Monthly Archives: June 2014

ECAR Leadership meets with Congressman Joe Courtney

Because the House of Representatives was not in session during the NAR REALTOR Party Conference & Expo in May, local associations were asked to schedule in district meetings with Congressmen to discuss the issues. ECAR member Rachael Johnston, Federal District … Continue reading

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ECAR hosting state legislator breakfast on September 10

Members of the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS® know that if real estate is their profession, then politics is their business. Our members look forward to discussing current issues that affect the real estate industry every two years with the … Continue reading

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Best Money-Saving DIY Projects

You’re going to save money with do it yourself home improvement projects. Sure, everybody knows that. But did you know how much? Cut professionals out of the equation and you can save half the cost of a project — or … Continue reading

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REALTORS® Applaud House Passage of Mortgage Choice Act

WASHINGTON (June 10, 2014) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown: “The Mortgage Choice Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives last night importantly redefines a provision in the Ability-to-Repay rules that … Continue reading

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The Real Reason People Moved Last Year

REALTOR Magazine | FRIDAY, JUNE 06, 2014 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the No. 1 reason 36 million people (who were one year and older) moved from 2012 to 2013 was because of the desire for a new home.  … Continue reading

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Why Congress Should Care About Middle Class Home Ownership

In a May 21 article appearing in Roll Call, 2014 NAR President Steve Brown urged Congress to embrace policies that will stem the decline in middle class home ownership.“For decades, the purchase of a first home was the hallmark of … Continue reading

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