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12th Annual Home Headquarters BLOCK BLITZ!

Published Friday, August 10, 2018
The Home HeadQuarters Block Blitz is an annual community revitalization event. Volunteers donate their time and talents to help cleanup, landscape, paint, and repair as many homes as possible in a single day in a high-need neighborhood. This year, the Block Blitz is being held on Friday, September 14, 9am – 3pm in Syracuse’s Elmwood neighborhood more»

Big Win for REALTORS« on IRS Guidance for 20% Income Deduction

Published Friday, August 10, 2018
If you were tuned to the news Aug. 8 you might have heard the IRS released proposed regulations on the new 20 percent business income deduction for pass through businesses. The deduction was part of the big tax reform law Congress passed at the end of last year and it was a huge win for REALTORS®. But it was unclear who would be eligible for the more»

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 Recapá

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»

GSAR 2018 Board of Directors Election Information

Published Thursday, July 12, 2018
The election of candidates for the GSAR Board of Directors whose terms of service commence January 1, 2019, will be held at the GSAR office. Voting will be open for TWO WEEKS and must be done in person. Voting begins August 22nd and ends September 5th, 2018. Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm (except September 3rd, Labor Day). There are four open director 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»