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December 11, 2021

REALTOR® NEWS

Code of Ethics requirement deadline reminder
A reminder that the current National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics training cycle expires on December 31, 2021. REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. NAR’s Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program is one program that fulfills the Code of Ethics requirement.
For more information and to check your Code of Ethics status, click here.

$539 Million NYS Homeowner Assistance Fund
“Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that New York State is the first state in the nation to receive U.S. Department of the Treasury’s approval to launch its Homeowner Assistance Fund, a program that will provide up to $539 million to help eligible homeowners avert mortgage delinquency, default, foreclosure, and displacement. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.” Learn more!

EDUCATION

NYSREEF Scholarship application deadline
Want to earn a national designation? A New York State Real Estate Education Foundation scholarship will pay for half of the tuition! Learn more and apply at NYSREEF.org. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2021.

NYSREEF Auction
The December NYSREEF auction item is a charcoal grey Robot Roomba 692 Robot Self-Charging Vacuum. It features Wi-Fi connectivity, personalized cleaning recommendations, and it works with Alexa. It’s great for cleaning carpets and hardwood floors.  The auction ends December 31, 2021. To place your bid, visit the NYSREEF Facebook page!

National Designation/Certification Class Refresher
For active REALTORS® who have earned other NAR-family designations/certifications may retake previously completed designation/certification course for only $50, provided their dues are current!

Need a CE Certificate from NYSAR?
View and download your certificates once a class is processed by following these steps:
1. Visit NYSAR.com
2. Go to Member Login and sign-in
3. Once signed in, go to My Classes and Meetings
4. Select My Classes
5. Select the class and print the certificate

NYSAR 2021 Class Schedule – Register Now Before Seats are Gone!

FREE Legal Update course
The one-hour Legal Update course, which is approved for continuing education (CE) credit on recent legal matters, will be held once a month and is instructed by an attorney. This is a course that you will be eligible to take one time in your license cycle as a NYSAR member. The course will be held on December 14.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

NYSAR Call For Action – NYC Council may pass legislation banning tenant criminal background checks
The New York City Council continues to push toward passage of Int. 2047 as early as this week. The bill would block landlords from running criminal record checks on potential tenants before leasing their units. The legislation would apply to criminal cases that are pending, as well as past cases and convictions. NYSAR continues to oppose the bill. New York City residents are urged to express their opposition to the legislation by Taking Action here.

The New York City Council is also poised to pass an amended bill (Int. 2317-A) that will ban the use of fossil fuels such as natural gas in new buildings. Lawmakers reached a deal late Wednesday on a bill requiring new buildings less than seven stories to go electric on Jan. 1, 2024, and those seven stories or greater by July 1, 2027. Projects that get their construction documents approved before those dates will be exempt. Read more here.

Letitia James suspends campaign for governor
State Attorney General Letitia James has suspended her campaign to run for governor. In her announcement, James said she will run for re-election for the state Attorney General office. Learn more.

MEMBER PERK

Perform easy, comprehensive, and reliable tenant background checks with TransUnion SmartMove
Save $5 per screening to access a full credit report, criminal report, customized leasing recommendation, and suggested deposit amount to request at lease signing. Learn more!

RPAC

NY REALTORS® raise $10,000 during RPAC High Rollers’ Suite
Thank you to the dozens of New York REALTORS® who kicked off the 2022 RPAC fundraising year by participating in the RPAC High Rollers’ Suite this past week held as part of the Triple Play in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Over $10,000 was raised by New York REALTORS® in direct payments and pledges for 2022. Attendees gained access to a host of amenities including shoe shines, massages, professional headshots, manicures, psychic readings and delicious food and beverages. Thank you to our attendees for supporting RPAC, lets keep this momentum going throughout 2022.
2021 RPAC Fundraising Year has concluded
The 2021 RPAC Fundraising year concluded on Friday, November 26. NYSAR staff is busy processing all final contributions from members and local boards and will report our end-of-year figures in the weeks ahead. Thank you again to our amazing local boards for their partnership this past year with an array of creative local board events to benefit RPAC as well as member wide support of our Virtual Escape Room events, Name that Tune and online auctions. All contributions to RPAC will now be applied to the 2022 fundraising year. A 2021 Final Report will be issued in the next week or so. The 2022 RPAC goals will be set by NAR in the weeks ahead and NYSAR staff will share those goals with local boards.

 

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Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS®, the New York State Association of REALTORS® or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your NYSAR PAC reaches its PAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NYSAR PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS®, the New York State Association of REALTORS® or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your NYSAR PAC reaches its PAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NYSAR PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.