.  (978) 499-8808 Ext. 113 Pat Macdonald

Thursday, July 16, 2015  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
19 Meeting House Hill Rd, West Newbury, MA   01985-1509
First showings of this remarkable home since prior buyer fell through.
Home is sadly in need of extensive renovation and repair.
RE/MAX On The River, Inc. (978) 499-8808  Deborah Hamilton

Thursday, July 16, 2015  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
57 Baker Road,  Salisbury, MA    01952
Stop by for Refreshments
Stone Ridge Properties, Inc.  (978) 463-4322 Lori Lacey


TONIGHT (tickets still available):

Please support The Cruise this evening, Wednesday, July 15, which benefits the Jimmy Fund.  This annual event is organized by Sandy Berkenbush of Stone Ridge Properties.  For tickets or more information, contact Sandy via email: or call 978-463-4322.



Tuesday, July 20 —  Register today

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