RpacCVitaleCheckNCJAR President Ilene Horowitz presents an RPAC donation to NCJAR Member and 2013 Realtor of the Year Carmela Vitale and her running mate Robert Landrigan to support their campaign for reelection to the Town Council of Madison Boro.

Did you know you can find comprehensive information on specific neighborhoods using the REALTORS Property Resource®?rprComputer

Search for a neighborhood, and you’ll see tabs with data covering such topics as the number of households with children, presidential voting patterns, and even the weather. It’s free, and only for REALTORS®.

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, July 22, 2014Team

Real estate professionals who are struggling to get everything done despite working 80 hours a week should consider incorporating a team-based approach into their business. A few extra hands will help boost productivity, profitability, and job satisfaction.

RaritanValleyCommunity Corner: Raritan Valley Line One-Seat Ride

By Mary Ellen O'Boyle, NCJAR Trustee

I serve on the Raritan Valley Line One-Sear Ride Coalition. I will be providing you with updates periodically about our meetings with NJ Transit. The off-peak service line appears to be working well with no visible issues.

Appointments Through Listing AgentAppointments

A Message From Mary Cano, NCJAR CEO

Is the Seller the one who has instructed you, as listing agent, to not display their phone number for setting up appointments, or are you, the listing agent, making this a practice?

NFIP no bkgEffective May 1, 2014, all buyers of older properties(“pre-FIRM”) will see a premium rate reduction under the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014.
Instead of jumping to “full cost” for flood insurance, buyers will assume the seller’s Oct-2013 rate for a pre-FIRM property.
NAR prevailed upon FEMA to implement this provision seven months early.

REALTORS® Federal Credit Union Remote Deposit PromotionRFCU1000Promo

Now through July 31, members of the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, who download their mobile banking app and make a mobile deposit, will be entered for the chance to win $1,000. Plus, as an additional bonus, the Credit Union will donate $1,000 to NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation in the winning.

GoodNeighborAwardThe NJAR® Good Neighbor Award will be presented to three REALTORS® who have made extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in their local and/or global communities through volunteer community service.

It is time to recognize a deserving member of our REALTOR® family who contributes their valuable time and energy to community and humanitarian services, as well as to their peers, and association.   award

April2014.10KResearchThe public has finally grown used to talk of a real estate market in recovery. With prices going up, people are starting to wonder if a new bubble is forming. Most metropolitan markets are somewhere between recovery and normalization. Supply is still tight but improving in some areas. What housing really needs is further job and wage growth to support healthy demand levels fueled by new household formations.