Monday, December 10, 2012

GTAR Weekly Facts – December 10, 2012

2013 Annual Dues
If you have not paid your GTAR dues, a $20 late payment fee has been added to your account. Payment was due by November 30, 2012. REALTOR® dues are $484 and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® dues are $454. For a breakdown of where your dues dollars go:
December 15: Deadline to Submit Completed Forms to GTAR!
Help Nominate the GTAR 2012 Sales Associate of the Year! The winner will be announced at the GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet January 24, 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize an outstanding Sales Associate. Nomination forms are available online at or click here.
December 15: Deadline to Submit Completed Forms to GTAR!
Help Nominate the GTAR 2012 REALTOR® of the Year! The winner will be announced at the GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet January 24, 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize a REALTOR® (Broker) for their service to the real estate industry. Nomination forms are available online at or click here.
Thursday, December 13: Office closes at 3:30 p.m.
Monday, December 24: Office closes at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25: Office is closed all day
Tuesday, January 1: Office is closed all day
December 26 until January 2: Board Store Closed for Inventory
The GTAR/NORES Board Store will be closed for inventory Thursday, December 26 until noon on Wednesday, January 2, 2012, so please plan ahead. This will not affect Key and KeyBox purchases.
December 13
RCA “Holiday” Insight Social
GTAR’s REALTORS® Commercial Alliance invites you to attend a special RCA “Holiday” Insight Social, Thursday, December 13, 4:00-6:30 p.m. at White Owl Pub (Cherry Street - 1325 E. 15th Street - upstairs). Special guest, Delise Tomlinson, executive director, downtown development, Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce will talk about current events and upcoming projects happening in downtown Tulsa that you may or may not know about—you may be surprised! (Presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m.) There is no cost to attend, but an RSVP is required. RSVP by emailing or calling 918-663-7500. View Invitation

Registration is Now Open!
2013 GTAR/NORES Installation & Awards Banquet: Seated dinner will be Thursday, January 24, 12:00 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; cost is $25 per person. This year’s theme is Let the Good Times Roll. Join us in honoring our outgoing presidents, incoming presidents, officers and 2012 award winners. For banquet details and to make reservations online with a credit card, log on to; under the Member Resources tab, click GTAR Events, then 2013 Presidents’ Banquet. Or, complete the Reservation Form and fax it to 918-663-8815.
Call for Action on Housing
The REALTOR® Party needs your help to protect the stability of the American housing market. By now you have seen numerous news reports concerning the "Fiscal Cliff." Many of these reports speculate that a change to the long-standing policy that allows home owners to deduct mortgage interest payments from their income taxes could be part of a "Fiscal Cliff" deal. NAR encourages you to "remind" Congress about our position on any proposed changes to the mortgage interest deduction. Learn more.
FHA Temporary Waiver of Regulation on Property Flipping
On November 29, 2012, FHA announced it is extending the availability of the temporary waiver of its regulation 24 CFR 203.37a(b)(2), which prohibits the use of FHA financing to purchase single family properties that are being resold within 90 days of the previous acquisition. This waiver, which was first issued in January 2010, has been extended for an additional two years to December 31, 2014. FHA hopes this waiver will encourage investors to renovate foreclosed and abandoned homes to increase the availability of affordable homes and stabilize communities that have seen high foreclosure activity.
'Tis the Season' for Tech Savings
The REALTOR Benefits® Program offers you exciting deals on the latest technology tools from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners, including Dell, HP and Lenovo. Enjoy up to 35 percent off, plus free shipping on laptops, PCs, printers, tablets, and more. Take advantage of technology savings during the holidays and all year long.
Holiday Home Improvement Ideas
The latest free content for your websites, blogs, social media pages, and print resources from HouseLogic's REALTOR® Content Resource looks at holiday home improvement ideas.
New in the Library
Access Materials From the 2012 Legal Seminar
This page on provides agendas and meeting materials for the Legal Seminar, held on two dates in 2012: October 26 in Chicago, and November 8 in Orlando. Topics covered include fraud prevention, trademark litigation, and listing syndication.
Comments on the following REALTOR® applicants should be submitted by REALTOR® members to the Membership Committee, c/o GTAR, PO Box 470603, Tulsa, OK 74147.
Frank Perdichizzi, Private Label Realty (First Publication)
J. R. Spence, HomeWorx, LLC (First Publication)