Launch Nears For New NEFAR.com!
A new NEFAR.com is set to launch the week of Dec. 9. As a result, you may notice that information on this current site may be a little outdated. Please bear with us as we are transferring files and focusing on work for the new site launch. Thanks for your patience!
Alert: Deed Copy NoticeNEFAR members:
A company named Record Transfer Services is mass mailing an official looking document called Deed Processing Notice, indicating that they can get homeowners a copy of their deed for $83. Don't be fooled - anyone can obtain a copy of their deed from public records for no cost or obtain a certified copy for less than $10. Most people don't need a copy of their deed because they have their original deed from the property closing.
REBar Camp - Back In Jax Jan. 10
Block the date - this high energy learning event takes place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at UNF's University Center. The event is FREE but limited to the first 500 registrants. Facebook Rumor on Healh Insurance Lien Is False
There is a rumor circulating that claims the IRS can attach a lien to a home if the owner fails to comply with the individual mandate under the new health reform law. This is false - the IRS cannot attach a lien to a home for failure to purchase health insurance. Starting in 2014, taxpayers that do not meet one of the law's exemptions must have health insurance or face a penalty. The first-year penalty is $95 or one percent of household income, whichever is greater. If a taxpayer fails to pay the penalty, the IRS will offset the penalty in the taxpayer's income tax return.City of Jax Wants Your Opinion
The City of Jacksonville's Task Force on Consolidated Government requests your input via a public survey relating to Jacksonville's consolidated government. The group is looking at the history, formation and operation of all areas of the consolidated government. The Task Force will produce a final report with recommendations for any change by April 30, 2014. Click here for the survey.NEFAR Has A New Flood Insurance Notice For Buyers
NEFAR has a new Flood Insurance Notice for members to provide to and have signed by buyers to inform them fully about flood insurance. Click here
for the full story.Copyright Warning: Don't Use Photos / Images Unless You Create Them
NEFAR Legal Counsel Jeff Marks warns members not to use copyrighted items, including photos or graphic images. Many people think that copying and reusing information, images or graphics from the Internet or another website is permitted - it's not! Click here for the full story. Are You A Seller Considering A Short Sale? Research Before Taking Action
If you're a seller considering a short sale, don't sell yourself short! Short sales can pose a number of legal and financial risks, including your credit score being negatively impacted. To learn about the issues and risks associated with short sales, as well as resources and considerations to help you make the right decision, check out our FREE Short Sale Seller Advisory - click here.
Get To Know NEFAR
Education, community service, and serving as the voice for real estate in northeast Florida are just a few of the areas in which NEFAR members are involved. Realtors do much more than help you buy or sell a home! We welcome you to watch our video and get to know us better.
NEFAR is the voice for real estate in northeast Florida, providing a facility for professional development, political advocacy, professional standards administration and exchange of information among its members and serves the public through efforts to protect private property rights. NEFAR is Northeast Florida's largest professional association, comprising more than 5,300+ members working in all facets of the real estate profession. NEFAR is headquartered in Jacksonville, with satellite Service Centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, Palatka and World Golf Village.