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February 5, 2018

Volume 19, Issue 3

 

Attention –For those individuals who have not yet paid your NFCAR dues… NFCAR dues were due on January 1st, we’ve emailed out the invoices 3 times to you. As of now there is a $100 late fee added to the bill. Please contact NFCAR today if you still need to pay your bill.

 

NFCAR's Stock A Pantry Collection

NFCAR's Community Involvement Committee Invites You to Make a Difference AND STOCK A PANTRY

To Benefit Our Local Neighbors in need at:

- Bethel

- Brookfield

- New Fairfield

- Sherman

Collecting Ongoing: From Now into March

All Non-perishable items are appreciated and they are low on:

Canned meat or fish

Parmalat Milk

Jelly

Original Oatmeal & Hot Cereals

Canned Fruit and Nuts

Condiments

Hot cocoa mix

Salad Dressing

Baby Food Jars - Stage 1

Cereal - low sugar

Pasta

Toothpaste, brushes & floss

Band aids, Deodorant

There is always a need for:  Personal Care Items and Toilet Paper, Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Cleaning Supplies, Paper Products

 

Please Bring your donation to:

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Office - 67 Federal Road, Brookfield

RE/MAX Right Choice Office - 122 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel

NFCAR Office - 15 Stony Hill Road, Bethel

Coldwell Banker Office - 18 Mill Plain Road, Danbury

Wm. Raveis Office - 48 Mill Plain Road, Danbury

Wm. Pitt Sotheby's Office - 112 Federal Road, Danbury

1,000 Thanks!!! For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 203.300.2332 Chairperson for NFCAR's Community Involvement Committee

 

NFCAR Office Closed On Monday, February 19th

The NFCAR office will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of President’s Day. The office will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 20th.

 

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: Contact Marlyn 203-470-1471 or Allison 203-948-0109 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Brookfield; Scheduled to meet the First and Third Monday of each month at 11:30 at 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; 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 19 Main Street in New Milford on the Mezzanine level. Listings should be emailed or phoned to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it cc’ing 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. 

Sherman: For information regarding Sherman Luncheon Caravan and Progressive Agent Open House please contact Katie Harrison @ Fazzone & Harrison Realty 860-307-7203 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Condo Only Caravan;  For information contact Debbie Blum at William Raveis (203) 794-9494

 


 

NFCAR's Winter 2018 3 Hour CE Classes

All classes are held at NFCAR 15 Stony Hill Road, Bethel (click for directions

Classes are $30 NFCAR Members & $35 Non NFCAR Members, Commercial Class Cost $40 NFCAR Members & $45 Non NFCAR Member

There Will NO Longer Be Handouts Given During The Classes, the information is available by clicking here.

(M) = Denotes that this course is Mandatory continuing ed course per the State of CT and is required to renewing your 2018 CT real estate license.

(M2) Every REALTOR® is required to complete a minimum of 2 ½ hours of Code of Ethics Training every 2 years as a requirement of their membership in the REALTOR® Association.

February-

2/8 - Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business - 9:30 am

2/8 - Financing Condo's, Co-Ops and PUD's - 1:30 pm

2/15- Listing Commercial Properties - 9:30 am

SOLD OUT - 2/15 - State Regulations & Code Of Ethics

2/22 - New Construction - 9:30 am

2/22 - (M) Fair Housing - 1:30 pm

March-

3/8 - (M) Fair Housing - 9:30 am

3/8 - Minimize Your Risk Maximize Your Earnings - 1:30 pm

3/15 - Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business - 9:30 am

3/15 - (M2) State Regulations & Code Of Ethics - 1:30 pm 

3/22 - First Time Home Buyer Financing - 9:30 am

3/22 - Financing Condo's, Co-Ops and PUD's - 1:30 pm

3/29 - Environmental Issues - 9:30 am

3/29 - (M) Fair Housing - 1:30 pm

 

Click Here To Download The January/February CE Flyer 

Click Here To Download The March CE Flyer


 

Housing Market Starts 2018 on Positive Note

Contract signings on home sales rose slightly in December, reaching their highest level since last March, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Wednesday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, moved 0.5 percent higher to a reading of 110.1 last month, 0.5 percent higher than a year ago. “Another month of modest increases in contract activity is evidence that the housing market has a small trace of momentum at the start of 2018,” says Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “Jobs are plentiful, wages are finally climbing, and the prospect of higher mortgage rates are perhaps encouraging more aspiring buyers to begin their search.” To read more, click here

 

It’s the Best Time to Sell in a Decade

Prices are rising and homeowners are staying put longer, and that means more homeowners can cash in when they go to sell. Home seller profits surged to a 10-year high in the fourth quarter of 2017. Sellers saw an average home price gain since purchase of $54,000, up from $47,133 a year ago. That $54,000 average seller profit represents an average 29.7 percent return on investment compared to the original purchase price. That is the highest average home seller return on investment since the third quarter of 2007, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ Q4 2017 Home Sales Report, released this week. To read more, click here.

 


 

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