[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.
[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.
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.
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.
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
NEW GUIDANCE for independent contractors applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance was released by the New Jersey Department of Labor.