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Congratulations to Our 2013 LR Leadership Graduates
NOMAR ..... Mary Vastola and Lesha Freeland
CID ..... Mark Inman and Kenny Hurst
GSREIN ..... Craig Mirambell
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7th Annual Housing & Home Improvement Fair September 28th
NOMAR sponsors Dillard University's 7th annual Housing & Home Improvement Fair from 10am-3pm on Saturday, September 28th at Dillard University Professional Schools Building.  For more information click here Housing & Home Improvement Fair

$35 Forecast & The Deal Dynamic Ticket Prices Extended Through Monday!
There is still time to purchase tickets for these two events online or by printable registration form for $35 each through September 30th.  On October 1st the price goes to $45, then $55 at the door.  Purchase both and get a $10 discount.  When registering for both events you must print, complete and return the registration form to receive the $10 discount (no online registration).

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NOMAR, CID, CCIM and Loyola are again teaming up to bring you the latest news and information on the local, regional, and state economy and real estate markets at the morning Forecast (4 hours of CE credit).  8:30am - 12:10pm

You won't want to miss the afternoon "The Deal Dynamic:  An Integrated Case Discussion" on how to do a commercial development from A (appraisal) to Z (zoning) featuring the Oretha Castle Haley school at 2515 North Robertson.  A box lunch included. (4 hours of CE credit).  12:45pm - 4:30pm

Click here for Forecast registration
Click here for The Deal Dynamic registration
Click here for Discounted Combo tickets

The Forecast and the Deal Dynamic are good for 4 CE hours each. 

Ticket Sponsorship Deadline is September 30th for "Economic & Real Estate Forecast"
and the new "Deal Dynamic".  Just $30 each when you purchase 10 tickets!
Click here for Sponsorship Form

THANK YOU to our major sponsor ...

The New Orleans Advocate

THANK YOU to our Forecast Exhibitors…

Eustis Mortgage Corporation
FloorMasters of New Orleans
HMS Architects
Jani-King of New Orleans
Malone/McClendon Team of Merrill Lynch
Uptown Solar
Wood Materials LLC

And current Ticket Sponsors…

Coldwell Banker Commercial TEC REALTORS®
Crescent Title
Delery Comarda REALTORS®
Franklin-Sykes Realty, Inc.
Keller Williams Realty 4550100
Keller Williams Realty Services
Latter & Blum Companies
M2 Brokerage
RE/MAX Real Estate Partners
Talbot Realty Group
The Stevens Realty Group

The Greater New Orleans Mortgage Association Presents "Qualified Mortgage & Loan Officer Compensation Seminar"  Thursday, October 24th, 8:30 Breaksfast, 9:00am-11:00am Seminar at Jefferson Orleans.  Cost is $50.00, contact Jean Hand at (504) 952-0452 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more details, click on the following link.  Flyer

As reported earlier this week, NAR Government Affairs informed you that on October 1st HUD would be implementing a new policy that would have presented dual agency agreements in FHA pre-foreclosure transactions.  NAR has been working with HUD closely to modify the policy.  This afternoon HUD reported to NAR that they will re-issue the July Mortgagee Letter and remove all dual agency language (Part Three of the PFS Participation Requirements).  The result is that dual agency policy will not be implemented on October 1, 2013 allowing NAR to continue the dialog with agency officials on a formal solution.  HUD announced the policy change in reponse to fraud and abuse detected by the HUD Inspector General in the pre-foreclosure sales process.  The letters sent to HUD by our State and Local Association Presidents highlighted NAR's concerns about the policy and the disruptive effect its implementation would have on communities across the nation.  Thank you for your quick response and assistance.  We will continue to keep you apprised of any additonal developments.  For any further questions concerning the challenge please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"Effective October 1, 2013, HUD would have been implementing a new policy that would have prevented dual agency agreements on FHA foreclosed properties.  Not many REALTORS® and Brokers were even aware of this new policy, however, NAR has been working very diligently to get this replealed and has succeeded.  You all should be very proud of your Political Action Groups with NAR, they are always working for your best interest.  Well done."
Cheryl Lea Spies, Vice President/Loan Specialist Eustis Mortgage



WCR 5th Annual Pretty in Pink-Bras for a Cause Cancer Benefit - October 2nd
6:00pm-10:00pm at Southport Hall. Tickets are $35.00 each which includes buffet and open bar. (No Tickets Will be Sold at the Door). Live auction and custom decorated bras modeled by male sponsors. To purchase tickets contact Jo Ann Schneller (504) 452-2622 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To become a sponsor contact Connye Bauer (504) 460-1218 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Administrator MLS Training Class
NOMAR will be having an office administrator MLS class.  In the class we will go over MLS rules and MLS listing maintenace tips and procedures.  This class will cover everything an office administrator encounters every day.  Our class in Mandeville will be October 9, 2013 from 1-2.  If you have any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can register for the class through the link below.

"Real Estate Photography 101" - November 20th at NOMAR
Learn to take listing photos and videos like a pro in 3 hours!

Learn the secrets of professional real estate photography and video with this dynamic three hour class and turn your average listing photos into images that will drive buyers to your seller's door.  For a list of photography and video topics, photo editing, and social media topics click here RE Photography 101.

Also, visit or call (828) 215-4986.  Cost is $49 for the first 30 registrants.  1:00-4:00pm at NOMAR (Metairie).  NO CE credit.

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Congratulations to ...

... Dean Cacioppo and family on their new baby boy born September 10th, weighing 9lbs 1oz.  Mom and baby are doing great.  Congratulations Dean!