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BABR Thanksgiving Basket Drive

We're starting early in 2014, as it's never too early to strike out hunger. It's time to begin considering our annual Thanksgiving basket food drive. This year, the committee has decided on a goal of 125 baskets! Last year we were able to accomplish this goal and as many of you in the community already know the need for help continues to grow.

October Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The next monthly membership meeting of the Bartow Area Board of REALTORS® will be held on Tuesday, October 21st at 11:30 am at the The Steakhouse – 650 Henderson Drive, Cartersville 30120 (NEW LOCATION). The guest speaker is TBD

Social Mixer & Affiliate Appreciation
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm | Stonewall Manor

Please join us on November 13th from 4:30 - 6:00 pm to network and thank our 2014 Affiliates and Sponsors from all of our events this year. These companies continue to support us and we need to show them how much we value their support! All members are invited to attend this networking event at Stonewall Manor – 104 Stonewall Street, Cartersville 30120.

Pay as you go networking

This event is being organized for members of the Board. However, each attendee is responsible for his own tab.

2015 Slate of Proposed Officers & Directors

The Nominating Committee has selected the following Slate of Officers and Directors.

HUD Chooses Atlanta as second site of Location Affordability Portal Rollout

The new HUD portal provides great tools and we encourage each of you to use it when available. You can provide this new information to your clients who are trying to make tough neighborhood and home buying decisions. The REALTORS® will be co-hosting a roll-out event for the Location Affordability Portal with HUD on July 17th. This event will provide further information on these tools and will feature expert panels regarding all the ways in which this data can impact our industry and your business.

2014 PAC CHANGES, Application & Deadline
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by 5:00 pm

Professional Achievers Circle applications are now available to Bartow members.  Mark your calendars accordingly.  We look forward to a prosperous year and receiving your PAC applications this coming January.

Georgia Association of REALTORS® Reviews the 2014 Legislative Session
State Issues Update

A quick Georgia legislative session ended at midnight on Thursday, March 20th. Keith Hatcher and John Barbour played great defense to protect our membership and the foundations of our industry.

2014 REALTOR® Party Convention and Trade Expo Summary
Federal Issues Update

Board members headed to D.C. last week and took an active role in advancing the real estate industry, public policy and the REALTORS® Association. Members and staff attended special issues forums, committee meetings, the industry trade show and presented federal issues of concern to the Georgia Congressional delegation. These meetings included lunch with Senators Chambliss and Isakson and discussions with staff in the offices of Congressmen Gingrey, Price, Lewis and Scott.

Notice to Real Estate Licensees of Rule Changes
From the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC)

The Georgia Real Estate Commission adopted a revised "Maintaining a License" Rule which will increase the continuing education requirements for maintaining a license. This Rule will become effective August 1, 2014.

You may view these Rules by clicking here:

Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed the "Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act" into law. This law repeals FEMA’s authority to increase premium rates at time of sale or new flood map, and refunds the excessive premium to those who bought a property before FEMA warned them of the rate increase. 

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