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NEWS

September 26, 2022

REALTOR SAFETY REPORT

Highlights The typical respondent meets prospective clients whom they’ve never met before either at their office or in a neutral location 66% of the time. 73% have personal safety protocols in place that they follow with every client. This is more likely among females (76%) than among males (67%). 40% of residential REALTORS® said that they have participated in a self-defense class. 43% of men and 54% of women carry a self-defense weapon or tool.…Read more
September 7, 2022

Some Pennsylvania Residents Will See Bonus Housing Rebates

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, if you are eligible and have already filed an application for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2021, you do not need to take additional action. Read More HERERead more
September 7, 2022

SEPTEMBER IS REALTOR SAFETY MONTH

The goal of the REALTOR® Safety Program is to reduce the number of safety incidents that occur in the industry, so every REALTOR® comes home safely to his or her family every night. We will accomplish this goal together with our members by improving the Safety Culture in the industry: Talk about safety; create a safety plan and follow it; and encourage your fellow REALTORS®…Read more
June 7, 2022

June is Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, when we promote the benefits of homeownership and recommit to creating opportunities for future homeowners. REALTORS® strive to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to achieve homeownership, the centerpiece of the American Dream and the pathway to economic well-being and intergenerational wealth-building. NAR applauds the White House for marking National Homeownership Month with a new proclamation(link is external) affirming the importance of…Read more
April 26, 2022

Keystone Consulting Engineers, Inc

863 Interchange Road Suite 101 Kregeville, PA 18333 Email- esnyder@kceinc.com Phone Number- 610-865-4555 Homepage- http://www.kceinc.com Keystone Consulting Engineers, an award-winning, multi-discipline civil engineering and surveying firm, has been delivering high-quality, cost-effective project solutions to clients for over 50 years. With offices in the Lehigh Valley and Pocono regions, KCE offers services in the following areas: Subdivision and Land Development Boundary and Topographic Surveying Environmental, Including…Read more
April 25, 2022

April is Fair Housing Month

Book Recommendations Residential segregation in America didn’t happen by accident. Americans of different races live apart because of deliberate actions by public and private actors. NAR compiled this collection of fair housing titles to help members deepen their understanding of how we became divided, and of the ramifications of living in a segregated society. Don’t have time to read an entire book? Each recommendation also…Read more
March 8, 2022

A Resource on Short-Term Rentals in the Pocono Mountains

SHORT-TERM RENTAL COMMITTEE MISSION STATEMENT A community effort to inform the public and stakeholders of the value of short-term rentals (STR) as well as support fair and common-sense rules and regulations pertaining to the industry within Monroe County as well as Lehman Township, Pike County. Also, to promote the education of owners and renters of STRs with respect to their responsibilities through forums, multimedia storytelling,…Read more
March 2, 2022

REALTORS Confidence Index- January 2022

As mortgage rates continue to rise to over 3%, REALTORS® reported a slowdown in homebuying traffic in January compared to one year ago. Learn more in the late REALTORS® Confidence Index. Click HERE to learn more.Read more
March 2, 2022

PAR License Renewal Year 2022

For the 2020-2022 renewal cycle, the requirement is that a minimum of 3.5 hours of the required 14 hours of continuing education must be taken on the topics of Redlining, Steering, Implicit Bias, Diversity and the Fair Housing Act. The coursework must be completed between Aug. 30, 2020 and May 31, 2022 in order to meet the requirement. New licensees who are renewing for the…Read more
September 27, 2021

Association Staff Across the Commonwealth Receive At Home With Diversity Certification

By: Kim Shindle on September 27th, 2021 in Association News PAR recently hosted the At Home With Diversity certification training from the National Association of Realtors® for staff members of state and local associations. Fifty-three staff members from 15 associations achieved the AHWD certification. They join the more than 21,000 other real estate professionals in North America who have earned the certification after completing an eight-hour course addressing topics of diversity, fair…Read more