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New Fair Housing and Advertising Regulations

A new fair housing regulation and an amendment to the advertising regulations have been approved and adopted by the Department of State. The final Notice of Adoption and final text will be published in the New York State Register. Below, please find a description of the regulations and the effective date. The Department of State will be providing guidance documents prior to the effective date of each …

Blog Apr 28, 2020 0 Continue Reading

March 2020 – In And Out Like A Lion

But not because of the weather. As COVID-19’s impact spread across the United States throughout March, the stock market declines hit investors hard, recovering only slightly in the final week of the month. Massive layoffs also shook the economy with 3.28 million initial jobless claims filed in a single week—the highest in history more than four times over. Real estate followed suit hitting the …

The Code Toughens Its Words

An implicit antidiscrimination ban is now spelled out by a new standard of practice in the Code of Ethics. by Matt Difanis As REALTORS®, we pledge to live by the Code of Ethics outlined by the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR commemorated the 50-year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act in 2018, and fair housing has been enshrined in the REALTOR® Code since 1974—at the time mirroring …

Blog Mar 25, 2020 0 Continue Reading

March President’s Message

By Tom McGroder As I write this article, we are finishing up The New York State Association of REALTORS® Mid-Winter Meetings in Albany. During the meetings, two main hot topics kept coming up, the new tenant rights law and fair housing violations. I will start with the fair housing violations. As many of you may have heard a local newspaper on Long Island conducted …

Blog Mar 25, 2020 0 Continue Reading

Blast from the Past: Jacquelyn Whitbeck, 2003 GCAR Pre...

Jacquelyn has been a full-time Realtor for 30 years in Rensselaer County. Previously she was a paralegal and says she loves both of her chosen professions. She has been married for 50 years has two grown boys and five grandchildren, two golden retrievers, a cat, and a horse. Her favorite thing about being GCAR President was the total experience.  Being involved in decisions that …

Blog Mar 25, 2020 0 Continue Reading

Legislative Update – Mar/Apr

  By Conor Gillis GCAR Government Affairs     NYSAR urges state lawmakers to fund new fair housing program in state budget NYSAR issued letters urging Governor Cuomo and leaders of the state legislature to include new funding in this year’s state budget to establish and maintain a state fair housing tester program. NYSAR also included support for specialized training and certification requirements for …

Blog Mar 25, 2020 0 Continue Reading

Become The Hero Your Town Deserves

by The CE Shop Team A real estate agent’s job is more than about aiding home purchases, but about connecting people within their community. Are you up for the challenge? Today’s modern technological age allows us to do amazing things. All at the same time you can be texting a friend in Taiwan, reading online about Great Britain politics, while also talking to an Apple customer support …

Blog Mar 24, 2020 0 Continue Reading

Coming soon: New Department of State (DOS) Regulations...

A new proposed DOS regulation impacting IDX feeds and licensees who pay a third-party to advertise where it will appear on the same webpage as another broker’s exclusive listing. This regulation is still in the public comment period but may be moving forward very soon. Licensees will have a 6-month grace period to get their IDX feeds and third-party paid advertisements in compliance. For …

Blog Mar 24, 2020 0 Continue Reading