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BREAKING NEWS: Congress Grants PPP Extension

Posted by: National Association of Realtors on Thursday, July 2, 2020
In a surprise move Wednesday the U.S. Congress cleared legislation extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), popular with REALTORS®, through August 8. The measure now goes to President Trump, who is expected to sign it. Created by the CARES Act in March, PPP offers forgivable loans for small businesses to pay expenses and keep workers on the

Greater Bergen Realtors Launch New Website

Posted by: Jennifer Mejia on Monday, June 29, 2020

[Waldwick, NJ – June 17, 2020] – Greater Bergen Realtors®, the third largest real estate trade association in the state of  New Jersey announced the launch of its new website with an updated clean, user friendly layout, and easy single sign-on portal. The site is member-focused, with some consumer features. 

GBR Realtors Care Foundation & NJMLS award $26,000 in Scholarship Monies to Local Students

Posted by: Jennifer Mejia on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

[May 29, 2020 – Hasbrouck Heights, NJ] Greater Bergen Realtors®, (GBR) Realtors® Care Foundation and the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service (NJMLS)  are proudly recognizing 52 High School Seniors in the Bergen and Hudson County areas with $26,000 in scholarships for their exceptional high school academic achievement. Despite the difficult circumstances that all of these young adults had to endure because of the pandemic, we are incredibly proud of their accomplishments. Students will be presented with their scholarship throughout the months of June and July.

Monthly Indicators for April 2020 in Bergen County

Posted by: Jennifer Mejia on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

[Waldwick, NJ – May 26, 2020] – COVID-19 has made a huge impact on the real estate industry in the last couple of months, forcing society to adjust to different ways of conducting business, not to mention the number of people who have lost their employment due to this pandemic crisis.

While the stock market recovered significantly in March, the effects of COVID-19 to the economy continue to build. In just the last four weeks, more than 20 million people nationwide filed initial unemployment claims according to the United States Department of Labor, including nearly 600,000 claims filed in the State of New Jersey alone. In the face of these challenging times, real estate activity in April slowed significantly.

Helpful Tools & Resources: COVID-19

Posted by: on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Here is helpful information and resources put together to  help you in response to COVID-19 – commonly referred to as coronavirus – and its impact on the real estate industry and real estate transactions.

Governor Murphy Issues Executive Order 138 Further Extending New Jersey's Public Health Emergency

Posted by: on Thursday, May 7, 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 138 on May 6, 2020, which extends the Public Health Emergency declared on March 9, 2020 under Executive Order 103 and extended on April 7 under Executive Order 119. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. All previously entered Executive Orders remain "in full force and effect" under Executive Order 138.

The findings cited as leading up to today's action by the Governor recognize that although New Jersey's social distancing measures have helped to slow the increase of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the state, the total number of cases and deaths in New Jersey has continued to rise and would rise at an even more precipitous rate absent these important measures.

The new EO states that although New Jersey has made all reasonable efforts to procure medical resources from the federal government, existing supplies in the state, donations, and private sector purchasing, the availability of medical resources in the state remains a serious concern. In consultation with the Commissioner of the Department of Health, it was therefore determined that New Jersey needs the help of additional qualified health, mental health, and other professionals to supplement the state's healthcare capacity on a temporary basis to address healthcare needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that emergency measures taken to address these needs must continue at this time.

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Passes Deal to Replenish Coronavirus Relief Funding

Posted by: : on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The U.S. Senate passed legislation Tuesday to replenish funding for several coronavirus small-business relief programs championed by NAR and available to REALTORS®.

New Jersey Realtors Webinar with with the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner

Posted by: on Monday, April 20, 2020
NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development NJ Department of Labor - FAQs During COVID-19 NJ Department of Labor - Information for Independent Contractors File an Unemployment Claim From the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development: Though it sounds counterintuitive, the first step to getting PUA for self-employed workers is being denied by
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