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Important Information About Your SentriLock Card Utility Program!
Beginning March 25, 2015,
 when you put your SentriCard in a card reader to renew, you may be informed that you need to upgrade
Get the details.

Forty Years or More as a REALTOR®? Submit Emeritus Application by This Friday, March 27
Have you held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or a combination of both for a cumulative period of 40 years? If yes you're eligible for emeritus status. Get details and apply by this Friday, March 27

Voting Is Now Open! GCAAR's Harrison Beacher and Vanessa Patterson Are 30 Under 30 Finalists!  
GCAAR's Harrison Beacher and Vanessa Patterson have been named as two of the finalists of REALTOR® Magazine's 30 Under 30 for 2015Voting is now open and continues through Noon on March 27 (Central Time). 

Real Advocacy for REALTORS®: GCAAR Supports "Design for Life" Developments; Revised Sign Regulations
GCAAR supports zoning amendment allowing easier access for residents with disabilities; revised sign regulations announced in DC...read this and more in Real Advocacy for REALTORS®, GCAAR's public policy brief.

Why Home Construction Data Matters
New home starts, or home construction is one of the most closely watched aspects of the real estate industry. Home starts are a strong gauge of the health of the housing market. Find out why.  

GCAAR Rockville Office Closed Saturday, April 4
The Rockville office will be closed on Saturday, April 4 due to the Easter Holiday weekend.

GCAAR DC Condo Form Updates
DC has updated their laws related to condominiums. Two sections of GCAAR's Form #921, "Condominium Seller Disclosure/Resale Addendum for the District are Columbia," have been amended to reflect the changes. The updated Form #921, along with an explanation of the changes, are available here.

New Security Interest Rate Calculator
As of January 1, 2015, Maryland State law has lowered the security deposit interest rate required to be returned to renters from 3% to 1.5% or a rate equal to the US Treasury Daily Yield Curve Rate (whichever is higher).

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has now made a Security Interest Rate Calculator, along with useful practice guidance, available on their website here. Please note, this interest rate calculation only applies to residential tenancies with a tenancy start date on or after, January 1, 2015.  

Prevent SentriCard® Service Interruption. 
GCAAR would like to remind brokers and agents to not provide your SentriCard® or PIN number to another agent, assistant, family member, prospective buyer, etc. If a customer service representative becomes aware that your card is in possession of an "invalid cardholder", your SentriCard® will be terminated, immediately. Your card will not be reactivated until you visit a GCAAR office with a valid photo ID. View SentriLock rules and regulations 


Valuable Resources

January/February 2015 Issue of Capital Area REALTOR® magazine


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Home Sales Statistics 
February 2015

Washington, DC
Condo Coop | Single Family 

Montgomery County
Condo Coop | Single Family  

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