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					    PEN-MAR REGIONAL REPORT                                                               AUGUST 2011

                                      AUGUST MEMBERSHIP MEETING
   When:                Friday, August 19, 2011 (Lunch served at 11:45)
   Registration:        11:30 Meeting Start Time: 12:00
   Where:               Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S Main St, Chambersburg, PA 17201
   Menu:                Assorted sandwiches and wraps, chips, pasta salad, & bite size cookies by Main St Deli
   Cost:                $12.00 members                $14.00 non-members
                                 Community Service Project: Community Free Clinic
                                        SPONSOR: Jim Wise Appraisals
                                               PRESIDENT’S CORNER
                                     Communication…Lets build bridges, not walls
    Weekly Broadcast to Brokers. In an effort to ensure that you receive timely information, we are now
providing a weekly broadcast (email) to all Brokers of the latest information. Some is for your use, some (your
judgement) would be good for your associates. This is all in an effort to provide you with the most current
information.

   Upcoming Education Opportunities. Thank you to the Education Committee for their development of a
dynamic training schedule. Watch for details of the many upcoming opportunities to obtain your required
courses.

   Facebook Page. Remember, we have a Facebook page. Be sure to periodically check out our page to
gather info about important upcoming events.

MAR NEWS
 Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 Takes Effect August 29, 2011
 On June 30, 2011, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final rule under the Secure
  and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act) (the rule takes effect August 29, 2011). The SAFE Act
  requires states to establish loan originator licensing requirements that meet minimum federal standards. HUD has
  overall responsibility for interpretation, implementation, and compliance until July 21 when the Consumer Financial
  Protection Bureau (CFPB) takes over. READ MORE...

 FTC will not Enforce Provisions of MARS Rule Against Real Estate Professionals Helping
  Consumers Obtain Short Sale
  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today issued a statement announcing that it will forbear from enforcing most
   provisions of its Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule against real estate brokers and their agents who
   assist financially distressed consumers in obtaining short sales from their lenders or servicers. READ MORE...

PAR NEWS
 Schedule time for priorities to create ‘balanced’ life
 Setting parameters and identifying priorities is the first step to creating a balanced life, according to Karel
   Murray, CSP, DREI, real estate instructor. Read more »
 Knowledge of defect must always be disclosed
 Many of you know that there are certain circumstances under which a seller is not required to complete a
  Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement. Do you know where those exceptions are listed? Read more »

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  UAD standards for appraisals begin September 1
  In this podcast, Michelle Bradley, PAR chair of Specialized Practice Issues Subcommittee, explains the new
    standards set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Read more »
 NAR NEWS
  CALLS FOR ACTION:
  Tell Congress to Reauthorize NFIP - Ask Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires
    Sept. 30. Take action now >
  Ensure Access to Affordable Mortgages - Visit the REALTOR® Action Center to tell Congress to make loan limits for FHA,
    Fannie, and Freddie permanent. Read more >
  MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
                              Lowe's Program for REALTORS® launches new iPhone App for REALTORS® on the go. Read
                              more >
                              The new online Member Guide is customizable and mobile to fit the way you do business.
                              Log in now >


 MEMBERSHIP CHANGES
   NEW REALTOR® MEMBERS:                                                     TRANSFERS:
   Matthew Davis, RE/MAX Achievers                                           Kantha Arumugam to Keller Williams Premier Realty
                                                                             Casey Frost to Jack Gaughen – Waynesboro
   DELETES:                                                                  Stanley Grawbowski to Real Estate Excel
   Jeannie Emery – Berkstresser Realty Group                                 Sharon Gunder to Jack Gaughen – Waynesboro
   Joshua Moore – Prudential Homesale Serv. Group                            Ted Snowberger to Prudential Homesale Serv. Grp

   NEW FIRMS: None                                                           NEW AFFILIATE MEMBER:
                                                                             Adam Hyp – White Rose Settlement Services
                                                                             Richard Witthaus – Olde Towne Title
                     (In accordance with PMRAR Bylaws, Article V, Section 3, the above have applied for membership.
                  Comments concerning an applicant should be made in writing to the Association’s Board of Directors.)


