Early Voting Ends This Friday for November 6 General Election• Make The REALTOR® Party voice heard at the polls during Early Voting, which continues through this Friday, November 2.• Information about HAR-supported candidates and local ballot initiatives may be found HERE.• Information about Early Voting polling locations by county is available HERE.• Did You Know? • Voters did not have to vote in the May 29 primary election in order to qualify to vote in the general election on November 6. • Whether you voted or not in the primary, you may vote for whomever you choose in November. • Eligible Texans must have registered to vote by October 9 in order to vote in the November 6 election.
Important Tips for Using Tempo/Fusion With Windows 8•If you’re planning to upgrade to Windows 8, you will need to make a quickconfiguration change in order for Fusion and Tempo to work correctly withInternet Explorer 10.•Complete instructions, featuring screen captures,are available at HARConnect.
Kudos to the ‘Rising Stars’ in Real Estate• Congratulations to the winners of the Third Annual ‘20 under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate’ awards! HAR’s NextGen REALTOR® Group (NRG) hosted the awards ceremony at The Rice Hotel in downtown Houston on Thursday, October 18. Check out the video.• For more information, visit the NRG home page.
Weekly HAR Market StatThe housing market is improving. But dont take our word for it. CoreLogic, Standard &Poors, FHFA and the NAHB all closely monitor a diverse array of housing data andindicators. At some point over the past six months, every single one of these indiceshas either reached a multi-year high or has shown several consecutive months ofimprovements. Does that mean every home in every neighborhood in every city acrossAmerica is worth more today than it was a year ago? Of course not. But youd besurprised just how robust this recovery is. Go ahead, dig into the numbers and see foryourself. In the Houston region, for the week ending October 21: • New Listings decreased 5.4% to 1,771 • Pending Sales increased 54.6% to 1,498 • Closed Sales increased 18.3% to 1,203
It’s Time to Specialize Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Completion of the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation course is an essential step for REALTORS® to understand the distinct real estate goals, concerns, and needs of seniors today. This course looks at key differences in housing options, from age-restricted communities to age-in-place design to assisted living; applications of the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA); the ins and outs of reverse mortgages; the use of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions; and developing a team of senior specialists, including estate planners, reverse mortgages lenders, clutter and staging specialists and more. THIS COURSE FEE INCLUDES YOUR $99 FIRST-YEAR DUES FOR SRES. Date: Thursday & Friday, Nov. 15-16 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: HAR Central & Bay Area (via video conf.) Investment: $179Register at www.har.com/edu Questions? 713-629-1900 ext. 6