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More people spending too much of their income to rent

“The rent is too damn high” — add that to the growing list of reasons we’re going to see a boatload of new buyers entering the market in the next few years. That’s a reasonable conclusion from new Census Bureau data.

When the housing market collapsed, a lot of folks had to leave homes they could no longer afford — often because of foreclosure or short sales. They became renters, in part simply because their credit ratings took a big hit.

Result: Rental vacancy rates are down. The new Census Bureau report says that those vacancy rates dropped from 8.4% to 7.4% in just two years (2009 to 2011) — homeownership obviously declined at the same time.

SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation

Date: 
May 2, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
May 3, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Williamsburg Area Assn of REALTORS 5000 New Point Rd Ste 1101 Williamsburg, VA 23188 757.253.0028

SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist - Designation

Get Ready for the Boomers - They're not your average grandparents!

 

The largest and wealthiest group in the country is made up of Baby Boomers.  Understand what motivates this mature demographic and make your business BOOM with the SRES designation!

 

$295 - includes one year membership with SRES

 

Approved for 7 hrs RE Related and 1 hr Agency CE; 8 hrs PL

 

The Impact of Dodd-Frank: Past, Present & Future of Mortgage Lending

Date: 
May 6, 2013 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Williamsburg Area Assn of REALTORS 5000 New Point Rd Ste 1101 Williamsburg, VA 23188 757.253.0028

How does the Dodd-Frank Act affect you and your business????

The cost and impact of the Dodd-Frank Act -

Presented by Richard Owen, Senior Vice President, Virginia Bankers Association

 

pending 1 hour CE / PL

 

FREE to WAAR and CoOp members; $5 non-members

 

Sponsored by Atlantic Bay Mortgage

No Bull Selling

Date: 
April 22, 2013 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
Williamsburg Area Association of REALTORS 5000 New Point Rd Ste 1101 Williamsburg, VA 23188 757.253.0028

LeRoy Houser, national speaker

Important post-licensing changes

This is a reminder — but an important one — about post-licensing curriculum changes. (It will mostly affect new real estate licensees, but brokers need to remember it.)

The PL curriculum is changing from three tracks (residential, property management, commercial) to a single-track system.

  • The old system will be in place until December 31, 2013.
  • The new system will be available starting July 1, 2013.

The overlap is what’s important.

You know you must take 30 hours of PL education within a year of getting your license. You must take those 30 hours under the current system or the new system — you cannot mix them.

RI Module 411 - Successful Settlement

Date: 
December 12, 2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
RAR, 8975 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23229-4656

RI 411: Successful Settlement- Managing the Transaction - Avoid the angry, anxious, exhausted looks at and after the closing table. Attend this course for tools for managing the transaction including how to organize and communicate for the best possible closing results. Required for the GRI Designation

Approved for CE for 6 hours Real Estate Related OR  PL 7 Hours Elective.


RI Module 410 - The Code of Ethics IS Good Business

Date: 
November 20, 2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
RAR, 8975 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23229-4656

RI 410: The Code of Ethics IS Good Business - What is the Realtor® Code of Ethics good for? The Code is more than a list of do’s and don’ts. The course covers why the code is important for business success and includes a comprehensive review of the Code and case study analysis that will show you how to practice the code in your business everyday.  Required for the GRI Designation.

RI Module 406 - What Did I Agree To?

Date: 
November 14, 2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
PWAR, 4545 Daisy Reid Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192

RI 406: What Did I Agree To? - You can market it, you can show it, you can find it, but can you close the deal on the property. Attend this course for mission critical information on writing and presenting every category of real estate agreement including sales contracts, representation agreements, leases, deposits, and more.  Required for the GRI Designation.

Approved for CE  for 2 hours law; 2 Hours of Real Estate Contracts; 3 Hours Real Estate Related OR  PL Mandatory Residential Real Estate: 3 Hours Offer to Purchase and 3 Hours Real Estate Law.

RI Module 402 - Financing Alternatives

Date: 
November 7, 2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
NVAR Herndon Location, 520 Huntmar Park Dr, Herndon, VA 20170

RI 402: Financing Alternatives - Are you a lending expert? Attend this course to get up to speed on loan limits, finance options, avoiding common potholes, and tips for navigating the difficult deal.  Required for the GRI Designation.

Approved for CE for 7 hours Real Estate Related OR PL 7 Hours Elective Residential Real Estate.

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RI Module 412 - Residential Construction and Selling New Homes

Date: 
October 16, 2013 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
CAAR, 550 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901

RI 412: Construction and Selling New Homes - Buying a home is an intense process and building adds additional concerns for your buyers. Attend this session and learn the special challenges involved in new home transactions including warranties, construction techniques and materials, new home/construction financing, working with building inspectors and special selling techniques. Optional for the GRI Designation.

Approved for CE for 7 hours Real Estate Related OR PL 4 Hours Elective.