PGCAR Offices will be Closed Monday, February 20
in Observance of Presidents' Day
Enjoy a happy and safe holiday!
. . . and if you know a Prince George's County high school senior, have them use the day off school to apply for a $2,500 David Maclin Memorial Scholarship! Applications are due February 28.
FREE zipForm® Plus and zipTMSTM Training!!
Now Until February 28
Get the most out of your membership benefits with FREE online training. There's a wonderful "Back to Basics from Start to Close
" training webinar, perfect if you haven't logged into zipForm®
Plus yet, or you could use a refresher. There's also webinars for members already using zipForm Plus or the full Transaction Management System. Learn about additional time-savers like creating templates, using mobile features, using e-sign to share and finalize documents, and more!
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PGCAR at MAR REALTOR® Lobby Day
Tuesday, January 24 in our Annapolis State Capitol
The MAR 2017 REALTOR®
Lobby Day provided a forum to meet personally with respective REALTOR®
colleagues, State Senators, Delegates and their staff to address state and county real estate issues.
Over 240 REALTORS®
were in attendance to support the event, and lobbied on behalf of MAR's 2017 Legislative Priorities
MRIS is Now Bright MLS
A New Era of MLS is Here
MRIS is now part of Bright MLS, serving Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia - that's a market of over 250,000 transactions a year valued at over $85 billion. The new Bright MLS brings together 43 Associations including PGCAR, to give access to better tools, information, control over listings, market insights, technology and more. The consolidation of MRIS, TREND and other forward-thinking Mid-Atlantic MLSs allows more efficiency and success!
Learn more about the exciting future of MLS >
On January 9, the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) launched "Pathway to Purchase," a home ownership program offering first-time home buyers up to $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance. Home buyers can purchase up to a $313,000 home anywhere in Prince George's County. Eligible residential properties include: new construction, resale, short sales and foreclosures.
Pathway to Purchase is a 0% interest loan program that must be paid back when the home is sold, transferred or ceases to be the primary residence of the buyer(s).
However, the loan repayment has a 10% decrease per year and after 10 years, it is forgiven and the lien is released. Accepted loan programs are: FHA, Maryland Mortgage Program, VA and Conventional Loans.
"We are excited about this new opportunity," said Eric C. Brown, Director of the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development. "We have dedicated $750,000 for this program to help people get on the path to home ownership."
The Redevelopment Authority of Prince George's County is administering the program. "Home buyers must work with an approved mortgage lender
to submit an application. We are eager to continue our progress in helping families begin their pursuit of the American Dream," said Howard Ways, Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority.
For information on program income limits, buyer contribution, area median income, debt requirements, and other application details:
RPR App: The Mobile Tool that Helps You Succeed!
As a REALTOR®, you need property data as quickly as possible, especially on the go. Enter the new and improved RPR mobile app, providing you a parcel-centric database of residential and commercial properties nationwide.
Yes, you read that right: the RPR app now gives you access to both residential and commercial property information. With three ways to search, dynamic maps, and customized, client-ready reports at your fingertips, your best tool is already in your pocket!
Even better, this handy app is a benefit to you - just for being a NAR member.
There's no need to wait for your success; click here to learn more about the RPR app today!