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10th Annual PGCAR Holiday Charity Event is 7 - 10 December 7

Live Entertainment ~ Great Food ~ Open Bar
Music ~ Dancing ~ Celebrations with Old & New Friends
All while raising money to feed families in Prince George's County.
Let's raise enough money to feed over 700 families!
Together, we can do it!

Why not bring your TEAM to the Annual Holiday Charity Event!
Make it your holiday celebration.
Band, buffet, open bar, and we do the clean up - what could be better!

Net Proceeds Will Be Donated to the Public Safety Assistance Program (PSAP) of Prince George's County, which uses our donations to prepare and distribute Christmas food baskets and canned goods to families who are displaced due to disasters during the year.

Stop the Silence, End Domestic Violence, Dial 211 for help
In light of the recent tragedy involving a member of the REALTOR® family, we are sharing important resources in hopes it will help prevent further violence toward women.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
If you or someone you know needs help,
please seek assistance >
Real estate sales, listing and lease contract forms and addenda for Prince George's County

FORM REVISIONS AND DELETIONS - OCTOBER 2017
SUMMARY OF CHANGES & PRACTICE TIPS

PGCAR recently revised and/or discontinued the listed forms. Please immediately begin using revised forms and disregard copies or electronic files containing the old/outdated blank forms and/or discontinued forms. The new forms are currently available in PDF format at PGCAR.com and will be available soon under the PGCAR directories at zipForms and dotloop.

  1. Discontinued Form #401 - Notice To Home Buyer:

    This was a HUD form designed to assist appraisers. The Forms Committee determined that it was of no significance to the sales transaction.

  2. Discontinued Form #503 - Notice To Tenant Lead Based Paint and Lead Based Paint Hazards:

    This form was discontinued as the suggested disclosures are now incorporated into the PGCAR Lease.

  3. Revised Form #1324 - Walk-Thru Inspection (Pre/Post Settlement):
    Latest revision 10/17.

    This Form is intended to be used in a Pre- or Post-Settlement transaction. It is NOT intended to be used in accord with the primary property inspection. The form was modified to remove reference to specific systems that would require inspection, to simply signify that a "walk-through" inspection took place and the results of the inspection. The form also serves as a trigger for meter readings.


Maryland REALTORS Explanation of October 2017 Contract and Form Changes

The Maryland REALTORS® recently announced form changes as well.
Here is a link to their 2017 Summary of Changes and Practice Tips >
Revised Maryland forms are available at the Maryland REALTORS® website >
Visit www.pgcar.com/membersonly/forms for all current Prince George's County forms >

Revised forms will also be updated on ZipForm® and dotloop®, FREE benefits to PGCAR REALTOR® members. Not signed up yet? Log in to PGCAR Members Only and sign up today!
PGCAR Installs 2018 Officers & Directors

PGCAR Installs 2018 Officers & Directors
REALTORS®, friends, family and colleagues joined last week to attend the Installation Ceremony of PGCAR 2018 President, Cheryl Abrams Davis, (associated with RE/MAX United Real Estate in Upper Marlboro, Maryland). Cheryl took the helm of the 3000-member trade group (PGCAR) on October 1st. This year, PGCAR was honored to have Delegate Marvin Holmes, Jr. (District 23B) install President Abrams Davis while Maryland REALTORS® 2018 President, Boyd Campbell, installed the Officers and Directors at a gala event on September 27th at Camelot in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Other installed officers and directors include:

Officers
President - Cheryl Abrams, RE/MAX United Real Estate
President-Elect - Veera Phillips, Keller Williams Preferred Properties
Secretary - Yolanda Muckle, Long & Foster Real Estate
Treasurer - Paul "Carlos" Lancaster, EXIT Right Realty
Past President Director - Patricia Dowtin, Long & Foster Real Estate


Directors
Donald Frederick - RE/MAX United Real Estate
Melanie Gamble - RE/MAX Supreme
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®
Gene Sementilli - CENTURY 21 New Millennium


PGCAR Awards Special Members
At the recent PGCAR Installation Ceremony, members were recognized for their dedication, service and volunteerism during 2017. Congratulations to our winners!

