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April is Fair Housing Month - Slow down to ensure equal access to all

ROLL RIGHT THRU

Rolling through your day on autopilot? Just because it’s second nature, doesn’t mean it’s right. Slow down and make sure you’re providing equal service to all.April is Fair Housing Month and a great time to affirm you’re helping to build thriving, inclusive communities. Fair housing impacts all NAR members, all markets, and all neighborhoods. Check yourself. Educate yourself. Hold yourself accountable. Because That’s Who We R®. Visit nar.realtor/FHM to access tools to help you prevent discrimination in real estate.

CVG Construction Project Update 

Runway 9/27 will be closed starting in March 2021 through the fall. Runway 18R/36L, which is the airport’s western-most runway, will also be closed at points during that time. Therefore, communities north and south of CVG may notice an increase in aviation noise in 2021, including between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am. Communities to the east and west of CVG may not experience as much aviation noise as usual during this project.

 
For specific details about the project, timelines, and more information about the potential impact, we have a project information page at the following link: https://cvgairport.com/about/NewHeights/runway-9-27-improvement
 
For specifics about noise abatement, we have a page full of resources at the following link: https://cvgairport.com/flight/noise-abatement. Additionally, residents are welcome to fill out a noise complaint form or call our noise line at (859)767-7020 for any complaints, questions, or concerns.
 
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Home Buying and Selling During the Pandemic: What You Need to Know

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Resources to help you navigate the new real estate normal....

Technology and good-old-fashioned creativity are helping agents, buyers, and sellers abide by COVID-19 health and safety practices while getting deals done.

Some buyers are touring houses virtually. Others visit in person while remaining at least six feet from their agent. Sellers are hosting open houses on Facebook Live. Appraisers are doing drive-by valuations. Buyers are watching inspections via video call. Masked and gloved notaries are getting signatures on doorsteps.

“We have had to make some adjustments, for sure,” says Brian K. Henson, a REALTOR® with Atlanta Fine Homes / Sotheby’s International Realty in Alpharetta, Ga. “Everyone is trying to minimize face-to-fHere’s what home buying and selling during the pandemic looks like.ace interactions. There have been some delays, but mostly, deals are getting done, just with tweaks.”

 

RIGHT TOOLS, RIGHT NOW

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In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, and its impact on the real estate industry, NAR is taking steps to support members through these uncertain times. The Right Tools, Right Now initiative, which was activated once before in 2009, makes new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts – right now – and is available to REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations.

Check out the right tools right now program on NAR's website. nar.realtor/right-tools-right-now 

 

 

Self-Employed, Small Business Included in Emergency Aid Measures

The Senate passed emergency legislation Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 to provide support to workers and families during the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill has gone to President Trump, who signed it into law.


 
NAR has published a comprehensive guide to the $2 trillion, 880-page bill educating REALTORS® on the many benefits of the recently passed CARES Act and how they might affect you and your business.

 
These include:
•   $350 billion for the Small Business Administration 7(a) loan program, allowing eligible small businesses to secure up to $10 million toward mortgage interest, rents, utilities, and payroll costs. 
 
•   A significant expansion of unemployment insurance for the self-employed and independent contractors that could provide benefits for up to 39 weeks. These workers are not usually covered under traditional state unemployment benefit programs.
 
•   An employee retention tax credit estimated to provide $50 billion to companies that retain existing employees.
 
•   Rebates of $1,200 to single filers and $2,400 to joint filers, plus $500 for each child, subject to income limitations.
 
•   A 60-day foreclosure moratorium and up to 1 year of mortgage forbearance.
 
Among a host of other initiatives, NAR is also working with lawmakers to expand access to remote online notary services and provide direct rental assistance for families who have income loss due to COVID-19. COVID-19 Advocacy FAQ
 

View Legislation Details 

Impact on NAR members