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & MEETINGS
          August 1              Rookie Society Committee Meeting – 1:00 – Association Office
          August 5              Golf Tournament – Black Rock Golf Course
          August 9              Rookie Society Meeting - 6-8 PM - Tony’s Pizza, PA Ave, Hag (Pricing & Listing in Today’s
                                Market)
          August 17             Board of Directors Meeting – Noon – Association Office
          August 19             Membership Meeting – Noon – Capitol Theatre, Chambersburg, PA
          September 5           Labor Day – Association Office will be Closed
          September 8           Orientation – Noon – Association office
          September 8           YPN “Meet and Greet” – 6-9 PM
          September 9           PA Broker Forum – 9 am – Main Street Deli, Chambersburg, PA
          September 13          Rookie Society Meeting - 6-8 PM - Tony’s Pizza, PA Ave, Hag (Get More Out of Your
                                Business Through Networking)
          September 12-14       MAR Conference – Ocean City, MD
          September 19-21       PAR Business Meetings – Harrisburg, PA




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COMMITTEE REPORTS:
      Education – Committee has put together the Winter and Spring schedules. Look for details at
       www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned/realestate or pick up a flyer at a membership meeting.
      Member Welfare - Reminds all members if you have an agent in your office that is sick, hospitalized, having
       surgery, homebound, etc. Please notify the Chairs or the Association office.
      Nominating – 2012 Slate of Officers and Directors have been selected. Look for information on voting for your 2012
       Board of Directors
      RPAC – Have you made your contribution to RPAC this year? You can bring a check made out to “RPAC” to the
       August membership meeting for Pen-Mar to submit on your behalf
      YPN – Plan to attend the “Meet and Greet” gathering to be held September 8th from 6-9PM. This is a very informal
       gathering so look for more details to follow. If you are interested in possibly joining the group, please contact
       Shelley at the Association office for more details.
SENTRILOCK® - TIPS & TRICKS
      Set up Card Expiration notifications. When you enable this setting, you will receive a message the day before your
       SentriCard® expires. You can choose to receive the message as an email, a text message, or both! Click Here to view
       our instructional video on setting up this feature. Note: This feature is only available for customers who have a
       three day or longer renewal period.
      Tutorial Videos can be found on our YouTube Channel.

MRIS UPDATES
    ListHub - See how easy it is to keep track of your HomesDatabase.com leads with ListHub. Follow along with this
tutorial above and get tracking!
    Newly launched - rbiMOBILE – Access Market Stats Anywhere, Anytime! RealEstate Business Intelligence
(RBI) has introduced rbiMOBILE, a simple yet powerful feature designed to deliver on-the-go market stats
to on-the-go agents. Now you can quickly reference the latest real estate market stats, down to the zip code
level, right on your smart phone! www.rbintel.com
CONTINUING EDUCATION – HCC
            Hagerstown Community College, Center for Continuing Education, 301-790-2800, Extension 520
   RE Campus Courses - Online Real Estate Courses               Real Estate Pre-licensing Courses
   Real Estate Continuing Education Courses complete schedule: www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned/realestate
      To register call 301-790-2800, ext. 236. Students will not be admitted after class starts. Plan to arrive early.
CONTINUING EDUCATION – PENN STATE
    Contact Judy Yohn at 717-709-0778 or 1-877-224-3084 for complete details about real estate programs. All courses
are held at the Franklin County Career & Technology Center, 2463 Loop Road, Chambersburg, PA.

              PEN-MAR REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, INC., 300 Cameo Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740
                       Phone: 301-797-4480   Toll Free: 888-373-6627      Fax: 301-791-2732
                     E-mail: pmrar@mris.com              Website: www.penmarrealtors.org




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