My RSS News Feedhttp://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=rssen-usThu, 27 Aug 2015 09:10:43 GMT45COE Deadline for RPAC Donation 10/2/15http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1619http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1619NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award Deadline is Friday, October 2, 2015. A minimum donation of $100 to the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC) Earns on Credit towards the NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award. Keep the date in mind as H/SAR must receive the donation by the close of business on Friday, October 2, 2015 to be eligible for the reward credit. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:10:43 ESTMerger FAQ'shttp://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1616http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1616MERGER of HUNTERDON/SOMERSET ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS<br />and<br />NORTH CENTRAL JERSEY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS<br /><br />FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS<br /><br />1. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE MERGER? <br />There is a financial savings to Dues, a shared service mindset, events are subsidized, more networking opportunities, larger voice at the State and National level, and more Continuing Education opportunities (15 instructors on retainer). Various revenue streams (which keep Dues lower). Three locations; Morristown, Westfield, and Bloomfield. There is also a legal hotline available to all members.<br /><br />2. HOW WILL THIS AFFECT MY MEMBERSHIP?<br />It will not affect your membership for 2015. At the effective time, by virtue of the Merger, and without any action on the part of HSAR or NCJAR, the members of HSAR shall be converted into members of NCJAR. <br /><br />3. WILL OUR DUES GO UP? <br />No.<br /><br />4. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OUR PRESENT FACILITY? <br />The present facility will remain fully operational for the foreseeable future. <br /><br />5. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE STAFF? <br />The agreement is contingent upon HSAR terminating its current employment contract with its Chief Executive Officer. The office will remain staffed with at least (1) full time administrative staff member at the HSAR Real Estate location.<br /><br />6. HOW MANY MEMBERS WILL THERE BE AFTER THE MERGER? <br />The combined HSAR/NCJAR membership will be approximately 10,000 members.<br /> <br />7. WHERE ARE THE NORTH CENTRAL JERSEY ASSOCIATION OFFICE LOCATIONS? <br />NCJAR currently own and operate out of three (3) locations:<br />Morristown: 910 Mount Kimble Avenue <br /><br />Satellite Offices:<br />Bloomfield: 375 Broad Street <br />Westfield: 767 Central Avenue<br /><br />8. WILL CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES STILL BE OFFERED AT THE HSAR LOCATION? <br />Yes. Continuing Education will be held at all the respective locations. In addition, Broker offices may request to have CE classes taught at their Broker offices (a very low fee may be required). <br /><br />9. WHEN WILL THE CHANGEOVER OCCUR? <br />The “effective time” of the Merger will follow after an affirmative vote for the Merger is voted for by both HSAR members and NCJAR members. If, HSAR members vote approving the Merger, a subsequent meeting is held by NCJAR for their members to vote. <br /> <br />10. DO I HAVE TO JOIN NORTH CENTRAL? <br />No, you have Board of choice. <br /><br />The "Board of Choice" concept allows REALTORS® to choose the board to which they want to belong on the basis of the factors they decide are most important rather than being limited by office location or jurisdictional boundaries. At the same time, services of other boards are available without the necessity of holding membership in those boards.<br /><br />11. CAN I JOIN ANOTHER BOARD? <br />Yes.<br /><br />12. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO HSAR COMMITTEES? <br />Certain pre-merger committees existing and serving HSAR shall combine with the analogous committees serving NCJAR. Some pre-merger committees of HSAR will dissolve. <br /><br />13. WILL THERE BE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CE CREDITS? <br />Yes, there will be opportunities, at all 3 post-Merger locations. In addition, instructors can teach at Broker locations.<br /><br />14. WHAT ABOUT CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE, WILL IT BE ONE GROUP NOW? <br />The Circle of Excellence Gala will be a grouped celebration event.<br /><br />15. WHO WILL BE THE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AND DIRECTORS? <br />This Merger shall not modify the identity or terms of the Officers currently holding office or scheduled to hold office for NCJAR in 2015 or thereafter. President, Michael DelDuca is currently serving his first term presidency of NCJAR. <br /><br />Five (5) pre-Merger HSAR Directors and all of the pre-Merger Board of Trustees shall comprise the post-Merger NCJAR Board of Trustees. The terms of the HSAR Directors shall expire as follows: (0) on December 31, 2015, (1) on December 31, 2016, (2) on December 31, 2017, and (2) on December 31, 2018. In addition HSAR shall be entitled to appoint seven (7) observers who may attend the first two (2) post-effective time meetings of the Board of Trustees only, but shall not have any voting rights. <br /><br />16. HOW DOES THIS AFFECT THE AFFILIATES? <br />Affiliate members are merged into the membership.<br /><br /> <br />17. WHO CAN VOTE? <br />All Realtor members, who have HSAR as a primary board.<br /><br />18. HOW CAN WE VOTE? <br />You’ll have the option of voting online or in person at the meeting being held on September 25, 2015.<br /><br />19. WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR BOARD ASSETS? <br />They will get merged into NCJAR.<br />20. WILL PROXY VOTING BE ALLOWED AND IF SO, HOW WILL THAT WORK?<br /><br />.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />6/2015<br />Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:26:16 EST2015 RPAC Important Dateshttp://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1556http://www.hsar.com/news.cfm?fc=article&id=1556Please be aware of the following Important Deadlines for RPAC in 2015.<br /><br />April 13, 2015 Midyear Recognition<br /><br />June 1, 2015 RPAC of New Jersey Early Money Deadline<br /><br />October 2, 2015 NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award Deadline<br /><br />December 1, 2015 RPAC of New Jersey Local Board/Association Awards/NAR recognition<br /><br />December 7, 2015 2015 End of Year DeadlineFri, 13 Mar 2015 16:18:19 ESTH/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 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 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 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