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November 21, 2005   




HOLIDAY CLOSURE. . . PGCAR offices will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 24 - 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Enjoy a safe and happy holiday!

 
Click here to sign up for the PGCAR Annual Holiday Gala! ANNUAL HOLIDAY GALA
SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 13
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Please mark your calendar for PGCAR's Annual Holiday Party which will be held on Tuesday, December 13th, at 6 p.m. The Holiday Committee under the chairmanship of Rose Marie Jung and Vice Chairmanship of Wayne McClinton are busy planning another fun-filled evening for PGCAR members and their guests... DJs, caricaturist, palm reader, door prizes, food, drink and always much, much more! This event is always sold out, so don't wait until the last minute to register. You won't want to miss this one. Click here for party details and registration!

 
MAR UPDATES STATEWIDE CONTRACT OF SALE. . . The Maryland Association of REALTORS® has released an updated version of the Statewide Residential Contract of Sale as well as updated many other forms and added a few new forms for your use. The changes to the 10/05 contract were minor housekeeping changes. Other forms were financing, condominium, homeowner association, land contract and other inspection and disclosure forms. Please go to MAR's Web site and familiarize yourself with these forms. These forms have been added to the PGCAR Web site as well as to Zip Form. For more information on the changes and additions, please go to www.mdrealtor.org.

 
2006 DUES WERE DUE ON OCTOBER 1. . . If you have not paid your PGCAR annual dues by November 30, a late charge of $25 will be charged. Also, If you are going to turn in your key or discontinue your membership, you should do so right away. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the association office at 301-306-7900.

Supra iBox available in Prince George's
SUPRA LOCKBOXES. . . It is very important 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.

 

Tax Reform and Home Values THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT TAX REFORM AND HOME VALUES. . . While tax reform and tax simplification may seem like a good thing at first glance, a look at the fine print of a recently released report by the President's Advisory Tax Reform Panel reveals some ugly truths for housing. Changing the mortgage interest deduction to a tax credit, eliminating the local property tax deduction and boosting capital gains taxes are just a few details that could spell bad news for the American Dream of homeownership.
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KNOW A GOOD OFFICE? WANT TO REACH 127,000 POTENTIAL CLIENTS?

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 to support our communities for a FREE 3/4 page ad highlighting their community involvement. We are now looking for other offices to be spotlighted. What is your office doing? If you feel your office should be highlighted over the coming months, please contact Heidi LaMere. Also, if you would like to ADVERTISE in this PGCAR supplement, you may do so by contacting Heidi.

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

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

December 9th - Contracts
Instructor - Stu Stern. 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours MD and DC Continuing Education

December 15th - MD Real Estate Ethics
Instructor - Al Monshower. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours MD and DC Continuing Education
This class is required for license renewal.

December 16th - MD Legislative Update
Instructor - Don Martin. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Association Office.
3 hours MD and DC Continuing Education
This class is required for license renewal.

December 16th - MD Fair Housing Update
Instructor - Don Martin. 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Association Office.
1.5 hours MD and DC Continuing Education
This class is required for license renewal.

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 Scott Miller, Education Director, at the association office 301-306-7961 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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