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C.A.R.’s Your Membership, Your Way April 2011

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SAVING YOU TIME C.A.R. Enters the Blogosphere— Curious about the perils of refinancing? Longing for sage advice from a real estate lawyer? Wondering if the latest tech gadget is really worth the investment? Log on to the new C.A.R. blog (http://blog.car.org) for these and other timely posts. The resourceful blog offers tips [...]

Carole Rodoni Gives Dynamic Presentation on the Economy

Nelson Janes

The “Main” Membership Meeting happens on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Mack Powell Auditorium. Terrific speakers bringing information that you need, Starbucks coffee, Ettore’s pasteries all free.

If you missed Carole Rodoni’s economic forecast at the February Meeting, you missed a dynamic and highly entertaining presentation. Ms. Rodoni, who [...]

The Cost of Working with FHA is Going Up Again

Scott Short

On Friday, January 28th, HUD/FHA extended the “Less Than 90-Day” flip rule. Now trying to find a lender who will allow the seller to resell for 20%+ over what they bought it for is becoming more difficult.

Last October HUD/FHA increased the Monthly Mortgage Insurance (MMI) cost from .55% to .90% for a 30-year fixed [...]

C.A.R. Short Sale Update

Beth L Peerce

Dear REALTORS®,

As you may know, C.A.R. has been working on numerous efforts to address your concerns about the difficulty of working with short sales.

To that end, I want to give you advance notice of perhaps one of our most visible activities to date, and one that may be a first in C.A.R.’s 100-plus-year [...]

C.A.R. Monthly Message March 2011

Beth L Peerce

Dear REALTORS®,

Over the past few months, I’ve been sharing with you the many things that C.A.R. has been doing to address your concerns related to short sale transactions. We recently conducted a survey to obtain information about members’ experiences working with lenders in distressed transactions. The results of the Short Sale Lender Satisfaction Survey [...]

Building Strong Communities

2011 SAR President Doug Covill

When we talk about SAR as “Your Bridge to Success,” you may think of education and networking.

Have you thought about the importance of community service to your success? Just about every good business person gives something back to their community. And thank heavens we don’t need the money or the clout of a Bill [...]

1099 Repeal

The House could vote this week on legislation to repeal small business Form 1099 reporting requirements that were enacted in health care reform and landlord reporting requirements that were enacted in small business legislation last year. NAR supports repeal to save its members from overly burdensome tracking and reporting requirements. Under the provisions, property owners [...]