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The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) is a non-profit organization serving the professional needs of its members. It is part of the nation's largest trade organization, the  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).

NJAR® membership is composed of commercial and residential brokers and salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and other real estate professionals who have pledged to subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics.

Contact:

Lauren Castellano
Media Coordinator
Phone: (732) 494-4709
Fax: (732) 404-8130
E-mail:lcastellano@njar.com

NJAR
295 Pierson Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837    

Phone: (732) 494-5616
Fax:   (732) 494-4723

Expectations High for Spring Selling Season

The market is gearing back up for the traditionally busy spring season and statewide data for the first quarter of the year shows that a healthy and energetic housing market is likely over the next few months for both buyers and sellers, with many pending sales and new listings in the pipeline

New Jersey’s Year-End Real Estate Report: 2013 Was a Great Year for Housing

Edison, N.J. - January 28, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The December 2013 housing market report from the New Jersey Association of Realtors shows that over the course of the year, the housing market proved to be strong. In fact, closed sales were at the highest levels since 2005, to 94,671 units, up 18.1 percent. There are still fewer homes to comprise the total state inventory, but new properties came on the market in greater numbers than during 2012, so if that continues, 2014 will see a well-balanced market.

New Jersey’s November Real Estate Report

Edison, N.J. - December 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The November housing market report from the New Jersey Association of Realtors shows that the market is continuing to steadily recover. The market showed a modest 1.9 percent increase in both the median sales price as well as closed sales over November 2012, while continuing to show a decrease in the days on market and total inventory.

New Jersey Association of Realtors to Participate in Nationwide Open House Weekend Kicking off...

Edison, NJ - April 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions in a person’s life, and choosing that house comes with an array of options. To assist buyers with this process, Realtors across New Jersey will host open houses during the Nationwide Open House Weekend on April 20 and 21. For sellers, this is a wonderful opportunity to get their homes in front of many buyers in a short period of time.

NJAR® EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS

EDISON, N.J. - July 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® Educational Foundation (NJAREF) awarded 40 students yesterday afternoon with a total of $57,000 in scholarships to use towards furthering their education. Scholarships this year ranged from $1,000 to $2,500 and were presented to recipients at The Pines Manor in Edison, N.J.

REALTOR® ASSN. LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD NEIGHBORS

EDISON, N.J. - July 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) is currently seeking nominations of REALTORS® who have acted as “good neighbors” through their dedication to community service. The NJAR® Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORS® who do more than help others buy and sell real estate in their community; they actively devote their time and resources to community service activities.

NJAR RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING 1st Q HOME SALES

Edison, NJ - May 30, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Reacting to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®' (NAR) 2012 First Quarter Metropolitan Area Home Prices report, New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) Chief Executive Officer Jarrod C. Grasso today issued the following statement

NJAR® Reports Show Tax Caps and Consolidation Can Help Ease Property Tax Burden

Edison, N.J. - November 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) Governmental Research Foundation (GRF) today released a group of three reports on methods of controlling property taxes in New Jersey. The first two studies show the benefits associated with consolidating either services such as police, fire, municipalities or school districts. The third report details how property taxes can be controlled and ultimately lowered by the new 2.0 percent property tax cap that took effect at the beginning of this year. The reports listed below were conducted for NJAR®GRF by the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research:

NJAR® Reports Show Tax Caps and Consolidation Can Help Ease Property Tax Burden

Edison, N.J. - October 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) Governmental Research Foundation (GRF) today released a group of three reports on methods of controlling property taxes in New Jersey. The first two studies show the benefits associated with consolidating either services such as police, fire, municipalities or school districts. The third report details how property taxes can be controlled and ultimately lowered by the new 2.0 percent property tax cap that took effect at the beginning of this year. The reports listed below were conducted for NJAR®GRF by the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research:

NJAR® RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING 2nd QUARTER HOME SALES & PRICE REPORT

Edison, N.J. - August 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Reacting to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®' (NAR) 2011 Second Quarter Metropolitan Area Home Prices/State Resales report, New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) Chief Executive Officer Jarrod C. Grasso today issued the following statement:

NJAR® Green Building Report Shows Costs and Benefits of Home Energy Efficiency Improvements

Edison, N.J. - August 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) Governmental Research Foundation (GRF) today released a report showing the economic costs and benefits associated with “green building” practices or techniques improving the energy efficiency of a home. The study, Costs and Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency Improvements, was conducted for NJAR® GRF by the Rutgers Center for Green Building at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University

NJAR® Housing Opportunity Foundation and Partners Present Free Financial Seminar

Edison, NJ - September , 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunity Foundation, Inc. (NJARHOF) is proud to announce its latest endeavor to educate and empower New Jersey’s consumers.

Registration Now Open for 10th Annual Triple Play Convention

Edison, NJ - September 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Registration is now open for the tenth year of the Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo, the largest annual real estate event in the region.

NJ REALTORS® say state programs make homeownership in NJ more affordable than ever

Edison, NJ - August 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Record low mortgage rates and an abundance of housing choice have combined to make home buying extremely affordable across the nation.

NJAR® Housing Opportunity Foundation and Partners Present Free Financial Seminar

EDISON, N.J. - June 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunity Foundation, Inc. (NJARHOF) is proud to announce its latest endeavor to educate and empower New Jersey's consumers.

NJAR® Releases Statement Regarding 1st Quarter Home Sales Report

Edison, NJ - May 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Reacting to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®' (NAR) 2010 First Quarter Metro Home Prices/State Resales report, New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) Chief Executive Officer Jarrod C. Grasso, RCE, today issued the following statement:

REALTOR® Association and Housing Foundation Present Free Programs to Benefit Public

Edison, NJ - April 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) is proud to announce various endeavors to educate and empower New Jersey's consumers. Through its Helping Hands Towards Homeownership program, the NJAR® Housing Opportunity Foundation, Inc. (NJARHOF) will be partnering with TD Bank and HOMEcorp to present a financial literacy series on April 13th and April 20th at the Montclair Library.

REALTORS® Statewide Take Part in Nationwide Open House Weekend

Edison, NJ - March 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The spring home buying season is in full swing and so is spring cleaning as REALTORS® across the state prepare to showcase their inventory to prospective buyers during a nationwide Open House Weekend on April 10 and 11, 2010.

Foundation Helps Address Workforce Housing Issues for New Jersey’s Working Families

Edison, N.J. - January 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunity Foundation, Inc. (NJARHOF) is partnering with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and select lenders and nonprofit housing organizations to increase homeownership opportunities for working families throughout New Jersey through NAR's Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) class.

10 Real Estate Facts for 2010

Edison, NJ - January 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The turn of a new year comes with both question and promise regarding New Jersey real estate.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Lautenberg Announces Millions in New Funding for Housing in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced millions of dollars in new funding for New Jersey’s public housing authorities to rehabilitate and modernize public housing units in New Jersey. The capital improvement money was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Obama.

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Reps. Pascrell and Tiberi Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Patient Access...

Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Pat Tiberi (R-OH), members of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced the Medicare Part B Home Infusion Services Temporary Transitional Payment Act. This bipartisan bill creates a new transitional payment structure for providers of home infusion services before policies signed into law in the 21st Century Cures Act take effect in 2021.