Welcome to the Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS®!
This website provides information about upcoming events, courses, and general Association-related news to current and future REALTORS® and Affiliate Members.
LATEST GBAR NEWS:
REALTOR® of the Year
GBAR MEMBERS: Submit your nomination for our 2015 REALTOR® of the Year! The deadline is May 1. Click on the dropdown link on the Membership tab above for nomination form and criteria.
Preserve Maine’s Mortgage Interest & Property Tax Deductions
Did you know that Governor LePage’s budget would eliminate the itemized Mortgage Interest and Property Tax Deductions? Tax policy influences and incentivizes financial decisions. The fact that the purchase of a home gives something back to the purchaser in the form of deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes is a powerful incentive and makes home ownership an attractive investment. Take that incentive away and what makes an apartment dweller decide to take the plunge into homeownership? Home ownership is the backbone of the economy, a driving force for jobs, strong communities, stable neighborhoods, and families. Please help MAR preserve Maine’s Mortgage Interest and Property Tax deductions!
The Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS®, serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and portions of Hancock and Washington Counties, works to advocate growth and development in our communities, and is proactive in identifying and addressing issues of concern. It is our mission to act as a united voice in the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer, and enjoy the use of real property.
- Existing-Home Sales Spike in March
WASHINGTON (April 22, 2015)—Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of Re …
- Second Century Ventures Announces 2015 REach® Accelerator Class
CHICAGO (April 22, 2015) — The National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, has unveiled the seven organizations chosen for the 2015 class of REach®, a growth …
- Balance Needed between Regulation and Opportunity in Housing Market, Say Economists, Policy Experts
NAR Immediate Past President Steve Brown joins American Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert Shiller at an economic and policy forum today to appraise the state of the U.S. housing market. WASHINGTON (April 21, …
REALTOR® Magazine Headlines
- ‘Underwater’ Homes Inch Up in First Quarter April 24, 2015
The share of seriously underwater home owners took a surprising turn in the first quarter, posting its first increase since the second quarter of… …
- Consumers Show Shift in Home Ownership April 24, 2015
“Home owners today seem to have a longer term perspective for their properties. Owners are telling us a home is more than its price tag,… …
- Even 'Stale' Listings Are Finding Buyers April 24, 2015
Buyers tend to become “inventory blind” and tune out old listings, but that could be changing as desirable properties get fewer and… …