Volume 5, Issue 19:  November 7, 2012

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TODAY IS ELECTION DAY, DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!  Your vote counts, and it can impact your business, so make sure you get out and VOTE today!  And remember, redistricting may have changed your polling place, so if you're not sure where to VOTE, you can click HERE for the Delaware Polling Place Locator, it's quick and easy!

PRESIDENT STONESIFER SPEAKS OUT:  Delaware Association of REALTORS® President, Todd Stonesifer, writes about the economic advantages to a First Time Homebuyer's Transfer Tax Exemption in the Delaware State News.  You can check out President Stonesifer's article HERE.

DNREC Division of Water Resources Meeting:  DNREC's Source Water Assessment and Protection Program is holding a Citizens and Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC) Meeting on November 7, 2012 from 8:30am to 12:00pm, at the Kent County Administration Building.  The topics will include nitrates in Delaware's groundwater, protecting groundwater and drinking water, and on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems. For more information Email:dnrec_swapp@state.de.us

Complete Communities Summit:  The University of Delaware, DelDOT and the Delaware State Office of Planning Coordination is holding a Complete Communities Summit on November 13th at the Dover Downs.  DAR is co-sponsoring the event.  You can learn more about the Summit HERE.

Executive Order #36:  Hearings for Governor Markell's Executive Order #36 have begun, so now is the time to act on state regulations that need changing!  Executive Order #36 requires a review of all state agency regulations that have been on the books for 3 1/2 years or longer.  Each state agency will have a different time frame for public meetings and public comment on regulations.  To learn more about Executive Order #36 click HERE.

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Federal News In Case You Missed It:

CALL TO ACTION!  NAR: Extend Mortgage Cancellation Tax Relief: The National Association of REALTORS® sent out a call to action to its million-plus members this weekend, urging them to support an extension of tax relief on mortgage forgiveness.  Click HERE to take action now! 

RPR's All-Member Launch: What You Need to Know: The Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) is now officially open to all of the 1 million members of the National Association of REALTORS®. HERE are some resources to help you get started with this tool:  All-Member Launch:  What You Need to Know.

Hurricane Sandy Donations Urged:  NAR President Moe Veissi in an e-mail to all NAR members urged REALTORS® to step up in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to help those in need throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. "The loss of life attributed to the storm is heartrending," Veissi says. Donate and share link to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation with others. One hundred percent of donations directly benefit disaster victims; NAR covers all Foundation administration expenses. 

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