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The Biden administration announced a 60-day eviction ban extension. The new order is more limited than the old ban – it covers COVID hot spots only – but that still includes an estimated 90% of U.S. renters and seemingly all of Fla., which has seen rising numbers of cases in the past few weeks. WASHINGTON – The U.S. ban on evictions expired on July 31, but the Biden administration, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announced a new 60-day extension. The ban now continues until Oct. 3, 2021. The new ban focuses on COVID-19 infection levels by area, but it reportedly includes about 90% of U.S. renters, including all – or almost ...
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Florida Realtors has announced a new member benefit! The Safe Showings app and everything you will gain from this can be found here: https://safeshowings.com/floridarealtors Please take a moment and check out this video to learn more. Nothing is more important than you and your client's safety.
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Annual Election Notice Notice to Members Act Immediately Director Election Instructions  Our  Annual Meeting of the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® will be held on September 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.  in our Association office 2950 Pineda Plaza Way, Palm Shores.  During this Annual Meeting, all candidates for the Board of Directors will be introduced and given an opportunity to share their visions for the future of our Association.    If you would like to be considered for a position on the Board of Directors please complete and return the  Director Profile form , which is included in this announcement no later than 9:00 a.m. on ...
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CFPB Launches Website to Make it Easier to Find Rental Assistance, Plus New Resources from NAR Today the White House announced the launching of a new website from the CFPB to help renters and housing providers find rental assistance to cover rent owed as a result of COVID-19.  The website makes it easy to find a rental assistance provider in your area.  NAR was invited by the White House to participate in a “call-to-action” to spread the word about this new resource, so you will see it shared on NAR’s social media accounts; please feel free to re-post to your own groups and accounts to get the word out!  To further assist with the call-to-action, the White ...
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With deepest condolences, we inform you of the passing of Marjorie D. Kahl. Marjorie D. Kahl – November 20, 1927 – July 19,2021 Marjorie D. Kahl (Margie) passed away peacefully at home on July 19, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Frederic D. Kahl Jr. She is survived by her children, Fredric D Kahl III, Kent C. Kahl, Richard A. Kahl and Laurie S. Kahl, 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Margie was a well-known Real Estate Broker / Associate in Central Brevard for over 45 years & was actively selling at Daignault Realty, Inc. up till 2019. She was loved by all who knew here. Arrangements are being handled by Island Cremations. ...
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What is a dual or variable rate commission? Let's break it down... when the listing broker took the listing, they and the seller agreed that if the listing broker brings the buyer without the assistance of a cooperating broker, the listing broker will reduce their commission by X%.   Basically, the seller will pay a different commission if the property is sold by the listing broker. The listing agent must disclose there is a dual or variable rate commission in the MLS. This is done by selecting Y/N in the Variable Commission section. MLS Rules and Regulations Section 5.3 Dual or Variable Rate Commission Arrangements: The existence of a dual or variable ...
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On Wednesday, July 21 st Space Coast Association of Realtors® hosted a membership meeting which included training on Fair Housing for all, the program was titled “No Longer *Just* a Realtor®”. Guest speaker Leigh Brown did a phenomenal job presenting a true picture of what Fair Housing for All means and the duty Realtors® have to the public and to each other in providing equal housing opportunities to everyone. One statement that Leigh made that really stood out was “it’s about the bigger picture, you may be receiving leads, but don’t think of them as leads, don’t call them leads, call them neighbors”. To view the full slide deck presentation, click ...
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Brevard County: Brevard County, FL to Hold Public Hearing of 2021-2022 Millage Rate The Commission will consider the 2021-2022 millage rates. The Commission will hold a public hearing at at 7/20/21 meeting. Related Documents: 7/20/2021 Background 7/20/2021 Meeting Agenda Cape Canaveral: Cape Canaveral, FL to Consider Adopting of FY22 Millage Rate The Council will consider Resolution No. 2021-08; adopting a Tentative Proposed Millage rate for the levy of Ad Valorem Taxes for Fiscal Year 2021/2022 on all taxable property ...
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It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of our long time member Louie Human. Louie was the Broker Owner of Space Coast Real Estate which he opened in 1989 and enjoyed serving the real estate needs of the community for 32 years. Arrangements had to be made quickly in order for immediate family members to attend his funeral. The viewing will be held today, July 12, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM North Brevard Funeral Home 1450 Norwood Avenue Titusville, FL 32796 The funeral service will be on Tuesday, July 13th at 10:00 am Way of Life Baptist Church 1571 North Singleton Avenue Titusville, FL Our thoughts and prayers are with the Human ...
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Recap of recent MLS Rule changes as approved by the Board of Directors in their May and June Board meetings. These revised rules are effective immediately (as of this notice). Attached to this document is a copy of the rule changes identifying deleted language by striking through the deleted words and underlined words is new language added to the rules. Click here to view the word-by-word notice of changes. Click here to see the current MLS Rules and Regulations with these changes incorporated. Overview of Changes: For a quick recap the following is provided:  Listing Exclusion Paperwork – Must be filed with the MLS within 1 business day ...
