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New August 2016 Release Forms, along with the
Explanation of Changes are now LIVE!

Alert! What You Need to Know About New Laws in Montgomery County
New Recordation Tax Rates effective September 1 and new Radon Testing Requirements effective October 1Read more. 

Five Real Estate Trends to Know Before Selling Your Washington, DC Home
It's a seller's market in our nation's capital, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll get an offer as soon as you list your home. District of Columbia home buyers are looking for specific things these days. GCAAR members David Bediz, Kimberly Cestari, and Nate Guggenheim are quoted in the article. Get the details on what you need to know.

Being on Paid Maternity Leave is No Grounds for Denying a Mortgage    
Under the Fair Housing Act, it is unlawful to discriminate in real estate transactions, including mortgage lending, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status. That means lenders cannot deny - or delay - a loan simply because an applicant is on maternity leave but is otherwise qualified. Learn more. 

Creating Listing Descriptions That Sell    
In order to be effective in real estate, it's important to present your listings in an attractive way - both in writing and photographs - while ensuring the description is factual and meets the advertising guidelines outlined by the Fair Housing Act. Find out how to present your listings to make the process easier for home buyers starting their home search online.

Take the REALTOR® Fest Survey for a Chance to Win $25
Another REALTOR® Fest is in the books and we'd like your feedback!  Take the survey and let us know what you think. You may win a $25 gift card!

Important Reminder: Please Renew Your SentriCards
You must physically renew (in a card reader) your SentriCards in order for the listing agents and sellers to be able to view/obtain the most recent up-to-date showing reports in their Lockbox Access logs. Questions? Contact Member Services.


Valuable Resources

Capital Area REALTOR® Magazine

May/June 2016: REALTOR® Fest: The State of OUR Market: What's Going On 

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