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New and Revised Forms

New and revised forms are now posted (or available by request) on the MAR website.  For details, be sure to review the Summary of Changes and Practice tips document which is posted on the Statewide Forms page.

Legislative Breakfast Still On

The MAR Legislative Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday January 27 will be held as scheduled.  Although the Annapolis region is not projected to receive a lot of snow over the next 24 hours, please use your best judgment about driving conditions in your respective area.  Of course, if plans should change overnight, please check the website for updates and/or call MAR's 800# (800.638.6425). 

Real Estate Public Service Announcement

Click the link below to view the Public Service Announcement from the Maryland Real Estate Commission.

December Housing Statistics now available

Home sales in December ended the year on a high note. The strong surge in sales was likely a response at least in part to declines in average and median prices of 3.0 and 1.8 percent respectively, compared to December of last year.

Federal Programs and National Housing Initiatives Webinar

An overview of federal financing programs and nationally-available lending initiatives that can assist homebuyers in Maryland so that licensees can work with lenders in getting the information to interested buyers will be discussed.  Click here to register.

Taxes Webinar recording & handouts

Were you unable to participate in the Taxes webinar with Chris Bird?  Click here to view the webinar. Click here for the handouts.

MAR Economist Anirban Basu Presentation

View the Power Point presentation from MAR Economist Anirban Basu's , The Pit & the Pendulum; presented to MAR's Board of Directors on January 12th.

2015 MAR Legislative Breakfast

Remember to save the date, January 27th, from 8am-9:50am for MAR's 2015 Legislative Breakfast at the Loews Annapolis Hotel.  All members of the General Assembly have been invited with Key Maryland elected officials to address MAR membership.

New and Revised Forms Are Now Posted on the MAR Website or Available by Request

New & Revised forms are now posted on the MAR website or available by request.  Specifically, the MAR Property Inspections Addendum and the MAR Property Inspections Notice were revised to make both forms consistent with regard to the scope of inspections and repairs Buyer may request. With regard to new forms, the Notice to Consumer Regarding Service Providers and Contractors is now posted on the MAR website.  Additionally, the Independent Contractor Agreement Template is available by request. For details regarding these forms, you may review the January 8, 2015 New and Revised MAR Forms Summary of Changes and Practice Tips document posted on the Statewide Forms page. Click Here

FHA Slashing Mortgage Insurance Premiums by $900 a Year

According to Inman News, after raising them six times during the housing bust, the Obama administration is reversing course and rolling back mortgage insurance premiums charged by the Federal Housing Administration by enough to save homeowners an average of $900 a year.

Revised Forms Effective January 1, 2015 Are Now Posted

As a result of changes to Maryland’s lead paint law, the MAR Residential Contract of Sale, the Maryland Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Disclosure, the MAR Exclusive Right to Lease Residential Brokerage Agreement, and the Dwelling Lease Template were revised. These forms have an effective date of January 1, 2015. A summary of the changes along with practice tips is posted on the Statewide Forms page.  Click Here.

Upcoming Events

2015 GRI Schedule now available!


 

STATEWIDE Education Calendar   Click here to view all or choose a board/association of your choice.

RPR (REALTORS Property Resource) On-line Training - CLICK HERE for more info.



"Raising the Bar for REALTOR Professionalism" videos - Professionalism toward:  your Peers, the Property, the Public