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January 15, 2022

REALTOR® NEWS


New Chapter Amendments and Effective Dates for NYS Fair Housing Laws

On December 21, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a series of new fair housing bills into law. NYSAR is proud to have worked with state lawmakers over the last two years to strengthen fair housing laws in New York State and is committed to educating REALTORS® about these new laws and regulations. In Governor Hochul’s approval messages for several of these fair housing laws, the governor included a series of technical amendments (or chapter amendments) to amend certain provisions and effective dates of the laws, which the legislature has agreed to pass early this year. Click here for a description of the new fair housing laws along with the proposed chapter amendments and new effective dates where applicable. NYSAR will continue to post updates when they occur.

Register now for Opportunity Awaits – NYSAR 2022 Mid-Winter Business Meetings
Opportunity Awaits you at the 2022 NYSAR Mid-Winter Business Meetings! Virtual meetings are scheduled for the week of January 24 and in-person meetings are scheduled for February 6-10 at the Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel. To learn more and view the schedule, click here! To register, click here! Access the NYSAR Meeting Planner for Zoom links, meeting agendas and supporting documents by clicking here.

NYS REALTOR® magazine
The January/February 2022 edition of NYS REALTOR® magazine is online now. Learn more about the 2022 NYSAR Leadership Team, what this year’s housing market holds and more. Read now!

UPCOMING EVENTS

FREE MidasIQ webinar
The biggest risk to your business in 2022 inflation and taxes. If you’re paying extra for goods and services, so is the government. So, it’s likely there will be a tax increase in 2022. So what can you do about it?! Find out during the FREE MidasIQ webinar on Wednesday, January 26 at 1 p.m.  Register now!

NAR Tax Summit February 2022
Learn about financial wellness and receive tips on how to improve your personal wealth by spotting opportunities in your tax return, what to do if the IRS comes knocking, and more. The National Association of REALTORS® Center for Financial Wellness is hosting a four-part Tax Summit from February 2, 9, 16, and 23. To learn more about the sessions and register,
click here!

EDUCATION

Pursue a designation or certification in 2022
A new year means new opportunities! Enhance your career by earning a designation or certification this year. All NYSAR education courses will be held virtually in 2022.  To learn more about the designations and certifications, click here!

NYSREEF January auction item
The New York State Real Estate Education Foundation is auctioning off a two-pack of Amazon Fire 4K TV Sticks to raise funds to provide scholarships to New York State REALTORS® who are interested in pursuing a certification or designation. Bidding ends Monday, January 31. To bid, visit the NYSREEF Facebook page!

National Designation/Certification Class Refresher
For active REALTORS® who have earned other NAR-family designations/certifications may retake previously completed designation/certification course for only $50, provided their dues are current!

Need a CE Certificate from NYSAR?
View and download your certificates once a class is processed by following these steps:
1. Visit NYSAR.com
2. Go to Member Login and sign-in
3. Once signed in, go to My Classes and Meetings
4. Select My Classes
5. Select the class and print the certificate

FREE Legal Update course information
The one-hour Legal Update course, which is approved for continuing education (CE) credit on recent legal matters, will be held once a month and is instructed by an attorney. This is a course that you will be eligible to take one time in your license cycle as a NYSAR member.  The 2022 Legal Update course dates are: February 23March 16April 25May 9June 15July 18August 16September 20October 26November 21 and December 12.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

NYSAR and Buffalo REALTORS® meet with Sen. Kennedy on landlord-tenant issues
This week, NYSAR and the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® held a joint meeting with state Senator Tim Kennedy to discuss the ongoing challenges being face by both landlords and tenants statewide due to the pandemic. Several REALTORS® living in Senator Kennedy’s district in Buffalo had the opportunity to describe their experiences as landlords dealing with eviction moratoriums, non-payment of rent, and efforts to keep good tenants in their buildings. Also, discussed were the harmful impacts that the state good cause eviction bill (S.3082/A.5573) would have on housing stock, tenants and small landlords.

Brooklyn REALTORS® testify at public hearing on cease and desist zone proposal
In November 2021, Governor Hochul signed legislation requiring the Department of State to hold a public hearing and conduct an investigation to determine if additional real estate cease and desist zones should be established in all or parts of Brooklyn. Several REALTOR® members living or working in Brooklyn testified at the hearing, which was held on January 11, in opposition to any proposed cease-and-desist zones. To view the full hearing, click here.

MEMBER PERK

Evaluate your risk for several of today’s most critical healthcare conditions with LifeLine Screening
Get screened at a convenient location near you for stroke, vascular disease, and heart rhythm. This $240 value is available at special NYSAR pricing of $135 – a 56 percent savings! Keep in mind, these same tests would likely cost more than $1,000 at a hospital. Learn more!

RPAC

RPAC of NY January auction item
Now that 2021 is in the bag, how about a fresh start on 2022 with this deluxe Coach bag? Super plush leather with shoulder strap in salmon.
Bidding will end Monday, January 31 at 5 p.m. To place your bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group.

RPAC Lounge to open as part of the Opportunity Awaits – NYSAR Mid-Winter Business Meetings
For a new $250 RPAC investment, you’ll gain access to an array of amenities in the RPAC Lounge on Tuesday, February 8! Amenities include a professional photographer, sketch artist, massage, deluxe breakfast and lunch, and much more. Register for the RPAC Lounge while registering for the Opportunity Awaits – NYSAR 2022 Mid-Winter Business Meetings by clicking here!
New York REALTORS® reach RPAC Federal Disbursement Allocation goal for the 10th consecutive year
Despite the many challenges our industry faced in 2021, New York REALTORS® stepped up to the plate to reach our critically important 2021 RPAC federal disbursement allocation goal of $373,612. This marks the 10th consecutive year of reaching this milestone. NY also exceeded our 2021 national fundraising goal of over $1 million and our President’s Circle goal of 20. Thank you to the REALTORS® from across New York who invested in RPAC and to our local boards for hosting an array of virtual and in person events to benefit RPAC 2021. As a result of your support, we were able to advocate for our industry, membership and the clients we serve. To view a final 2021 RPAC derby broken down by local board, click here! Stay tuned for the 2022 RPAC Goals to be announced soon.The power of your 2021 RPAC Investment
Looking for a return on your 2021 RPAC investment? How about this list of our 2021 legislative accomplishments, including a host of new measures recently signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. Thank you for your RPAC support this past year, let’s keep this RPAC momentum going into the new year!

 

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Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS®, the New York State Association of REALTORS® or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your NYSAR PAC reaches its PAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NYSAR PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS®, the New York State Association of REALTORS® or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your NYSAR PAC reaches its PAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NYSAR PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.