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!
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM NAR . . .
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.
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: email@example.com or call 978-463-4322.
MLS PIN – CLASSES free at GNAR
Tuesday, July 20 — Register today
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