My RSS News Feedhttp://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=rssen-usWed, 16 Jul 2014 08:56:29 GMT45H/SAR Library http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1479http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1479H/SAR would like to invite our members to help themselves to the contents of our library. These items are more valuable in the hands of our members than sitting on shelves at the association. Attached is a list of available items. Please contact Roxanne@hsar.com if you see anything you’d like to have, or stop by the Association to browse the collection for yourself.Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:56:29 ESTH/SAR presents $2,000 to Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanityhttp://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1450http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1450The Hunterdon/Somerset Association of REALTORS? recently presented a donation of $2,000 to Carrieanne Dubiel, and Doreen Blanc Rockstrom of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. <br /><br />Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry with the goal of making decent, affordable housing available to every family worldwide. Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (RVHFH) is our local Habitat Chapter committed to achieving that goal in Somerset and Hunterdon counties. <br /><br />H/SAR member volunteers have been supporting habitat build days for 12 consecutive years. Each year H/SAR volunteers offer a hand in helping build homes, hope and communities in Raritan Valley.<br /><br />A Habitat build day is projected for fall of 2014. If you have particular skills or if you would like to work on a particular phase of construction, please contact H/SAR president John Dinizio at Jdinizio@weichert.com.<br /><br />Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is also planning an upcoming car raffle, details will be forthcoming.Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:21:48 ESTRealtors® Care Day® Volunteers Neededhttp://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1451http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1451Realtors® Care Day® is a community-wide home repair project that assists homeowners with exterior home repairs and provides adaptive and safety modifications for those in need. Homeowners must go through a application process that involves submitting income and homeowner verification, mortgage and citizenship status, as well as a number of other factors.<br /><br />H/SAR is projecting a date sometime in September of 2014. Committee members are currently being sought to organize this project. If you are interested please contact Roxanne Daiuto at roxanne@hsar.com or at 908-725-3117. An initial planning meeting will be held at H/SAR on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM.Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:25:29 EST2014 Dues Bill will Not be Mailedhttp://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1358http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1358Please be aware, in order to reduce its' impact on the environment H/SAR will be doing all of its' billing electronically. No paper bills will be sent for the 2014 billing period. Please look for an email later this month.<br /><br />Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:30:44 ESTTHE RESULTS ARE IN.... http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1347http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1347THE RESULTS ARE IN.... <br /> <br />• The Slate of Officers/Directors for 2014<br />• The 2014 Budget <br />• The By-Law Changes <br /> <br />All three passed the Annual Meeting last Friday. The meeting was a great success thanks to the Program Committee, and the other H/SAR Committee volunteers. A special thank you to the Affiliate Partners who both sponsored and participated in this event. Thank you to everyone who voted, it is only through your involvement that the Association can improve and best serve our members! <br />Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:33:48 ESTGovernor Christie Signs Fire Extinguisher Legislation Requiring DCA to Conduct Studyhttp://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1343http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1343Governor Christie Signs Fire Extinguisher Legislation Requiring DCA to Conduct Study<br /><br />On August 28, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed A-2596, legislation requiring that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) review current state laws and regulations pertaining to residential fire extinguisher requirements. This legislation originally called for the repeal of this requirement. However, the Governor conditionally vetoed the original version asking that the DCA conduct a study, which was then approved by the State Legislature. The DCA must submit recommendations back to the Governor within one year on whether any changes should be made to amend the repeal of the requirement that one- and two-family homes be equipped with a fire extinguisher. <br /><br />By way of background, in 2005, a law was passed requiring all one- and two-family homes (except for seasonal rental properties) to be equipped with a fire extinguisher, which was enforced largely through the inspections required for a certificate of occupancy. However, regulations were never adopted by the Department of Community Affairs, leading to potentially 565 different sets of standards for municipalities to enforce this requirement. NJAR® will continue working both through the legislative and executive branches to recommend that this requirement be repealed.Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:34:51 EST