Inside this issue
  Sigstad will serve as Region XI RVP in 2023  
  Kevin Sigstad, a former president of both the statewide Nevada REALTORS® and the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR), has been elected to serve as a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) regional vice president.
Following a recent NAR vote, Sigstad will officially be confirmed later this year by NAR's 2021 Board of Directors to represent the Rocky Mountain Region on NAR's 2023 Board of Directors. He will represent the states of Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
As a regional vice president, Sigstad is following in the footsteps of fellow Nevada REALTORS® David R. Tina, Linda Rheinberger, Keith Kelley, Jack Woodcock and George Peek, all of whom held the same NAR position after serving as president of the state association.

Sigstad, president of RE/MAX Premier Properties in Reno, is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a history of community involvement that includes serving on the board of directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada for 24 years. His long list of professional honors and accomplishments includes being named as the state association's REALTOR® of the Year in 2015. His professional affiliations and designations include being a Certified Commercial Investment Member, or CCIM, and a Certified Property Manager, or CPM.


  NAR calls on REALTORS® to apply for '21 Good Neighbor Awards  

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the altruistic efforts of America's 1.4 million Realtors®, the National Association of Realtors® announced today that it has begun accepting applications for the 2021 Good Neighbor Awards. The program was created to recognize Realtors® who have made an extraordinary impact in their communities through volunteer service.

Five winners will each receive a $10,000 grant for their nonprofit organization and will be recognized at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego, earning travel expenses to the conference and considerable media exposure for their cause. Five honorable mentions will also each receive a $2,500 grant. Click here to read more.


Top Tax benefits of owning a home  

What are the tax benefits of owning a home? Plenty of homeowners are asking themselves this right around now as they prepare to file their taxes. You may recall the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act-the most substantial overhaul to the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years-went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

The result was likely a big change to your taxes, especially the tax perks of homeownership. While this revised tax code is still in effect today, the coronavirus has thrown a few curveballs. For one, the Internal Revenue Service has delayed filing season by about two weeks, which means it won't start accepting or processing any 2020 tax year returns until Feb. 12, 2021. (So far at least, the filing deadline stands firm at the usual date, April 15.) Read about the benefits and more by clicking here.



  Which states are Americans moving to, leaving?  

Millions of Americans relocated in 2020 and many due to the COVID-19 pandemic. College students and young adults moved home, and a new breed of remote working Americans no longer tied down to a long commute sought new places to call home.

Idaho ranked as the nation's leader for inbound moves-that is, people moving in-while New York had the greatest outbound moves-people leaving the state, according to the 2020 Atlas Van Lines Migrations Patterns Study. The annual study tracked nearly 65,000 interstate and cross-border household relocations from Jan. 1, 2020, to Dec. 11, 2020.

Nevada ranked among the Top 10 for inbound moves. See where and view the entire list by clicking here.