November 25, 2013 REALTOR Report

December Education

Last chance for CE!  All three classes have been approved for 3 hours of continuing education in ND!!! Our annual December Education session will be held on December 4 and 5 at the Ramkota in Bismarck.  Casey Chapman, Legal Counsel, will be teaching Risk Reduction and It’s All About the Words (ND CE1213-034, MN CE 1012850) on December 4 and Dave Flohr, ND Housing Finance Agency, will be teaching FirstHome Essentials (CE1314-024) on the morning of December 5.  The flyer and registration information can be found at www.ndrealtors.com.  Make sure to register by November 27 to get the early-bird register rate!

Call for Action – Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

Just a reminder to please respond to NAR’s Call For Action related to the National Flood Insurance Program.  This is a very important issue.  There are three bills that we are hoping become attached to a piece of legislation that will be taken up in the remaining 8 days of the Congressional calendar. So far we are third in percentage of members’ response but not by much.  

 #1 – Iowa 21.916%; #2 Alaska 20.432%; #3 – ND 19.969% and #4 SD 19.664% 

Those three bills are: H.B. 3370 and S. 1610  The “Homeowner Flood Insurance and Affordability Act” and S. 1601.  Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp are the primary sponsors of S. 1601 which preserves the basement exception.

Here is the link to the NAR page containing the information needed to help Rep. Kramer and Sens. Hoeven and Heitkamp share with other members of the House and Senate how important this issue is to North Dakota REALTORS and North Dakotans.  Thank you.

https://realtorparty.realtoractioncenter.com/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=80FEA48D4CC002A55DB99CEB35C6C272.app366b?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2949&autologin=true

2014 Committee Sign-Ups

Would you like to become more involved in your Association, but don’t know how? It’s simple, request to serve on a 2014 NDAR Committee or Task Force. NDAR has many committees and Task Forces to fit your needs.  The volunteer sign-up sheet can be found at www.ndrealtors.com  Please fill out the volunteer sheet and return to the NDAR office by December 2.  If serving on a committee, you will need to commit to attend the following meetings:

January 22-23, 2014 (Bismarck); April 9-10, 2014 (Jamestown); July 23-24, 2014 (Fargo); and October TBA, 2014 (TBA)

Sign up today! 

REALTOR® Ring Day

Have you signed up to ring the bell?  December 6, REALTOR® Ring Day, is right around the corner!  Make sure to sign up today!  Contact your local board for details.

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