Deadline Looms to Refile for Homestead Tax Break
A law, passed in 2009, says homeowners will lose their deduction beginning in 2013 if they don’t
complete and return a homestead verification form by Jan. 1.
Recently, the Indianapolis
Business Journal ran an article featuring central Indiana counties that discusses this, but remember it applies
statewide. Make sure you, your neighbors and your clients refile to
claim the homestead deduction by January 1st. Everyone must. Call your
county auditor's office with questions.
RPAC Fundraising Totals for the 2013 Fundraising Year
As we kick off the 2013
fundraising year, we want to thank everyone again for making 2012 a great
year! Statewide, we raised 129% of goal! We look forward to
carrying this momentum into the 2013 fundraising year. With only one month of
the 2013 fundraising year behind us, we have a long road ahead. With your help,
2013 could be even better than 2012! Happy Holidays!
2013 Fundraising Totals and FairShare Report
Assistance: Contact Eric Augustus
Secure Your Hotel Room Now for 2013 IAR Legislative Conference
Please save the dates: January 28 & 29, 2013
IAR invites you to join members from across the state at the Legislative Conference in downtown Indianapolis
At the heart of this annual event is the REALTOR® Day at the Statehouse, which is your opportunity to help shape laws that affect your profession and the marketplace.
Our success requires active advocacy by every REALTOR® member. And with 28 new legislators and a new governor, we need you at the Legislative Conference more than ever.
Registration will open after the first of year, so watch your inbox. Until then here's a preliminary conference draft schedule. And you can book your overnight accommodations at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown online or by calling 317-822-3500 and requesting the special IAR rate.
Don't Wait - Transition Your License to Broker and Earn GRI Credit
Recent changes to
Indiana real estate license law requires licensed salespersons to transition to
brokers before July 1, 2014. RECP recommends completing the transition course
by January 1, 2014 to avoid a possible backlog of processing. As an added
bonus, licensees who complete the transition course will satisfy their continuing
education requirements and earn 22 credits towards a GRI designation! Enroll
today in an online (OnDemand) or in-person 24-hour broker transition course.
A Holiday Gift from RECP
The Real Estate Certification Program (RECP) would like to wish you Happy Holidays. Here is our gift to you, reprinted with permission from author Marvia Korol. Please enjoy this REALTOR® Christmas story.
2013 IAR Legislative Conference
January 28-29, 2013
Registration Coming Soon
Professional Standards Training
January 31, 2013 - Merrillville
February 27, 2013 - Kokomo
February 28, 2013 - Fort Wayne
March 7, 2013 - Bloomington
March 8, 2013 - Clarksville
SFR: Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource Certification
February 1, 2013
2013 IAR Officers Elected
As determined by the IAR bylaws, the 2013 Executive
Committee has met and elected IAR’s officers for the coming year. Joining President Kevin Kirkpatrick are Kevin
Eastridge, President Elect and Bruce Bright, Treasurer.
Congratulations as well to Bob Lewis and Ken Steury who were
elected as 2013 NAR Directors.
IRLA Day at the State House
Did you ever wonder just how a bill becomes a law? Members
of the Indiana REALTORS® Leadership Academy Class of 2012-2013 can now answer
that for you. Recently, the class met at the Indiana State House for “A
Day in the Life of a State Legislator”. Check out more information on the
class and what they learned here.
GRI Text Club
the Graduate REALTORS® Institute (GRI) text club for more information
about the GRI designation, available courses and fun prizes! To join,
text GRI to 71813.