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  Legal Minute Video: Removing personal property from a home and MLS listings  

The video in the adjacent link discusses a popular question often discussed on the Legal Information Line. The question involves a seller removing personal property from a home.. 

Do you know how Nevada law reads on the subject? Watch the short Legal Minute video and learn all you need to know.  If you have any questions, please call the Legal Information Line at 800-748-6999. Click here to watch the video.


  Homeowners have equity in their homes, but it's getting more expensive to tap  

Curbed article still cites Nevada's relatively high number of negative-equity homes 

Rising home prices and rents have created an affordable housing crisis for many low-income Americans, but for homeowners who survived the crisis or bought their homes a few years ago, it's leading to a different outcome-additional wealth.

Homeownership has long been a vital wealth-building tool for middle-class Americans, and with a housing shortage pushing prices ever upward, homeowners have more and more untapped equity in their homes.

Home equity is the difference between what the home is worth and the amount still owed on the home's mortgage. Because home values keep going up and mortgages generally shrink as payments are made, homeowners have more equity in their homes that can be converted to cash by refinancing the mortgage or taking out a home equity line of credit. Read the full article by clicking here.



  Sign up for Taxbot webinar; learn about new tax laws  

How to get the most out of new tax law if you're self-employed

Did you know that the quickest way to accumulate wealth is lower your taxes to the legal limit? If you could simply keep more of the money you earn, it makes a huge difference. If you don't plug those holes then you are constantly filling a leaky bucket.

Join us for this webinar where you will learn why tax planning is so important. Taxbot will also teach strategies that you can implement right away that could put thousands back in your pocket this year. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. Click here to register for the webinar.



  Region XI Conference nears, registration open  
  The annual Region XI spring conference is just a month away. The 2018 conference is set for April 11-13 at the Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, NM. In addition to the customary caucus meeting and networking events, Region XI has been selected to host one of NAR's new Member Edge events. This one-day, high-energy event is geared toward REALTORSĀ® who are eager to learn cutting-edge technologies and business practices as well as the latest industry news and NAR resources that can benefit business and clients.

Organizers are calling the upcoming event a spectacular education and networking program at one of the West's premiere resorts. Festivities kick off April 11 with REALTORĀ® party training and a Region XI 'Welcome to New Mexico Fiesta' dinner. April 12 features the Members Edge programming. April 13 features a morning of presentations before the conference concludes at 2 p.m. To read more details and learn how to register, click here. You can also find a conference agenda. 


  Application process open for 2019 NAR committees  

For REALTORĀ® members interested in sitting on a 2019 NAR committee, the selection process opens this week. The committee application website will be open March 1 through May 1. NAR members can submit a committee application for up to five committees and seek up to three endorsements per application.

To learn more about the selection process and how to apply, click here.