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February 8, 2016
Volume 17, Issue 1

 

NFCAR Late Fee Reminder...

As of now a $100 late fee will be applied to all dues payments without exception...

 

NFCAR Office Closed On Monday, February 15th

The NFCAR office will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of President’s Day. The office will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 16th.

 

Caravan Contact Information

Just a reminder – Caravans are not managed or operated by NFCAR – they are managed and/or operated by REALTORS®.  Rules and regulations apply to each of the individual caravans.  If you have any questions regarding the caravans, please call the contacts listed below.

Bethel: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month meeting at the REMAX, Bethel CT at 11:30am. Contact Jim Adams 203-290-0883 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Brookfield; Monday morning at 11:30 Newtown Savings Bank 99 Federal Road, Brookfield. Listings should be phoned or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  prior Thursday at noon to be considered for the following Monday. The caravan listing reservations are based on a first come, first served basis. If there isn’t a sufficient number of listings on the reservation sheet, the caravans will be postpones until they meet the minimum number. 

Danbury; First & Third Wednesday morning, meet at Newtown Savings Bank 30 Main Street in Danbury at 9:00 a.m. Listings should be phoned or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by noon the Friday before to be eligible for consideration for the following Wednesday. The caravan listing reservations are based on a first come, first served basis. If there isn’t a sufficient number of listings on the reservation sheet, the caravans will be postpones until they meet the minimum number.     

New Fairfield; Friday mornings at 11:30am at Savings Bank of Danbury 100 Route 37, New Fairfield, for more info contact Jane Serfass at Neumann Real Estate (203) 746-6565

New Milford; Thursday mornings at 9:00 at the Old Railroad Station (aka Chamber of Commerce Building) located on Railroad Street in New Milford.   Listings should be emailed or phoned to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  on Monday to be eligible for consideration for that week. The caravan listing reservations are based on a first come, first served basis. If there isn’t a sufficient number of listings on the reservation sheet, the caravans will be postpones until they meet the minimum number. 

Condo Only Caravan; Friday mornings at 9:30am at Cornerstone CT Realty Office 632 Federal Road, Brookfield, for more info contact Debbie Blum at Cornerstone CT Realty (203) 733-8379 


NFCAR's Day Of Education

From 8:30am - 4:30pm on February 17th at Michaels At The Grove 42 Vail Road, Bethel CT

Click Here For The Registration Form

Morning CE Class: Green Commercial Buildings: Issues, Systems & Savings

Buffet Lunch:  Sliced Top Sirloin, Chicken Marsala, Penne ala Vodka, Fresh Vegetable Medley, Salad, Rolls, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, Ice Tea, Brownies & Cookies. Cash Bar

RPR Presentation: Veronica McManus - What can RPR do for Commercial Members?

Afternoon CE Class: CT Real Estate Legal Review & Update (2016 mandatory)

This event is open to all REALTORS®

 

NFCAR's February & March CE Classes

Our CE Classes are $30 for NFCAR Members & $35 for Non-Members

All classes will be held here at NFCAR 15 Stony Hill Road, Bethel

-Discrimination Issues in Commercial Real Estate - 2/11 - 9:30-12:30

-Review of Residential Rental Rules & Regs - 2/11 - 1:30-4:30

-NAR's Real Estate Safety Matters - 2/13 - 9:30-12:30

-REALTOR® Code Of Ethics - 2/13 - 1:30-4:30

-Specialty Mortgage Programs - 2/18 - 9:30-12:30

-(M) CT Real Estate Law: Updated & Revisited - 2/25 - 9:30-12:30

-New Construction - 2/25 - 1:30-4:30

-Fair Lending - 2/25 - 5:30-8:30

-What Realtors Should Know About Credit - 3/3 - 9:30-12:30

-(M) CT Real Estate Law: Updated & Revisited - 3/3 - 1:30-4:30

-Buy The Numbers: Investing In Real Estate - 3/10 - 9:30-12:30

-NAR's Real Estate Safety Matters  - 3/10 - 1:30-4:30

-(M) CT Real Estate Law: Updated & Revisited - 3/17 - 9:30-12:30

-Green Commercial Building: Issues, Solutions & Savings-3/24 9:30-12:30

-Review of Residential Rental Rules & Regulations - 3/24 - 1:30-4:30

-(M) CT Real Estate Law: Updated & Revisited - 3/26 - 9:30-12:30

-Mortgage Myths - 3/26 - 1:30-4:30

-Specialty Mortgage Programs - 3/31 - 9:30-12:30

-Environmental Issues - 3/31 - 1:30-4:30

-State Regulations & Code of Ethics - 3/31 - 5:30-8:30

 (M) = Denotes that this course is Mandatory continuing ed course per the State of CT and is required to renewing your CT real estate license.

To download February's CE Flyer Click Here

or

To download March's CE Flyer Click Here

Each of the classes meets the minimum education requirements set forth by the Department of Consumer  Protection: Real Estate Commission for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit

 

Principles & Practices Evening Course Started On January 13th

Do you know of someone who's thinking of becoming a licensed salesperson or if you are interested in converting your license from 'salesperson' to 'broker', this is the course to take. Call NFCAR for details or with any questions. 

Here are the details:

      - Starting: January 13th

      - Runs: Monday & Wednesday

      - From: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

      - Ends: March 30th

      - Price: $399

Click Here to download the registration form.


Woman’s Council of Realtors Links

Woman’s Council of Realtors is a networking and realtor education group for men and women realtors. Our mission is to empower realtors as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities they serve.

Local Chapter Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/1ninH35

National:  www.wcr.org


Pending Home Sales Tick Up in December

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in December, but inched forward slightly, fueled by a large increase in the Northeast that outpaced declines in the other three major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Click here to read the entire article.

Mortgage Rates Move Lower Than Expected

For the fifth consecutive week, mortgage rates trended down, surprising even forecasters. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is now at its lowest average since April 30, 2015. To read more, click here 

Home Sales Up 10.9% in December

In a press release to the media on Wednesday, Connecticut REALTORS® reported that single-family residential home sales in Connecticut increased 10.9 percent comparing December 2015 to December 2014. The median sales price of $242,000 represents a 1.2% decrease from $245,000 in that same time period. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Total units of homes sold were 2,850 in December 2015 and 2,571 in December 2014.

Townhouses and condominium sales in Connecticut decreased 7.9 percent comparing December 2015 to December 2014; with a median sales price of $146,700 representing a 6.2 percent decrease from $156,425 in that same time period in 2014. Total units sold were 606 in December 2015 and 658 in December 2014. Read the full release here.
 

 

 
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