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What’s in this edition?
  • NC REALTORS® Call for Action: Take Action!
  • NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate…Back and Better Than Ever
  • Opportunity Zone Webinar: January 31
  • Happening on Jones Street
  • Federal Focus
  • NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
NC REALTORS® Call for Action: Take Action!

In the last days of 2018, the North Carolina Rate Bureau, a non-government entity made up of insurance company representatives, presented a request to state Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to increase homeowners’ insurance rates an average of 17.4 percent. This is the second rate increase request in just TWO YEARS, with rates being increased 4.8 percent statewide on average in 2017.


TAKE ACTION > > and tell Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to REJECT the Rate Bureau’s current request.

Any rate increase will negatively impact the decision-making of your clients and ultimately the state’s real estate industry. Just a couple of percent increase in insurance rates can mean hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars in additional costs that will have to be borne by the homeowner. While the average rate increase requested is only 17.4 percent, some communities across the state could see up to a 30 percent increase.

Tell Commissioner Causey to protect North Carolina’s real estate industry!

NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate…Back and Better Than Ever

NC REALTORS® State of Real Estate is back and better than ever this year. We will return to historic downtown Wilmington, April 11 and 12 for an in-depth discussion of one of the biggest issues facing our industry: the state of housing. Make plans to join us for local tours, panels featuring nationally-recognized experts like Dr. Lawrence Yun from NAR, and opportunities to network with fellow REALTORS® and thought leaders from across the state.

Early bird registration is OPEN and is just $39! Make sure to register today before this discount closes and before all of the awesome tours are booked.

Learn More > >

Join us for an Opportunity Zone Webinar: January 31

Heard of these new “opportunity zones” but don’t know what they are really about? Join the NC REALTORS® Economic Development Committee and REALTORS® Commercial Alliance for a two-part webinar series focusing on what opportunity zones are, where they are in North Carolina (hint: there are 252 certified sites in the state), and how you can use them to benefit your clients.

The first webinar will take place on Thursday, January 31 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. We will be joined by Jessica Clancy from PricewaterhouseCoopers for a discussion of how opportunity zones were set-up at the federal level and some of the opportunities under the tax law for using them.

Register >>

Happening on Jones Street

The “Happening on Jones Street” section will return next week when the General Assembly resumes its work. Legislators will return to Raleigh on Wednesday (January 30) to commence their formal work for the year.

Federal Focus

Based on news out of Washington this afternoon (January 25), it appears that Congressional leaders and President Trump have reached a short-term deal to re-open the government. Details are still coming in, so make sure to watch news outlets for continued updates. NAR will also provide more information on their page as it becomes available. Learn More >>

NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

Mark your calendars for March 25-27 for NC REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Raleigh. This is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with your legislators and advocate for important REALTOR® issues on Jones Street. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

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