LABORDAYHave a Happy & Safe Holiday Weekend! 

 

In observance of Labor Day, NCJAR Board offices will CLOSE Today at 12pm on September 2nd and CLOSED on Monday, September 5th. We will re-open at our regular business hours (M-F 9am-4:30pm) on Tuesday, September 6, 2022

 

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screenshotsAs a REALTOR®, you know the value you bring to your clients and communities every day. The difference is real when working with a REALTOR® versus a non-member agent, and it’s important for consumers to understand that distinction.

While NAR’s ad campaign tells your story through paid advertising, consumers should also learn it from you, and in a consistent way. That's why NAR has developed language to help you consistently articulate the REALTOR® difference.

Welcome AFFILIATE MEMBER3Let’s give a warm Welcome to NCJAR’s Newest Affiliate Member, Christopher Di Girolamo, President of Forward Mortgage, LLC, a premier Mortgage Broker in residential home loans. Discover a valuable tips to help you make an informed decision about real estate and mortgage financing in New Jersey, Florida, North Carolina, or Pennsylvania.

Forward Mortgage, LLC updates their mortgage rates daily so are they are always able to see current interest rates.

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Successful transactions depend on knowing what's happening in the real estate market. With the help of 10K Research & Marketing, NJ REALTORS® has compiled as much accurate and comprehensive information about the New Jersey housing market as possible. The latest data is available monthly so you're always up-to-date.

Market stats are accessible online at www.ncjar.com under the "Market Stats" tab or on our Market Statistics Page https://ncjar.com/membership/market-stats.

Download NCJAR Mobile App NowWe Are NOW Live and You Are Officially Invited to See What’s NEW. Download the NCJAR Mobile App on App Store and Google Play Today!

 

About this app:

North Central Jersey Association of Realtors NCJAR Mobile Provides Realtors® and consumers with on-the-go access to the most relevant, accurate Real Estate resources, topics, and matters connected to New Jersey's Real Estate industry. 

 

NCJAR Mobile provides instant access to NCJAR's Affiliates, The Legal Hotline, Real Estate statistics, Real Estate resources, business topics, and issues relating to the Real Estate industry. In addition, read about Real Estate education, legislative issues, legal issues, member benefits, Code of Ethics, government affairs activities, and MUCH MORE.

pendinghomesalesjulyWASHINGTON (August 24, 2022) – The National Association of REALTORS® reported that pending home sales declined for the second consecutive month in July. This is the eighth time in nine months that pending home sales have declined. The West recorded a slight gain, while three out of four major regions saw month-over-month decreases. Double-digit percentage declines occurred in all four regions over the past year, with the West suffering the largest decrease.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022 over 100+ NCJAR members attended at NCJAR's Networking Social at the Grasshopper off the Green in Morristown, NJ.

NCJAR would like to thank all those who attended and networked with us. We hope you enjoyed and made connections with everyone at the event. We look forward to see you at our upcoming events!

To Register please visit https://ncjar.com/.

Welcome AFFILIATE MEMBER1Let’s give a warm Welcome to NCJAR’s Newest Affiliate Member, Cari Sweet, Loan Officer of Crown Home Mortgage, a Home Mortgage Company that pledges to treat the customer like ROYALTY by utilizing cutting edge TECHNOLOGY, offering creative MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, and empowering the industry’s BEST PEOPLE in helping the customer achieve the American Dream of Home Ownership. 

Cari Sweet-Kostoplis has been in the mortgage business for 26 years and loves what she does and is always honest with her customers. Cari has been recognized for her work many times including awards such as 2013 Jersey Mortgage Most Improved Loan Officer and the Top Originator for NJ Monthly Magazine 2017, 2018, and 2019. After the JMC award in 2013, she worked her way up to Presidents Club in 2017.

She specializes in FHA, VA, Renovation, and Conventional Loans and makes the loan process easy and straight forward. Cari is a wife and mother of one son and four wonderful stepchildren as well as having 2 dogs. During Cari's down time, she enjoys camping, spending time with family, and riding motorcycles.

Cari is a personable loan officer and will always be available to answer any of your questions!

JULY 2022 MARKET STATS1The U.S. housing market has continued to cool, as rising mortgage rates and record-high sales prices have stifled affordability, weakening demand and pricing out a multitude of buyers. Nationally, median household income has failed to keep pace with increasing mortgage payments, with the costs of buying a home about 80% more expensive now than they were just three summers ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). As more and more prospective buyers find their home purchase plans delayed, many are turning to the rental market, where competition has intensified due to increased demand.

  • Single Family Closed Sales were down 17.6 percent to 2,460.
  • Townhouse-Condo Closed Sales were down 20.9 percent to 540.
  • Adult Communities Closed Sales were down 23.4 percent to 59.

NJR Good Neighbor AwardThe New Jersey Realtors® Good Neighbor Award recognizes three Realtors® who have made extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in their local and/or global communities through volunteer community service. 

Three winners are chosen annually and receive a grant in the amount of $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second, or $1,000 for third place for the charity organization of their choice.

All winners are recognized in the January/February issue of New Jersey Realtor®, on our website, receive state and local publicity, and an award signifying their contributions. All three winners are also announced in December during an awards ceremony at the Realtors® Triple Play Convention and Trade Expo in Atlantic City.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 16, 2022.

The 2022 NJ Realtors® Good Neighbor Award Application is now online at the following link: https://apply.njrealtor.com/forms/good-neighbor