Pat Dowtin was named REALTOR of the Year
For her business accomplishments, faithfulness to the Code of Ethics, civic and community Involvement, local, state and National Association activity, 2017 PGCAR President, Pat Dowtin was named REALTOR® of the Year.


The 2017 Distinguished Service Award went to Ron Deem
The 2017 Distinguished Service Award went to Ron Deem, PGCAR President in 1993. Ron has unselfishly given his time and talent to PGCAR for numerous years, and since 2014, has lead the Building Task Force.


Tammy Kornegay was named Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year
For her professional knowledge, business accomplishments, and service as Housing Affordability Committee Chair, Tammy Kornegay was named Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year.


Gene Frazier of Prime Lending was named Affiliate of the Year
In recognition of his unselfish participation in local Association functions, business accomplishments, civic and community involvement and overall affiliate spirit, Gene Frazier of Prime Lending was named Affiliate of the Year.


REALTORS Jack Bannister, Iona Harrison and Boyd Campbell were named REALTOR Emeritus
Recognized for over 40 years of service, REALTORS® Jack Bannister, Iona Harrison and Boyd Campbell were named REALTOR® Emeritus by the National Association of REALTORS®.


PGAtlas.com - Have You Disclosed?
by Dwayne Mingo, PGCAR Director of Governmental Affairs
Is your listing located within a Special Tax District?
Does it have a Tree Conservation Easement?
Is it exposed to airport noise?


As REALTORS® it is essential to educate yourself on available resources to better assist you and your clients. Also, as REALTORS®, you have a fiduciary responsibility and obligation to disclose information to the buyer or seller.

Please take the time and familiarize yourself with this resource guide and invest in your day to day business. Making use of this resource will set you apart as a REALTOR® who is particularly knowledgeable and cognizant of the needs of your clients.

How are you obtaining information to disclose if a property is located in a Special Taxing District or if there is a Tree Conservation Plan?

Help For Common Ownership Communities
FHA & VA Condominium and Homeowners Association Approval Pamphlet
Condominium projects and homeowners associations are struggling in Prince George's County because of foreclosures, low returns on assessments, inadequate reserves and, in some cases, simply the apathy of board members and residents. This situation often results in the inability for these projects to receive and maintain HUD financing approval. PGCAR has created a resource guide to assist COC's in qualifying and maintaining their FHA and VA loan approvals.

The FHA & VA Condominium and Homeowners Association Approval Pamphlet walks COC officers and management companies through the complicated process of obtaining HUD approvals and includes valuable contact resources.

Help homebuyers get into their dream home with the HomeReady® mortgage, an affordable Fannie Mae lending product.

Eligible Homebuyer Income Limits Have Increased

Prince George's County Pathway to Purchase First-time Homebuyers Savings Program Pathway to Purchase is still available, offering first-time home buyers in Prince George's County up to $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance. The maximum eligible home sales price is $307,000. Homebuyers may have an annual household income up to 80% of the area median, adjusted for family size. Single household buyers can have between $38,811 and $61,800 annual income. A household of five can have between $59,823 and $95,350 to qualify.

Share information on this great program while funding is still available >

For information on program income limits, buyer contribution, area median income, debt requirements, and other application details:
Early bird pricing for ALL CEU classes!
$11 for 1.5 CEU
$18 for 3 CEU

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PGCAR REALTOR® Resource Center is Temporarily Closed

Effective immediately, as a result of staffing changes and to more efficiently process SentriLock keys, the REALTOR® Resource Center, our room with a computer and printer for members to use, is closed until further notice. The Center will reopen in the near future.
Maryland and DC CEU Lookup


Did you know? You can view your CE hours which are electronically recorded for a Maryland or a DC license.

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