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May 23, 2016
Volume 17, Issue 9

NFCAR's 1st Annual Golf Tournament

Join Us For Our 1st Annual Emil J Morey Scholarship Golf Tournament

The Emil J Morey Scholarship serves all of the High Schools in the Northern Fairfield County Association of Realtors Area.

Friday June 24th at Candlewood Valley Country Club, New Milford, CT

Tournament Schedule:

Registration   8:30am - 9:00am

Breakfast   9:00am

Tee Off   10:00am

Format: Scramble

Lunch At The Turn

Cash Bar & Hors d'oeuvres   3:30pm-4:30pm

Buffett Dinner   4:30pm

$145 Golf Registration includes: Green Fees, Cart, Contests, Prizes, Breakfast, Lunch, Hors d'oeuvres & Dinner

Longest Drive, Closest To The Pin & Closest To The Line Contest

Cash Bar & Hors d'oeuvres & Dinner for NonGolfers $45pp

Click Here For The Registration Form

 

Thank You To Our Current Sponsors...

Tee Sponsors: Still Available Click Here For Information 

Leslie Brent; REALTOR

Barbara Eimicke; Hannan Insurance

Karin NeJame; Smart, Donohue and NeJame

Nerville White; Kreative Realty

Charlie Vlahos; Blanket Real Estate

Tony Vournazos; Attorney

Keller Williams Realty

Chris Aiello; Aiello Roofing & Remodeling Company

Pat McRedmond; Fairfield County Bank

Anthony Yorio; Attorney

Ed McKee; Home Inspections

Dom Chieffalo; Attorney

Larry Riefberg; Law Office of Lawrence Riefberg

Newtown Savings Bank

Art Mannion; AJ Mannion Law Office

Kathy Elson; Greater Fairfield County CMLS

Mutual Security

 

Breakfast Sponsor: Ashley Roffman; Rackson Group Accounting Services

 

Lunch Sponsors: Yamin & Yamin;  Attorneys  and  James Philipakos; Flagstar Bank

 

Hors d'oeuvre Sponsor: Chris Goodrich; Wells Fargo

 

Dinner Sponsor: Still Available Click Here For Information 

 

Click Here For More Sponsorship Opportunities

 

NFCAR Is Having A Food Drive

'Hunger Is Not Seasonal' In Fact The Spring & Summer are the time of year that our local food pantries need our help the most!

Starting on May 16th NFCAR is having a food drive to benefit The Daily Bread Food Pantry, Danbury CT

The Face of Hunger in Northern Fairfield County... includes every race and creed, they are our neighbors, friends, co-workers and family members.

It is estimated that 1 in 6 Americans will seek food assistance this year, and the number appears to be rising. The reasons are many. Some are without food due to the loss of a job. Others need assistance due to illness or medical bills. No one is immune to the prospect of need it can last a day, a month, or it can last years. It is a fact of life that we can do something about.

Spring and summer are the time of year that our local food pantries need our help the most, donations traditionally slow and the shelves become bare, but "Hunger is not Seasonal".

Please help our neighbors, friends, co-workers and family members in need!

Click here for the list of suggested donations 

Please bring your donation to one of the following locations:

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices N.E. Properties: 67 Federal Rd, Brookfield

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage: 18 Mill Plain Rd, Danbury

William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty: 112 Federal Rd, Danbury

William Raveis Real Estate Inc.: 48 Mill Plain Rd, Danbury

Or

NFCAR: 15 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel

Please drop off all of your donations by May 27th

Head Shot Day At NFCAR June 1, 2016

Exclusive offer for NFCAR Members by In a Flash Studio! Time slots are limited, call for your reservation today!!!

Great for Websites, Business Card Publicity, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

$62.75 all inclusive

- 30 minute session (minimum of 24 image choices)

- Photo session time of 15 minutes

- One outfit choice

- Quick review on laptop

- All imaged copied on YOUR SUPPLIED USB drive

- Choice of one image for touch ups (finished image)

Call NFCAR Today To Reserve Your Spot! 203.744.7255. 48 Hr. Cancellation Policy For A Full Refund - No Exceptions

If you cancel within 48 hours, you will have a credit towards a future appointment.

NFCAR's Advanced Dues Club

Do you remember Christmas Clubs?

When you could put $10/$20 away a week and save for Christmas. Would you like a similar type of program to save for your REALTOR® Dues? If you do we have the solution!!!

NFCAR'S "Advanced Dues Club"

Get a head start on your 2017 Dues; you put a little bit of money on your account on a regular basis; it adds up during the year and by January when the bill is due you pay the remaining balance; or you receive a dues statement that says... "Paid in Full"

For more information call NFCAR 203-744-7255 or to get started to click below.

Click here to fill out the Membership Agreement 

Click here to fill out the Installment Agreement 

Caravan Contact InformationJust 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 Tom Lutz 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; Starting on Wednesday, May 4th, agents will be encouraged to post their Broker Open House on CMLS with the suggested time period between 11-2.

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 Tom Lutz  cc’ing Todd Sargent 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 May 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

-Green Commercial Building: Issues, Solutions & Savings-5/26-9:30-12:30

-New Construction - 5/26 - 1:30-4:30

-Mortgage Myths - 5/26 - 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 May’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


 

Woman’s Council of Realtors Scholarship Info & Links

Click here for the WCR Scholarship Application.

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


 

CT Legislature Passes Requirement for New Fair Housing Disclosure Form

The Connecticut Legislature has passed SB 152 "An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Housing Discrimination and Fair Housing Laws." This law will be effective immediately upon obtaining the Governor's signature.  Its noted statement of purpose is "To provide prospective owners of multifamily residential properties with conspicuous notice of federal and state fair housing laws." The full text of the bill can be found at this link.

Under the law, on or before July 1, 2016 the CHRO must draft and post on their website a Disclosure on state and federal fair housing laws and housing discrimination. Sixty days after CHRO makes this form available online, this Disclosure form must be signed at the closing by the purchaser(s) and attached to the Purchase and Sale Agreement. However, this Disclosure only applies to multifamily properties being purchased or exchanged that have two or more residential units. This Disclosure still applies regardless of purchaser's intentions to rent the property or not, and regardless of whether the purchaser will occupy the property themselves. The Disclosure does not apply to the purchase or exchange of land, or single family residences, which includes single family homes, a single condo unit, or a single apartment.

This law does not apply to rental transactions where the property is just for rent. However, the law does apply to options, and to leases containing an option to purchase, where the subject property contains two or more residential units. In these transactions, the Disclosure must be signed by the purchaser and attached to the option contract, or lease with purchase option contract at "the time of closing."

This new Disclosure form will be available at the CHRO website once it has been completed, but no later than July 1, 2016, and should be provided by the attorneys involved in the transaction. REALTORS® may wish to inform their clients to expect this new Disclosure at the time of closing if the transaction is for a property with two or more residential units, but there is no obligation for real estate licensees prior to or at closing related to this disclosure.

The Bill does not specify what the penalty will be for failure to provide the document at closing, but it does expressly state that it "shall not void an otherwise valid purchase agreement, option or lease containing a purchase option." Thus, it will not cancel the contract or the transaction as a whole because the Disclosure is not attached.

We will alert you when the fair housing laws disclosure form becomes available on the CHRO site.

Registration Open for the New England REALTORS® Conference

The 2016 New England REALTORS® Conference will be held on September 27 - 28 in Newport, Rhode Island. This two-day event provides a forum for New England REALTOR® Associations to discuss topical real estate issues, provide a strong regional voice on real estate matters at the national level along with networking opportunities. Click here for program and registration information.

 

 

 
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