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We need your help! Florida Realtors is throwing their full support behind a drive to amend Florida's constitution. But that petition needs almost 1 million signatures, including yours! The point of this petition is to stop the diversion of existing funds from housing trust funds and keeps housing funds for housing. Starting today, copies of the petition form are available at the Association office. Come in, fill out the petition form (all you need is the legal name on your voter's registration along with your date of birth or voter registration number), and we'll mail it in for you. You can view the full petition here at www.housingfunds4housing.org
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It is with deepest sympathy that we inform you of the passing of longtime member Robert Kellar, Sr. Robert was the Broker/Owner of Cocoa Beach Realty, later to be named Coldwell Banker Coast Realty. He gave back to his real estate professional by serving on the Professional Standards Committee for many years and then retired to enjoy life in 2014. Robert passed away on Father's day, June 20, 2021. He was born in 1922 and fought in three wars; Italy, Korea, and Vietnam. He pursued his real estate career after retiring from the Army as a Colonel. Survivors includes his daughters Katheryn and Karen, and a son Bob Kellar, Jr. along with numerous grandchildren ...
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The City of Palm Bay is seeking public input on the Comprehensive Plan Update. This is the first in a series of three public meetings. Join the City of Palm Bay on Tuesday, June 29th at 6:00 pm in the Palm Bay City Council Chambers, located at 120 Malabar Road SE. The meeting will run from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. If you are unable to attend the in-person meeting, the workshop will be available via Zoom. Individuals interested in attending virtually may log in at 6:00 pm using this link. Here is Palm Bay Mayor Rob Medina talking about the importance of the Comp Plan Update: https://youtu.be/PdNxNT0TY10
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Notice to Members Act Immediately Director Election Instructions  Our Annual Meeting of the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® will be held on September 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in our Association office 2950 Pineda Plaza Way, Palm Shores.  During this Annual Meeting, all candidates for the Board of Directors will be introduced and given an opportunity to share their visions for the future of our Association.    If you would like to be considered for a position on the Board of Directors please complete and return the Director Profile form , which is included in this announcement no later than 9:00 a.m. on August 4, 2021.  Please ...
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Comedy night is back and we can't wait to see you all! Get ready to laugh and give back! Friday July 16th - tickets are $25 can be purchased online here -> bcincomedy.givesmart.com (includes admission for 1, comedy show, beer & wine) THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! Bring cash for 50/50 and raffle tickets Food Trucks will be onsite at 5:30 pm Comedy Show starts at 7:00 pm Confirmed food trucks: (credit cards will be accepted at the food trucks) Big Don's BBQ Chef Moe's Taste Budz 4th Street Filling Station Just Cupcakin' Around The Acai Shack
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There will be a celebration of life for Nancy Carlis McGinley, wife of Sal Aleguas, 1987 Past President of Space Coast Association of Realtors. At the time of her passing, Nancy was the office manager of Sal Aleguas, Inc., where she and Sal worked together since 2005. Please join Nancy and Sal's family as they celebrate the life of Nancy on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:30 am Space Coast Association of Realtors 2950 Pineda Plaza Way Palm Shores, FL  32940 Nancy started her real estate career in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She was a long-time member of the Melbourne Area Board of Realtors where she worked for Pruitt Real Estate for many years. Nancy was ahead ...
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Find your next listing with data & tools from RPR Now is a good time to be proactive about prospecting for listings, RPR, your member benefit, can help. The data platform has a step-by-step wizard to help you research and identify potential sellers in a geography, and then filter by public records, time owned, and more. Finally, you'll wrap up your analysis by creating free mailing labels from RPR. You get up t0 2,000 each month! Start Prospecting now! Visit narrpr.com Make your prospecting decisions based on data Don't dread the idea of prospecting for new business. This on demand webinar from RPR will equip you with data-based strategies ...
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Join Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization for their virtual annual open house; behind the scenes of transportation transformation! Wednesday, June 16th 5:30pm Learn about: Top Priority Projects in Brevard Bike/Ped Safety Initiatives Intelligent Transportation Systems How Projects Get Funding Getting Involved Register Today! www.tinyurl.com/SCTPO321OpenHouse
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It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of our long time member Jerry Williams. Jerry is survived by his wife Jettie Williams, broker owner of Williams Realty Group. Obituary obtained from www.legacy.com Melbourne - Jerry Paul Williams of Melbourne, Florida died on May 7th, 2021 at the age of 81 years. He was born October 17th, 1939 to Joseph Laverne Williams and Cleo Maye Hill in Waterloo Iowa. Jerry was the second eldest of five brothers and two sisters. A graduate of Lincoln High School in Tacoma Washington he earned a B. A. Degree in Accounting and Finance with minors in Business Law and Literature from the University of Iowa in 1962. ...
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