New mortgage lending rules to protect consumers from risky loan products will take effect this Friday, and NAR will be on the front lines as homebuyers access safer mortgages that meet strong underwriting standards. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray attended an event held by NAR in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. Read about the CFPB/NAR discussion here
NAR has announced a two-year extension of its agreement with Chrysler Group LLC as NAR's official automobile manufacturer through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Through the partnership with Chrysler, REALTOR® members and staff of local, state and national associations or boards of REALTORS® and their immediate family members will continue to receive exclusive savings and benefits, like a $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of select new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and now select Fiat models, through 2015. Members are also eligible for a free, two-year "On The Job" service contract with their lease or purchase, which includes eight oil changes (including diesel), lube and filter – worth nearly $300. For more information and program details, visit www.realtor.org/Chrysler
Members Can Reserve .REALTOR Domain Name
NAR last week sent an e-mail to members about upcoming availability of the .REALTOR high-level Internet domain and inviting them to reserve their name on the new domain. .REALTOR will become operative shortly as part of an expansion of high-level domains authorized by the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body that governs Internet protocols. Only REALTORS in the United States and Canada can use the .REALTOR domain name. More
Here's How to Log into the MLS
On September 23, 2013, the www.nkar.com and www.nkmls.com websites were redirected to the new NKAR website and the new NKAR member site at my.nkar.com. NKMLS participants and subscribers with MLS access can login and access their NKMLS page, just like they would on the old site. To do so, simply click on the Member Login button at the top, right-hand corner of this page.
Members use their normal Agent ID and Password. Once logged in, members will see a number of buttons on the main page where it is possible through Single Sign On (SSO) to gain access to the NKMLS, and other SSO destinations. You will also see buttons to pay your bill online and to update your member profile. Click the Read More button to see step-by-step instructions on how to login to the NKMLS from the member website.