North Central Jersey Association of Realtors President Jerry Tuscano and NAR Director, David Weisbrod visited St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison on Tuesday, July 18th. During this visit, President Tuscano presented a $500 check to the welfare center and took one lucky pup on an outing. As a result of field trips, shelter dogs get some much-needed relief from their everyday lives and are adopted faster than ever before. In addition to providing potential adopters with insight into the dog's personality, these photos provide insight into the dog's personality that can't be obtained in any other way. Mr. Tuscano and Mr. Weisbrod were pleased to contribute to such an important cause and look forward to participating in many more field trips in the future.

Join us for a fun-filled evening at NCJAR's Happy Hour event at Tommy's Tavern + Tap in Clifton, NJ on Thursday, July 20th from 4:30-7:30pm! This event is exclusively for NCJAR members ONLY, so login to REGISTER and secure your spot for ONLY $20. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow members and enjoy some delicious food and drinks. Don't miss out on the fun!

$20 to Attend (NCJAR Members ONLY. Login to Register.)

FrenchAmericanHeritageMonth1French immigration to America has a rich history, dating back to the early days of colonization. Today, French influence can be seen in every aspect of American culture, including real estate.

French immigration to America began in the 16th century, with the arrival of French explorers and traders. It wasn't until the 17th and 18th centuries, however, that French immigration to America saw a significant increase. During this time, French Huguenots, seeking religious freedom, settled in the colonies. Many of these immigrants were skilled artisans, such as weavers and leatherworkers, who played an important role in the development of early American industry. French immigration to America continued to increase during the 19th century, with large numbers of French Canadians settling in the Northeast and Midwest.

Home1Existing-home sales slid for the second consecutive month, falling 3.4% nationwide as of last measure, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), as higher interest rates continue to impact buyer affordability. Sales are down 23% compared to the same period a year ago, while contract signings dropped 20.3% year-over-year. With sales cooling, buyers in some parts of the country have found relief in the form of declining sales prices, which are down 1.7% year-over-year nationally, although more affordable markets continue to see price gains.

On Saturday, June 24, 2023, NCJAR hosted their second annual housing fair at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. Approximately 300+ people attended the event to learn about empowering themselves and their families through homeownership. NCJAR staff was joined by nearly thirty local realtor volunteers in providing valuable education to turn renters into homeowners. The event was a one-stop shop for all things related to homeownership.

The housing fair featured several sessions that provided attendees with information on credit repair, first time homebuyer programs, and the comparison between renting and buying in the state of New Jersey. Attendees were also able to visit multiple vendors ranging from governmental assistance to septic tank services to real estate lawyers.

FrenchAmericanHeritageMonthThe North Central Jersey Association of Realtors (NCJAR) is proud to recognize and celebrate French-American Heritage Month, which takes place during the month of July.

French-Americans have a long history in the United States, with many making significant contributions to American culture, business and industry - including real estate. NCJAR recognizes the importance of French-Americans in the real estate industry and wants to highlight their accomplishments.

sponsorship opportunities1We are excited to invite you to NCJAR's Happy Hour at Tommy's Tavern + Tap in Clifton, NJ on Thursday, July 20th from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. This event is a great opportunity to network with fellow real estate professionals and unwind after a long day.

Tommy's Tavern + Tap is known for its great selection of craft beers, delicious food, and welcoming atmosphere. We are confident that you will enjoy this venue and have a great time networking with your peers.

Don't miss out on this fun and engaging event. Register now to secure your spot at NCJAR's Happy Hour at Tommy's Tavern + Tap. We look forward to seeing you there!

LGBTQ Pride Month thank youAt NCJAR, we’re proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. We recognize the importance of celebrating Pride Month as it helps bring awareness to the rights and dignity of all LGBTQ+ individuals. The month of June reminded us that we must continue to support our LGBTQ+ communities by providing resources and advocating for equality.

Real estate agents have a unique role in helping LGBTQ+ individuals find or purchase their perfect home. Agents should be aware of the needs and concerns specific to this community, such as legal protections for same-sex couples when it comes to mortgages, tenancy laws, and other real estate related matters.

4th of July HoursIn observance of the holiday, NCJAR board offices will be Closing EARLY at 12pm on Monday, July 3rd and CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4th.

We will re-open at our regular business hours (M-F 9am-4:30pm) on Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Have a Happy & Safe Holiday Weekend!

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NCJAR SUMMER FOOD DRIVE 2023Join us in the NCJAR Summer Food Drive to combat hunger in New Jersey to help those who need it most! In New Jersey, over 800,000 people are struggling with hunger, including 197,280 children. Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation, which leaves tens of thousands of children without school meals. But you can make a difference! Food banks are seeing a rise in demand for assistance, and your support will go a long way in helping those in need.

Support this cause by donating food items online. Choose the organization you want to help and click on SHOP to purchase goods for donation. You will receive a tax receipt via email.