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April is Fair Housing Month

Want to shine a light on the role real estate professionals play in fighting discrimination? In honor of Fair Housing Month, NAR has launched several resources to help you promote your fair housing commitment, as well as educational resources to keep you informed about the latest issues surrounding fair housing topics. Learn more

Blog, News Apr 08, 2021 0 Continue Reading

Call For Action – Wadsworth Center Funding

Ask the State Legislature to Include Funding in This Year’s Budget for Wadsworth Center Redesign and Relocation The Wadsworth Center is presently spread among four facilities across the region. The planned relocation and consolidation of the Wadsworth Center to a state-of-the-art facility at the Harriman Campus near SUNY Albany will provide hundreds of construction jobs and yield potentially 1,200 high-paying medical technology positions. The impact …

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Closing Early on April 2

The GCAR and Global MLS offices will be closing at 3:00 pm today, April 2. Enjoy your weekend!

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2020 NAR-DOJ Agreement Regarding MLS Rules

In accordance with the MLS system’s long-standing focus on creating an efficient, transparent marketplace for home buyers and sellers, the amount of compensation offered to buyers’ agents for each MLS listing will be made publicly available. Publicly accessible MLS data feeds will include offers of compensation, and buyers’ agents will have an affirmative obligation to provide such information to their clients for homes of …

Blog, News Mar 29, 2021 0 Continue Reading

Healthy Public, Healthy Market

As residents of the Capital Region began to receive vaccinations en masse last month, home sales followed suit. Closed sales increased 24 percent from February 2020 to 867 for the month with the City of Albany faring particularly well improving sales by 66 percent over last February. Sales are a mixed bag across the country, not because of a lack of demand, which is …

Fair Housing Challenge: Stand Up for Racial Equity

As NAR continues to strengthen its commitment to fair housing in the real estate industry, 2021 President Charlie Oppler asks that our appointed and elected leaders in the association join the challenge to do the same by completing Fairhaven Fair Housing Simulation and Implicit Bias Training by April 9, 2021. Another opportunity is to earn your At Home With Diversity® certification. Stand Up to the Challenge! To complete …

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Fair Housing Month is Here. So is Coronavirus.

April is upon us. This time of year is usually a flurry of spring market activity. It’s also a time when we reflect on the ways people are shut out of the housing market, and commit to expanding housing opportunity, with our annual observation of Fair Housing Month. This year is different. Because of measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, activities outside our …

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