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Let Your Voice Be Heard, NOMAR Members!
So far only 7% of our 4,000 Members have responded to this Call for Action!
This issue is critical to our industry, especially in our area!!!!

NAR Issues Flood Insurance Call for Action
NAR yesterday issued a Call for Action in support of legislation delaying the phase-out of federal flood insurance premium subsidies for owners of some types of properties.  The "Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act," H.R. 3370 in the House and S. 1610 in the Senate, would give the Federal Emergency Management Agency time to resolve problems associated with changes in federal flood insurance premiums and undertake a statutorily required affordability study, among other things.  Share link to the CFA with your members.  Separately, NAR Past President Moe Veissi testified before a House panel yesterday in support of the bills.  "Only the first round of rate changes have taken effect and already property owners and REALTORS® across the country are reporting dramatic increases well beyoung what was imagined and certainly beyound congressional intent," Veissi testified.

If you have questions or would like more information on Calls for Action, the REALTOR® Action Center, or on flood insurance reform and the bills to delay their implementation, contact your Governmental Affairs Department at (504) 885-3200 or via email:
Kelli Walker, Senior Director of Governmental Affairs:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Melissa O'Donnell, Northshore Director of Governmental Affairs:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tranell Barton, Legislative Aid:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Congratulations to the Newly Elected CID Officers & Directors!
President-Elect
- Ian Cockburn, John Anthony Realty, LLC
Secretary-Treasurer - Paul Richard, Latter & Blum Commercial
Directors:
Sydney Anderson, Sydney Anderson Realty, LLC
Joe Gardner, Stirling Properties
Jim Stratton, The Stevens Realty Group

 

2014 NOMAR Dues - Due November 30th - $50 Late Fee Will Be Charged on Dec 1st
Invoices were mailed to all brokers at the end of September.  If you have not received your invoice, please contact your broker.  On December 1st, a $50 delinquent fee will be assessed if your dues have not been paid in full.
Payments may be made on-line, by mail and must be postmarked by 11/30, or dropped in our mailbox at our Metairie or Mandeville location to avoid the delinquent fee.
2014 NOMAR Dues Billing Information
Click Here to Pay Your Dues Online

 

REALTORS® Day with Tulane Greenwave
Tulane Athletics would like to offer local REALTORS® a chance to come out to cheer on Tulane Football in their last home game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Take advantage of this offer NOW!
Tulane vs. UTEP, Saturday, November 23, Kick-Off @ 2:30pm
Sideline:  $20/seat     End Zone:  $12/seat
http://www.nomar.org/images/Realtors_Day.pdf

 

America's Mortgage Resource Hosting Annual Turkey Drive - Monday, Nov. 25th
AMR will be collecting turkeys (frozen only) for needy families that would otherwise not have a Thanksgiving Meal on Nov 25, 2013 from 11:00 to 1:00 at 3317 N. I-10 Service Rd in Metairie.  AMR will make a donation for each Turkey you donate to provide the rest of the meal.  For more information call Drew Remson at (504) 833-2111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

NOMAR & GSREIN Offices will be Closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays
on Thursday, November 28th and Friday November 29th.

 

Social Media & Email Marketing for REALTORS® Presented by Constant Contact
2 Dates:  Wednesday, December 4th in Metairie & Thursday, December 12th in Mandeville
Times:  2 Options - Same Presentation

MORNING Session 9:00am - 11:00am
Registration Links
Morning Dec. 4th in Metairie
Morning Dec. 12th in Mandeville
LUNCH Session 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration Links
Lunch Dec. 4th in Metairie
Lunch Dec. 12th in Mandeville

Cost:  FREE - Breakfast and Lunch included

Contact:  Marvin O. Smith  Constant Contact - Authorized Local Expert
(318) 235-1682  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (NO CE CREDIT)

 

A Free Homebuyer Workshop by Chase Bank
Vivian Romero fo Chase Bank will hold a seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 10th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Chase Brance on Veterans across from Wal-Mart, 8923 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA  70003.  Office:  (504) 467-3340

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The first stop when your clients house shop.
Expert guidance, Real-life examples, In-depth explanations.
The My New Home workshop offers everything your clients need to know as they prepare to buy a home.
T
his educational workshop will help them to:
°Understand their costs up front
°Determine a price range that's realistic and comfortable
°Know more about how a real estate agent can help
°Learn how their credit score can impact their loan
°Identify the paperwork they need for a smooth loan process

 

 

Social Media & Email Marketing for REALTORS®
Host:  Constant Contact
Date:  Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Times:  3 Options/Same Presentation

