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A special Valentine’s treat for all the lovers of REALTOR® advocacy! Read on for info on early voting, the 2020 Census, the State of Housing, and even a new event spotlighting a key issue. Don’t worry, we kept this short so you will have time to enjoy your chocolates.

What’s in this edition?

  1. Vote Early (But Not Often)
  2. Stand Up And Be Counted
  3. No, we weren’t kidding. We are talking about the State of Housing

And more important updates because it is time for #NCREALTORSVote2020

Early Voting for the March 3 primary kicked off at hundreds of sites across the state yesterday, signaling the formal start to the elections in North Carolina. Though the hours of operation and locations vary based on county, Early Voting will remain open until Saturday, February 29.

Aren’t registered to vote? You still can at any early voting site in your county. This is only for new registrations though. You can’t make changes to an existing registration, including changing party identification without contacting your local Board of Elections.

We have put together a ton of resources to make sure you are informed when you go to the polls, including a list of NC REALTORS® PAC-supported candidates. Check out for everything.



So make sure you are counted!

As required by the Constitution, every ten years the government conducts a census of the population of the United States. The data collected helps determine the allocation of numerous federal programs, including the how many Members of Congress a state gets. With North Carolina’s population continuing its significant growth our state is poised to gain not only another member of Congress (our 14th delegation member) but also access to more federal dollars. The data is also extremely important for many of the studies conducted by NAR and other researchers.

This year, you will have three options to take the Census: By phone, By mail, or Online (new for 2020). You should begin receiving more information in mid-March.

NC REALTORS® has launched a new page ( with a lot of resources and links for this year’s Census. NAR has also developed a Census Guide which gives you numerous resources that you can share with your friends and clients.

Take the Census so that North Carolina has a Complete Count!


We have and we want to share some knowledge with you!

As we learn more about the housing market of today, tomorrow, and the future, we continue to find new resources and ways of thinking. Though they get shared throughout the year in emails just like this we wanted to bring them all together into one platform. That is why this year’s NC REALTORS State of Real Estate is solely focused on the STATE OF HOUSING!

Wondering about the differences between affordable housing and housing affordability? We have a speaker for that!

What about the housing challenges facing rural areas? Are they the same as those facing urban areas? Join us to find out!

And can you actually live in a 3D-printed house? We shall see…

Make plans to be in Durham on Tuesday, September 15 for a comprehensive look at these topics and much more. This is the can’t miss event of the year! Registration is open and if you act fast, you can get the Early Bird rate! REGISTER TODAY >>

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