JAN 25 – GNAR Newsletter Vol. 4

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Meet the Newburyport Building Commissioner
The first Membership Meeting of 2017 will be Thursday, February 9 with Peter Binette from the City of Newburyport as our guest.  Meeting will kickoff with refreshments at 8:45am…. speaker at 9am.  Breakfast hosted by Mary Ellen Lawlor of ServPro.  MARK your CALENDARS!

SAVE THE DATES —

February 13
NH Core offered and MA/NH CE Class (High Performance Green Homes) with Andy Consoli.  Free for members – enroll today! Click button below for more details:
Eventbrite - NH Core & Code of High Performance Green Homes (RE86R14)

April 13
Salvation Army Dinner Volunteer Service – We are looking forward to another meal service.  Menu planning and sign up will be sent a few weeks prior.

May 3
GNAR Awards and Recognition Event – Come celebrate REALTOR Of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, and pay tribute to our volunteers that work on committees all year.  Planning is underway.  Date subject to change based on venue availability.

June 14
The 32nd annual Margaret C. Carlson REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th at 10 a.m. in the Massachusetts State House Great Hall. Once again, REALTORS® will have a chance to network and enjoy a continental breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m. before learning about the key legislative issues in 2017 that will affect the real estate industry and private property. Attend REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill to make an impact with key legislators. A keynote speaker will be announced when confirmed.

AVOID THE LATE FEE!
just 3 days left ….

Membership dues were payable by 12/31/16.  The grace period is ending.  Please be sure to pay your 2017 dues invoice prior to 1/31 to avoid a $50 late fee. 

Invoices were sent to all members in early November, if you did not receive one, please contact GNAR asap, as we may have an inaccurate email on file.  Any questions concerning dues billing, please call GNAR.  Checks should me made payable to GNAR, or you can easily pay your dues via credit card online 24/7 using this link:

https://secure.realtor.org/ecommenu.nsf/ecommenu?OpenForm&Menu

REALTOR® University Speaker Series 

Immigrants’ Impact on Housing Demand and Prices in Some Metropolitan Areas – Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

February 16, 2017, 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m..
NAR Washington D.C. Office, 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW
12th Floor Event Room
(Light lunch starting at 11:50 a.m.)

The United States continues to attract immigrants.  By the year 2060, nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population will be foreign-born, a rate even higher than that achieved in the early 1900’s.[1] The role of immigrants and their assimilation into U.S. society continues to be the subject of much study and debate. In this presentation, Mr. Nowrasteh will share his research on the demographics and economic characteristics of the immigrant population, the effect of immigration on housing demand and prices for some metropolitan statistical areas, and their prospects for homeownership.

Mr. Nowrasteh is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute. His academic publications have appeared in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Fletcher Security Review, and Public Choice. He is the coauthor of the booklet Open Immigration: Yea and Nay. His popular publications have appeared in newspapers such as the Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and the Washington Post, among others. He frequently appears on television and radio stations across the United States, talking about immigration issues and policy.

Mr. Nowrasteh has a BA in economics from George Mason University and a Master of Science in economic history from the London School of Economics. His research can be accessed here.

To attend in person, please register at this link.
To watch the webinar, please register at this link.

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