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December 8, 2014

Volume 15, Issue 25

 

Attention – Please Be Aware That Your 2015 Dues Were Emailed Out, If you did not receive it please contact Kristine or Jessica immediately (203) 744-7255. To pay your dues online, visit www.nfcar.com, click on the ‘Click Here To Pay Your 2015 NFCAR Dues Online’ icon on the right hand side of the home screen.

 

Please Help Support Our Fundraiser 'Special Olympics'

At our Annual Holiday Party this year we will be having a Raffle to raise funds for Special Olympics. Your generosity in the past has been overwhelming!

Special Olympics: Providing year-round sports training and athletic  competition to more than 2.5 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 180 countries.

If you are interested in donating a basket/gift certificate Click HereLet's Give Our Olympians Our Support! 

 

NFCAR's Election Announcement

The Office of President Elect for The Northern Fairfield County Association of REALTORS® is vacant. Your Election Committee is in the process of receiving nominations for this office :

Close of Nominations will be December 11, 2014

To be eligible for the office of President-Elect, the individual shall have served at least one term as an Officer, or Director of NFCAR, a committee chairperson for NFCAR or as a State Director for NFCAR and be a REALTOR® member in good standing.

The member elected to fill the vacant 2015 President Elect position will become NFCAR's " PRESIDENT" for 2016

If you wish to run for this office or if you have any questions about this office, please contact Association Executive, Richard Eimicke at NFCAR (203)744-7255. 

 

NFCAR Office Closed December 25th & 26th 

The NFCAR office will be closed on Thursday, December 25th & 26th. We wish you a happy and safe holiday.

 

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: Jim Adams at EMM Loans 203-400-6214 

Brookfield; Kellie Martone email your listing address and price to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday’s at noon.

Danbury;  Thomas Lutz at Newtown Savings Bank (203) 364-2970

New Fairfield; Jane Serfass at Neumann Real Estate (203) 746-6565

New Milford; Tom Lutz at Newtown Savings Bank (203) 364-2970

Sherman; Irit Granger at William Raveis (203) 803-3748

Condo Only Caravan; Debbie Blum at Cornerstone CT Realty (203) 733-8379 

 


 

‘Principles & Practices’ Course - Open Enrollment    

This course is a continuous Start Program, start your training on any Monday evening.

Here are the details:

Runs: Monday & Wednesday - 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuition: $399.00

Click here to download the registration form.


 

WCR 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

In CT:  www.ctstatewcr.org

National:  www.wcr.org


NAR Call For Action: Don't Tax "Phantom Income" on Short Sales

Congress has begun its "Lame Duck" session which is scheduled to end Friday, December 12* with a big list of unfinished business items.  Number one on that list for REALTORS® is an extension of "The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act."

The United States House of Representatives, extended the income tax exemption on mortgage debt forgiven in a short sale or a workout for principal residences. The bill containing the income tax exemption on forgiven mortgage debt and other expired tax provisions passed by a vote of 378 to 46.

The United States Senate has not yet voted on the measure.

Please contact our Senators if you have not yet done so. 

This bipartisan legislation would extend an expired provision that has helped millions of distressed American families by allowing tax relief for homeowners when lenders forgive some portion of the mortgage debt they owe.

If "The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act" is not enacted, hundreds of thousands of American families who did the right thing by short-selling their home or received a much needed loan reduction from their lender will have to pay income tax on "phantom income."

Urge our Senators to act on "The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act" before the end of 2014 and help provide certainty for struggling homeowners and stability for our nation's housing markets. Click here to take action!

 

 

 
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