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July 26, 2005   




SUPRA LOCKBOXES. . . Please make sure that you do not put a PGCAR lockbox on a property located outside of Prince George's or Montgomery Counties. When listing a property outside of Prince George's or Montgomery Counties, you have two options with regard to Supra Lockbox use. One, you can bring your Prince George's County Lockbox to the Association office and have it deprogrammed and then have it reprogrammed for the area where the house is located. Two, if you feel you will be selling other houses in that area, you can purchase a lockbox from the Association in the area where the house is located. By putting a PGCAR Lockbox on a house located outside of Prince George's or Montgomery Counties, you are limiting access for your Seller. Thank you for your cooperation.

WOMEN'S COUNCIL TO HOST ANNUAL CRAB FEAST. . . The Prince George's County Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS® will host their annual Crab Feast on Friday, August 12th, at the Elks Lodge located at 7350 Temple Hill Road in Camp Springs. This is always a fun event with lots of Steamed Crabs and other delicious food, music and door prizes. Don't miss this evening out. Mark you calendar for August 12th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Click here for more information.

ATTENTION MD REAL ESTATE LICENSEES!!!
Recent changes have been made in continuing education requirements. To renew a 2-year license, click here for the schedule showing the number of hours and course content required based on EXPIRATION DATE, LENGTH OF LICENSURE, AND TYPE OF SERVICES provided. PLEASE READ THE SCHEDULE CAREFULLY.

DID YOU KNOW??? . . .In 2001, HB 1197 was passed, granting a Transfer Tax discount to Prince George's County Public School System classroom teachers buying and agreeing to occupy a home for a period of at least three (3) years as a principal residence. Those eligible will be charged no more than 1% County Transfer Tax at settlement. A special form must be filled in and filed at settlement in order to receive the discounted Transfer Tax. The form (PG 1301M) can be downloaded from the PGCAR.com website.

SPOTLIGHT ON PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY TO HIGHLIGHT SPECIAL OFFICES. . . As a feature in the monthly "Spotlight On Homes" supplement, Heidi LaMere of the Gazette selects an office every month that goes above and beyond the call of duty for a FREE 3/4 page ad highlighting their community involvement. Three Prince George's County offices, Long & Foster in Bowie, Century 21 Home Center and Long & Foster College Park, have already been featured. The articles outline the community efforts REALTOR® offices are involved in. We are now looking for other offices to be spotlighted. Nominations must be received at the Gazette. What is your office doing? If you feel your office should be highlighted over the coming months, please contact Heidi LaMere. Also, Heidi will accept your ad if you would like to advertise in this PGCAR Supplement.

PGCAR HABITAT HOUSE NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The PGCAR Habitat House is finally under construction. We are hopeful to have the house completed in August so the family will be moved in time for school. If you would like to volunteer your time to work on the house and have not sent in your name, please email Joan Ostenso at jostenso@pgcar.com.

Thank you to all who contributed so generously and who are now giving their time to complete this build.

AUGUST CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES . . . There is still space available in the following classes:

August 5th - MD Legislative Update
Instructor - Don Martin. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Association Office.
3 hours MD and DC Continuing Education

August 5th - MD Fair Housing Update
Instructor - Don Martin. 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Association Office.
1.5 hours MD and DC Continuing Education

August 8th - New Agent Survival
Instructor - Stu Stern. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours MD and DC Continuing Education

August 22nd - Legal Hot Buttons I & II
Instructor - Al Monshower. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours MD and DC Continuing Education

August 22nd - Legal Hot Buttons I & II
Instructor - Al Monshower. 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours MD and DC Continuing Education

August 25th - MD Real Estate Ethics
Instructor - Don Martin. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours MD and DC Continuing Education
(NO CHARGE FOR THIS CLASS) Limited Space - First Come, First Serve

August 25th - MD Real Estate Ethics
Instructor - Don Martin. 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours MD and DC Continuing Education
(NO CHARGE FOR THIS CLASS) Limited Space - First Come, First Serve

Registration fee for REALTORS® is $25 for 3 hours of credit and $15 for 1.5 hours of credit. A $15 late fee is charged if reservations are made less than 3 days prior to any class. NO WALK-INS. For more information call the Association office at 301-306-7900 or visit our website at www.pgcar.com.

Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®
8400 Corporate Drive  :  Suite 225 : Landover MD 20785
Phone 301-306-7900  :  Fax 301-306-8273  :  www.pgcar.com  :  ©2005, PGCAR
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