The 5-31-11 Newsletter of the Tennessee Association of REALTORS
Editor: Pug Scoville


CONTENTS
1. REMINDER: Nationwide Open House Weekend, June 4-5!
2. Upcoming Courses
3. Rates At Low Point For 2011
4. Useful Web Links

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1. REMINDER: Nationwide Open House Weekend, June 4-5!

The 2011 REALTOR Nationwide Open House will be held on this coming weekend: June 4-5, 2011!

This event, which began on a local level a few years ago, is a weekend when REALTORS across the country — and across the globe (!) — are invited to hold open houses in their area. It is designed to drive buyers’ attention and interest to homes for sale and offers opportunities to educate the public about the benefits of home ownership.

All local associations and firms are encouraged to capitalize on the national publicity surrounding this weekend and participate in this year’s REALTOR Nationwide Open House!

Check out NAR’s Field Guide to Open Houses, for tips on how to make YOUR Open Houses more successful:
http://www.realtor.org/library/library/fg207


2. Upcoming Courses

June 8: 2011-2012 Residential Core Course (6 hrs. CE) – Clarksville Assn. Office, Clarksville. For more information or to register, call 931-552-3567.

June 8: 2011-2012 Commercial Core Course (6 hrs. CE) – NETAR Office. Gray, TN. For more information or to register, call 423-477-0040.

June 8: TransactionDesk Advanced Course (3 hrs. CE) – MAAR Office, Memphis. For more information or to register, call 901-818-2421.

June 8-9: ABR 2-Day Course (16 hrs. CE) – MAAR Office, Memphis. For more information or to register, call 901-818-2421.

June 9: Real Estate Marketing Reboot (8 hrs. CE) – MAAR Office, Memphis. For more information or to register, call 901-818-2421.

June 9: 2011-2012 Residential Core Course (6 hrs. CE) – EMTAR Office, Mt. Juliet. For more information or to register, call 615-758-9851.

The complete 2011 schedule of GRI courses (both Classroom and E-Class) is online HERE.

Watch each week’s TAR DIGEST for schedule changes and additions!


3. Rates Hit New Low for 2011

Fixed mortgage rates have fallen for six straight weeks, with 30- and 15-year loans dipping to their lowest levels since mid-December and late November, respectively. Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year loan averaged 4.60 percent this past week, down from 4.61 percent; and the 15-year loan averaged 3.78 percent, down from 3.80 percent. Five-year adjustable-rate mortgages slipped, meanwhile, to 3.41 percent from 3.48 percent in the previous week.

[SOURCES: Freddie Mac; Information, Inc.]


4. Useful Internet Links

Click on any of the following to access:

Back Issues of the TAR DIGEST
Tennessee Assn. of REALTORS
TAR Education
TAR on LinkedIn
TAR on Facebook
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Online Risk Reduction Resources
Online Resources for Association Leaders
Tennessee Real Estate Commission