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Wednesday, April 20th & Thursday, April 21st
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Wednesday, May 11th & Thursday, May 12th
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Wednesday, June 8th or Thursday, June 9th
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Janet Barnett, President, Cherie Smith, President Elect, Dee Dee Richards, Vice President, Stacey Cannon, Secretary/Treasurer, Stacia Bonifant, Melanie Davis, Jean Ferenc, Toni Gebhardt, Charise Goodnight, Andy Hardie, Cindy Heinzman, Sami Holmgren, Christy Kisner, Bob Lundquist, Suzie Mack, Chuck Oldfather, PJ Ryan, and Mike Trueblood


Each year, the members elect a volunteer Board of Directors to represent them. The purpose of the  Board of Directors is to review and discuss issues which affect the association, and to work within a budget to make sure the financial resources are used to the best advantage of the members. As they begin the new year, we take this time to thank them for their service.

 Award Winners Announced


The REALTORS Association of Central Indiana is pleased to recognize our award winners for 2015 Honor Affiliate, 2015 Distinguished Service Award and 2016 REALTOR of the Year.  Collectively they have made significant contributions to the Association and we are thankful for their investment of time and talent to RACI.








Also recognized, are three members who have been awarded REALTOR Emeritus status. More significant than the time is the contribution each of the members represents to the Association.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following members for their continued support and faithful service to the REALTOR organization...

Berdina Head, FC Tucker / Tomlinson
Roger Lytle, Re/MAX Realty One
Becky Lavengood, The Hardie Group



News

IAR 2016 Forms Changes
IAR is committed to helping you keep your professional edge over non-REALTORS®. Each year, our attorneys and forms committee volunteers spend months reviewing federal rules and regulations, and new state laws and administrative rules to make sure your transactional forms are current. As a result of this latest review and member feedback, we will add two new forms to your residential library in 2016:  1) Addendum to Purchase Agreement Escalation Clause and 2) Signature Page Addendum. We will also make changes to the residential Purchase Agreement(s), Listing Contract(s), and the Mutual Release From Listing Contract.  2016 Residential Forms Changes

IRMLS DEFINITION MOBILE, MANUFACTURED AND MODULAR HOMES amended 7/21/15

These terms are frequently misunderstood. The following definitions are intended to help users understand the differences in the terms. Mobile/Manufactured Homes do not qualify for inclusion in the MLS because they are taxed as personal property by the State of Indiana. The MLS is for the sale/lease of real property only. The Mobile/Manufactured home can be included in the MLS if the land the mobile/Manufactured sits on is for sale.  read more...

SentriLock Now Integrated with IRMLS
You may now access SentriLock information within IRMLS.  Please access the SentriLock Integration document for more information on the functions and features available through the integration.

CFPB Issues Mortgage Toolkit
As part of their obligations under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an updated "Special Information Booklet" which is now known as the "Your Home Loan Toolkit."  The toolkit attempts to modernize and simplify the information presented to consumers and is designed to work better with the new forms and processes under RESPA/TILA harmonization that go into effect on August 1, 2015.
Your Home Loan Toolkit
Loan Estimate Example
Closing Disclosure Example
CFPB PowerPoint

Balance Needed between Regulation and Opportunity in Housing Market, Say Economists, Policy Experts
The nation’s leading housing economists spoke today at an economic and policy forum to appraise the state of the U.S. housing market.  Read more...

Fannie Mae Announces Assistance Program
On April 14, 2015, Fannie Mae announced a new program that offers 3% in closing costs assistance for first time homebuyers that purchase Fannie Mae REO properties.  To qualify, borrowers must complete Fannie Mae's online homebuyer education program, must be owner occupants, and have not owned a home in the past three years.

Agents must request the funds in the purchase contract, and once the purchase is complete, Fannie will also reimburse the $75 charged to take the course. Agents can find more information and contract language on Fannie Mae's HomePath website.
HomePath Website

IRMLS Launches Dashboard for Managing Brokers
IRMLS has launched a dashboard to allow brokers to control syndication of the firms listings. Read more...

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Market Statistics

IAR has released the

December Market Reports and Statistics

 Statewide Housing



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Member Benefits

Designed with you in mind, the REALTOR Benefits® Program is your official member benefits resource, bringing you discounts and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®.

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SentriSmart App
Manage your lockboxes with your mobile device.
  • Open lockboxes with your smartphone or tablet 
  • No need to update keycard every 3 days for showings
  • Automatic listing Assignments if the box hasn't been assigned to a property
  • Instant showing notifications 

 

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New Member Benefit

Everything you want to know about a property is here in one place, along with some easy to generate, attractive and comprehensive reports for buyers and sellers.

The RPR training webinar has been recorded and may be accessed here.

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