MORNING Session 9:00am - 10:30am
Registration Link - 9:00am - 10:30am
Early Lunch Session 11:00am - 12:30pm
Registration Link - 11:00am - 12:30pm
LATE Lunch Session 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration Link - 1:00pm - 2:30pm 
Location:  University of Phoenix
1 Galleria Blvd, Ste 825
Metairie, LA  70001

Seating:  Limited to 50 per session

Cost:  FREE - Breakfast and Lunch included

Contact:  Marvin O. Smith  Constant Contact - Authorized Local Expert
(318) 235-1682  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (NO CE CREDIT)

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

NOMAR-CID-GSREN REALTORS® Holiday Celebration & Installation - Friday, Dec. 6th
You are cordially invited to join members and guests, incoming directors and officers for a holiday party at The Southern Yacht Club, but space is limited.  Deadline to register is noon on Monday, December 2nd.  Click on link below for registration form or register online.

http://www.nomar.org/images/PDF/Installation_Flyer.pdf

 

 

The PRC is Asking for Volunteers
New Orleans Real Estate & Records Division has asked the PRC to help staff a few properties that will be for sale through the City's Surplus Property Auction.  The PRC has had a few agents' staff open houses for surplus properties in the past, which has worked well.  The open house dates are Friday, Nov 22 & Friday, Dec 6, both 12:00-2:00pm.  The properties going to auction are:

801 Rosedale Drive
2552 St. Philip Street
6038 St. Claude Avenue
4131 Elysian Fields Avenue

Please contact Michelle Kimbell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at the PRC if you want to volunteer.

 

Last Homebuying Course Of The Year
Realizing the need to simplify the path for citizens to achieve, "the Dream of Homeownership", Sulli Educational Services, Inc. is sponsoring a 12-hour certified homebuyer program.  The English course is Saturday, December 14th, 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, December 15th, 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  You must attend both days of the course.  All 12-hours are necessary to receive a certificate.  The program is $80.

At the end of the course students will receive verification of training that within income limitation opens the door to the various programs in assistance if eligible, Home Funds, Bond Money, various grants in each parish, soft second funds and other grants that help them with their down payment or closing cost.  Assitance is subject to credit and income guidelines.  Classes will be held at the Hispanic Resource Center located at 4312 Florida Ave., Kenner, Louisiana  70065.

Call (504) 464-6224 for information and pre-registration.  Seating is limited.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for required documents.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

NOMAR REALTORS® Move for Hunger - Extended!
The NOMAR food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank has been extended!!!  We are going to continue to collect food items through December as we work to collect over A TON of food for area families.  With your help, we have already dropped off over 1500 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank.  Let's keep the donations rolling in through the holidays!  If you have already donated, we thank you and we ask you to continue your efforts.  Remember, you can drop off food items at NOMAR anytime you attend a meeting, class, or are in the area, or you can arrange to have donations picked up from your office.  If you would prefer to make a financial contribution, a $10 donation equals 35 pounds of food and provides 28 meals to families in the metro area.  Checks can be made payable to Second Harvest and can be mailed to or dropped off at the NOMAR (Metairie) office.

*For Pick-Up or more Boxes, please call or email:
Josie Occhipinti (504) 729-8292
Tano Compagno (504) 616-6209
Kelli Walker (504) 885-3200
Tranell Barton (504) 885-3200

2nd Annual REALTOR® Covington Food Drive
As many of you know, the Covington Food Bank has been experiencing a severe shortage lately.  As we did last year, the Northshore Real Estate Community is coming together to help this organization that does so much to help our community.  If you would like to donate, please the drop-off locations below or call Melissa O'Donnell (985) 882-8521 to become a drop off location!  We also have drop off location signs available if you would like one at your office.  For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Drop Off Locations/Partners
New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (Mandeville Location)
Arbor Lending Group
Coldwell Banker TEC REALTORS® (Covington, LA)
110 Title LLC
Real Estate Resource Group LLC
RE/MAX Elite

 

 

Condolences to
... the family and friends of Lolita Bowman Womac formerly of LATTER & BLUM who passed away on November 18th.  Please keep Lolita and her family and friends in your prayers.

... the family and friends of Reginald Lawson of ACA Realty who passed away Monday, October 21st.  Please keep Reginald and his family and friends in your prayers.

... Melissa Calico, of Soniat Realty, whose mother JoAnn Rivers Lloyd passed away November 14th.  Her mother was a recipient of a heart transplant.  Please keep Joann's family and friends in your prayers.

... Debra Bossenmeyer, of Keller Williams Realty Professionals, whose mother Grace Carlos passed away the morning of November 22nd.  Please keep Debra and her family in your prayers.