Important Carbon Monoxide Detector News The threat of Carbon Monoxide is real and as of January 1, 2014, Sellers of 1-2 family homes built prior to October 1, 2005 will be required to furnish their purchasers with an affidavit that the property has working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors or to provide a credit. CAR has produced a series of public service announcements highlighting how CO detectors can save lives, and the new law. For more information and to listen.
Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Rules and revisions to flood maps have resulted in significant insurance premium changes for many properties. CAR has developed a page of links and resources that you can use with your clients and customers; along with a special CT REALTORSÂ® Legal Alert that includes a glossary of terms and has an informational sheet to provide to sellers and buyers so they are aware of the potential impact of the changes.
GNA Winners The Good Neighbor Awards recognizes REALTORSÂ® who have made an extraordinary commitment to helping others through volunteer work. Ron Catucci, a REALTORÂ® from Bristol with Classic Real Estate in Unionville won the Gold Award. Linda Hull, a REALTORÂ® from New Hartford with Coldwell Banker Realty 2000 in Torrington won the Silver Award. Read more...
Congratulations Linda St. Peter 2013 State REALTORÂ® of the Year! Linda St. Peter is a member of the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORSÂ® and Operations Manager at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. She was the 2009 President of the Connecticut Association of REALTORSÂ®.
A Message from 2013 CAR President Mary Ann Hebert â€śThere are those whose lives affect all others around them. Quietly touching one heart, who in turn, touches another. Reaching out to ends further than they would ever know.â€ť- William Bradfield One of the many blessings that I have experienced this year is meeting so many of our members across the state. We are as diverse as our markets and yet there is one common thread running through all of us. CT REALTORSÂ® have big hearts. Year after year individual agents, offices and boards spend countless time, talents and money helping others in their communities. In addition to the counseling, marketing and negotiating for our clients and the advocacy on behalf of all private property owners, REALTORSÂ® have been reaching a helping hand to our communities for decades. Read more...
Connecticut REALTORSÂ® Reach Out REALTORSÂ® across the state reached out and gave back to their communities this past September to demonstrate their care and commitment to the communities they live and work in. Visit www.ctrealtor.com/reachout to learn what REALTORSÂ®, firms and local associations did to make a difference.
Proposed Legislation Could Dramatically Change Real Estate CAR President Mary Ann Hebert wants to draw to your attention that several proposals before Congress are very serious - and could change real estate dramatically in the future. Threats could impact the mortgage interest deductions, capital gains exclusion, 1031 exchange rules, the FHA program, the 30-year mortgage, and flood insurance rates. Watch this short video to learn more:
Health Care Reform - How Will it Affect You? To help make sense of how health care reform will impact you, CAR has organized a list of resources including an important special report from NAR along with other helpful links. Go to www.ctrealtor.com/exchange.