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Rocky Mountain Region 11 Conference-
Risk Management and Legal Issues Presentation
Katherine Johnson, one of the featured presenters for the Rocky Mountain Region XI Leadership Conference hosted by the Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) and Regional Vice President Linda Rheinberger, gave an overview of several areas of risk management that are of great importance to REALTOR® Broker and Agents. Click here to read this crucial information.
Understanding the Aug. 1 Changes to HUD-1, Closing Process
The days of filling out the HUD-1 settlement form and getting a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) from the lender are winding down. On August 1, those two forms are going away. The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) disclosure form is going away too, and will be replaced by two new forms.
FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Rules
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued proposed rules for the commercial use of drones. Once implemented, the long-awaited guidelines will allow property owners and real estate professionals to use drones to shoot aerial photos and video footage of buildings and land for use in marketing.
Application Period Opens for 2015 Good Neighbor Awards
REALTOR® Magazine is seeking nominations for the 2015 Good Neighbor Awards. Is the next Good Neighbor in your backyard? Five dedicated real estate professionals will each receive a $10,000 grant for their charities and considerable media exposure for their cause.
Hot Legal Issues
NVAR's Legal Counsel write articles and updates on important legal topics. You can find these articles here.
Real Estate Today Radio
Real Estate Today is an-NAR produced national radio show that offers listeners an opportunity to
exchange information and learn from some of the nation’s most recognized
experts on a variety of real estate related topics such as buying and
selling homes, obtaining mortgages, seasonal markets, home improvements
and more. The show also airs nationwide on XM Satellite Radio, and worldwide at www.RETRadio.com. Click here to listen to current or past programs.
Foreclosure help for Nevadans
Did you know that the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has provided a Foreclosure Prevention and Response (FPR) Grant Program to aid REALTORS®, their clients, and the nation’s communities in facing the challenges of the current market? The Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) received the grant to aid Nevada communities in facing the current foreclosure challenges. NVAR, in conjunction with the local REALTOR® associations, has created a website that offers foreclosure counseling and information to help Nevadans develop coordinated plans of action to prevent foreclosures and respond to their adverse effects.
Click here to visit foreclosurehelpfornevadans.org
Nevada rental deposit
Did you know there are funds available to assist individuals with their initial security deposit through a no interest loan program to move into rental property that the Housing Authority owns or manages? The Nevada Association of REALTORS®, in partnership with local Associations and Nevada Housing Authorities, has created the NVrentaldepositprogram.org website to assist working individuals who meet specific qualifications to tap into this Security Deposit grant money.
Click here to visit nvrentaldepositprogram.org and find out more.