Carver Named 2015 REALTOR® of the Year
The Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® recently named Cassie Carver, of RE/MAX Silver Advantage as the 2015 REALTOR® of the Year. This is the highest honor the Association bestows on it’s members. Honorees are nominated by their peers.
Cassie relocated to the Silver City area in 2005 and has been a real estate broker for over 10 years. She has served continually on the MLS Board since 2006 both as a Director and Secretary. She has been a Director serving on the Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® Board since 2012. Cassie believes that integrity, commitment, and honesty are a part of every real estate transaction. She works hard to achieve the goals of her customers and clients.
Carver enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, riding her horse, painting, DIY projects, and going fishing or on road trips with her son.
Also honored were Kelli Davies of Re/Max Silver Advantage as the 2015 Rookie of the Year and Jeff Gorum of Southwest Home Inspections as the 2015 Affiliate of the Year.
Two CE Courses Coming to SCRAR
We have tentatively scheduled TWO 4 hr CE Classes - MFA First Time Homebuyer with Teri Baca on April 13th and NMREC Rules Class with Bill Hallett on June 22nd.
Housing Expectations for 2016.
Following the housing market's best year in nearly a decade, existing-home sales are forecasted to expand in 2016 at a more moderate pace as pent-up buyer demand combats affordability pressures and meager economic growth, according to National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun in a newly-released video on his 2016 housing market expectations. Read More
Owning a Home Website
Beginning October 3, 2015 the closing process will change nationwide. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has set up a consumer website www.consumerfinance.gov/owning-a-home to help buyers "know before they owe". The Truth in Lending Act (TRID) will merge several forms into two new closing forms: a Loan Estimate and a Closing Disclosure. The Owning a Home website includes tools for consumers such as tools to explore interest rates, a monthly payment worksheet, a loan estimate explainer, a closing checklist, a guide to closing forms and much more.
"We're here to help you with buying and financing your home. Learn what to expect and what questions to ask, and get tools and resources to help you make decisions." CFPB
Every Month is REALTOR® Safety Month
Over 50,000 REALTORS® from across the country have already signed up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts - have you? Text REALTORS to 30644 to sign up! http://bit.ly/1Kr9CLD
(June 2015) The SCRMLS has created two new surveys for your clients. These voluntary surveys will allow the Association to capture data that will help us meet several of our strategic goals. Please print them out and put in your listing and closing packets. They can be completed manually with the surveys coming back to Kim, or online at survey monkey. Thank you!
Fair Housing Month Proclamation: The Grant County Commissioners declared April as Fair Housing Month. April 11, 2015 marks the 47th anniversary of the passage of the U.S.Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
(Pictured are L to R. Commissioner Ramos, REALTOR® Linda Pecotte, Association Executive Kim Clark, Commission Chair Kasten, REALTOR® Pat Fell, Commissioner Hall, REALTOR® Cissy McAndrew)
About the New Mexico Real Estate Commission.
The New Mexico Real Estate Commission was created by state law in 1959 and charged with enforcing the Real Estate License Law and the Real Estate Commission Rules. The mission of the New Mexico Real Estate Commission is to protect the public and enhance the professional competence of real estate brokers. The Commission's primary responsibilities include issuing and renewing real estate broker's licenses, establishment and enforcement of pre and continuing education requirements, certification of providers of education, investigation and adjudication of consumer and Commission rules and education of consumers and brokers about the NM Real Estate License Law. Click here to read the NMREC frequently asked questions document. - NM License Law and Commission Rules.