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So, Why Does Homeownership Matter?

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Life is filled with tough choices and Americans are facing a big one: Should we continue to support the dream of home ownership? Survey data continues to show that the vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision. When asked for reasons about why, popular answers include: building equity wanting a stable and safe more»

Department of State Clarifies Associate Real Estate Broker License Type Description

Published Thursday, July 26, 2018
Over the years, NYSAR members have asked the NYSAR Legal Hotline what the proper license type description is for an associate broker. The confusion was caused by 19 NYCRR 175.25(c) referring to the license type as “Associate Real Estate Broker,” but on the license and pocket card sent to licensees it is referred to as “Real Estate more»

Golf Outing Recap?

Published Thursday, July 26, 2018
The rain held off (for the most part) at the Annual Golf Outing at The Links at Erie Village. There were 96 golfers and another 20 people that joined us for dinner. The total amount raised for our two new charities, On Point for College and OCC REALTORS® Care Hub, was $575! Thank your coming out and showing your support, we couldn't do it without YOU! more»

DOS Auditing Broker Websites for Compliance with Advertising Regulations

Published Thursday, June 21, 2018
NYSAR has been informed that the New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services (DOS) has begun auditing broker websites for compliance with the advertising regulations. It is NYSAR’s understanding that the audits are initiated by the DOS and are not based upon consumer complaints. Brokers should make a thorough review of their more»

Everyone Has Technology Questions

Published Thursday, June 21, 2018
Everyone Has Technology Questions NYSAR's free Tech Hotline can provide the answers. The Tech Hotline is a free member benefit offering support for hardware, software, digital devices and more. Our expert technicians will provide prompt, courteous assistance to save you time and money so you can stay focused on your business. Available to active members of more»

GSAR 2018 Annual General Membership Meeting

Published Thursday, June 21, 2018
GSAR's Annual Membership Meeting was held Wednesday, June 20th at GSAR followed by a summer picnic. Eighty-two members were in attendance. Board President, Jennie Chapin, led the meeting, Andy Azzarello, GSAR Secretary/Treasurer, reviewed the financial statement, and Don Radke, CNYIS Board President, gave an update on MLS happenings the past year. Each more»

TAKE ACTION! Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide. Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP. Take action by urging Congress to extend the NFIP and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program. more»


Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018
ALERT TO ALL REAL ESTATE LICENSEES: THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FINES NOW BEING ASSESSED- THAT'S A REAL KICK IN THE DOS!!! Right now, before you pick up your coffee cup, before you head out the door, before you answer your cellphone to speak to your next client (assuming you know the difference between a client and a customer), you need to read this narrative more»