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Message from the President:
PGCAR Acquires New Home!

The new PGCAR home will be at Metro East, 8300 Corporate Drive, Landover, at the heart of the New Carrollton Metro Center

 
Patricia A. Dowtin
2017 PGCAR President


I have exciting news! On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am proud to announce the purchase of a building which will serve as the permanent home for the Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®. The new location, Metro East, 8300 Corporate Drive, Landover, Maryland, is at the heart of the New Carrollton Metro Center. Over the next few months, the current structure will be remodeled to suit the needs of our members and staff. PGCAR will remain at its current location while the renovation takes shape.

This has been years in the making. We first established our Building Task Force in 2014.

Our goals were:
  • To OWN instead of lease, since we are in the business of owning real estate
  • Take advantage of post recession affordable pricing and low interest rates
  • Find a permanent location that is centrally located for our members
  • Easily accessible with ample parking
  • Adequate space to accommodate staff, training, meeting rooms, and store
  • To lease a manageable amount of office space - Return on investment!
  • To make a sound financial decision for our members
The location is ideal:
  • Close to Metro
  • Near intersections of RT 50 and I-495
  • Mixed Use Zone and Enterprise Zone
  • 19,515 feet of office space / currently class "B"
  • Purchased at very reasonable price
With this new purchase, the Board of Directors believes that we have been able to accomplish our goals and place PGCAR in a sound financial position moving into the future.

At this new location we will be able to provide better assistance to members, expand educational opportunities and seminars and gain better, more technologically advanced meeting space.

The new building was unveiled at the PGCAR Annual Holiday Charity party event on December 7, 2016. We are looking forward to updating you on the progress of our transition. We are truly excited to make this announcement.

The New PGCAR Home was Announced at the December 7, 2016 Holiday Charity Event
9th Annual Holiday Charity Event


Sincerely,

Pat Dowtin
President
Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
PGCAR Contributes to Branch Avenue in Bloom
and the Branch Avenue in Bloom Urban Farm

Branch Avenue in Bloom Urban Farm

Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to partner with organizations, such as Branch Avenue In Bloom, to promote healthy eating, increasing a sense of community ownership and pride, teaching young people where food comes from and educating them on healthier eating options through the Branch Avenue In Bloom Urban Farm.

Through the National Association of REALTORS® Placemaking Micro-Grant, PGCAR was able to support Branch Avenue In Bloom and the Branch Avenue In Bloom Urban Farm and were delighted in assisting with funding to the program in the amount of $1,200.

Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® has undeniably been influential in assisting and cultivating a sense of involvement, community engagement and connecting residents to come together as a community and making neighborhoods a better place.

Our commitment demonstrates that REALTORS® care about the communities in which we live and work, and recognize the need to improve health and wellness in all communities, including throughout our own Prince George's County.
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My HOME II is open to even more buyers. It has higher income limits, and available to homebuyers in 14 Prince George's County zip codes. The Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development's (DHCD) My HOME II Program provides up to $20,000 towards down payment and closing costs for first-time homebuyers or those not owning a home within the last 3 years, and applicants may earn up to 120% of the Area Median Income.

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DLLR MREC Agency Required Forms

Governor Larry Hogan approved House Bill 1469, Real Estate Brokers - Agency Relationships in Residential Real Estate Transactions - Disclosure and Consent Requirements, and changes went into effect October 1, 2016.

Effective October 1, 2016, the forms below MUST be used:
MAR New Agency Law
Please view the video on the New Agency Law.


These forms are available immediately in PDF format by clicking the links above, and at www.pgcar.com/membersonly/forms.
Prince George's County and Maryland real estate contract, listing, and broker forms

MAR has issued new and revised real estate forms. The new forms are now posted at ZipForms and DotLoop and should be used as of October 1st. Per the below list, please discard and refrain from using old forms.

New Forms Are:
  1. The Notice and Disclosure of Deferred Water and Sewer Charges
  2. Consumer Alert for Buyers of Residential Real Estate in Maryland
  3. Notice to Consumer Regarding Licensing Status of Home Improvement Contractors. The Notice to Consumer Regarding Service Providers and Contractors should be discarded
  4. Disclosure of Leased Items Addendum to Residential Contract of Sale
Revised Forms Are:
  1. Condominium Real Sale Notice
  2. Condominium Real Disclosure Certificate from Council of Unit Owners
  3. Resale Condominium Unit Acknowledgment
  4. Financial Condition of Property Disclosure Addendum to Exclusive Right to Sell Residential Brokerage Agreement
  5. Residential Contract of Sale
  6. Unimproved Land Contract of Sale
  7. Exclusive Right to Sell Residential Brokerage Agreement
  8. Exclusive Right to Sell Unimproved Land Brokerage Agreement
  9. Exclusive Right to Lease Residential Brokerage Agreement
  10. Exclusive Buyer/Tenant Representation Agreement
  11. Dwelling Lease Template
  12. Inclusions/Exclusions and Utilities Addendum to Exclusive Right to Sell Residential Brokerage Agreement
  13. Property Inspections Notice
  14. Maryland Homeowners Association Act Disclosure to Buyer and Transmittal of Documents
  15. First-Time Maryland Homebuyer Transfer and Recordation Tax Addendum

REALTORS®, friends and colleagues turned out in great numbers to attend the Installation Ceremony of PGCAR 2017 President Patricia Dowtin, (Associated with Long and Foster Real Estate in Mitchellville, MD). Pat took the helm of PGCAR on October 1st. This year, PGCAR was honored to have State Attorney Angela Alsobrooks along with Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard install President Dowtin, while Maryland Association of REALTORS® 2017 President-Elect Boyd Campbell installed the Officers and Directors, at a gala event on September 21st at the Camelot by Martins in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

2016-2017 Officers and Directors Installation photo collage

Dowtin has served PGCAR in a number of capacities through the years, most recently as President-Elect. During her 31 years of continuous membership, Ms. Dowtin has served on many PGCAR committees. She is always willing to take on any task to benefit the community and the Association.

President Dowtin plans to enhance PGCAR's very comprehensive community service profile, which includes a holiday food drive, scholarships for high school seniors, fair housing education and much, much more. "REALTORS® care deeply about the County and the neighborhoods in which they serve. That is why PGCAR is committed to strengthening its involvement in community service endeavors," said Dowtin.

Other installed officers and directors include:

Officers
President - Patricia Dowtin, Long and Foster Real Estate
President-Elect - Cheryl Abrams, RE/MAX United Real Estate
Secretary - Veera Phillips, Keller Williams Preferred Properties
Treasurer - Paul "Carlos" Lancaster, Exit Right Realty
Past President Director - Lorence "Chuck" Ottley, Sellstate Dominion Realty

Directors
Donald Frederick - RE/MAX United Real Estate
Art Greene - Long and Foster Real Estate
Sherman Hardy - EXIT Landmark Realty
Larry Hudson - RE/MAX Leading Edge Inc.
Fredericka Lloyd - Lloyd & Associates Real Estate
Shameeka Price - Capital Structures Real Estate
Willie Rhone - Weichert REALTORS®
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