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For Immediate Release                    
March 18, 2010
Staff Contact
Melanie Green, Communications Director
Voice (904) 394-9494, ext. 1204
Fax (904) 398-8025

NEFAR President
Carol Hill
Voice (904) 296-1906

NEFAR Realtors Gear Up To Showcase Hundreds of Open Houses April 10 and 11
Buyers' ability to view hundreds of open houses within two days creates convenience and market excitement.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - To offer buyers the convenience of touring hundreds of homes for sale in one weekend, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors and their clients will host open houses April 10 and 11. NEFAR members are joining forces with Realtors from the Panhandle to Key West for the Florida Open House Weekend. The first-ever statewide Open House Weekend, which is sponsored by the 115,000-member Florida Realtors, presents a great opportunity for buyers and sellers alike.

"It's a home shopper's dream," according to NEFAR president Carol Hill. "Interested buyers have a convenient way to see as many homes as they want in one weekend, which is a real time saver. Sellers with open houses on display will benefit by the increased traffic generated by the event. It's a win-win!"

The Florida Open House Weekend comes just before the April 30, 2010, deadline for the federal homebuyer tax credit. Homes need to be under contract by April 30, 2010, and closed by June 30, 2010, for buyers to take advantage of up to $8,000 in tax credits.

The Open House Weekend presents a fun way to attract buyers and help them learn more about what is available in the local housing market. The event follows on the heels of the April 3 Home Buyers Expo at the University Center at UNF. At the Expo, attendees can garner knowledge about the home buying process and then put that knowledge to good use April 10 and 11 visiting open houses. Blue balloons featuring the signature Realtor "R" will fly from open houses that are part of the Florida Open House Weekend.

Locally, the crux of the Open House Weekend for consumers is the list of open houses that will be available April 10 and 11. A searchable roster allows consumers to view by area, see photos, and get home addresses with details. Please click the following link for the open house list:  April 10 - 11 Open House list.  Important: The open house list is a live, updating link with open houses being continuously added as the event date gets closer. Viewers should check back often as hundreds of local open houses are planned.

For more information, visit NEFAR.com.

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