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:

CALL FOR ACTION!

The National Association of Realtors is supporting H.R. 9 – The Innovation Act to close loopholes in our legal system that allows patent trolls to thrive.  REALTORS® are targeted by patent trolls at alarming rates for simply using common business technologies like dropdown menus and search functions on websites or scan-to-email technologies found in every office scanner.  Patent trolls exist solely to purchase old patents and to use the threat of expensive lawsuits to extort money from legitimate businesses.  Congress must pass common-sense comprehensive patent litigation reform to protect Main Street businesses and REALTORS® from patent troll abuse.

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Thank you for your support on this important legislative issue.

Maine Association of REALTORS® Convention 

“Educate * Engage * Enjoy”, the 2015 MAR Convention is being held October 6-8, 2015, at the Samoset Resort.  Among the reasons to attend:  earn up to 15 hours of Maine continuing education credits including the NAR REALTOR Safety Course, get the latest industry updates, attend the MAR Annual meeting and trade show, hear from a New York Times best-selling author, celebrate our local Board REALTORS of the Year, dance to Curb Appeal and network. To register and to see the preliminary schedule, go to  http://mainerealtors.com.

The Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS® provides valuable services to its members and promotes high ethical standards while striving to enhance the quality of life in our community, the image of the REALTOR® professional, and the preservation of real property rights.


NAR News

  • NAR Names Arnold Worldwide Agency of Record
    WASHINGTON (July 29, 2015) –  The National Association of Realtors®, America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commer …
  • Pending Home Sales Dip in June
    WASHINGTON (July 29, 2015) — After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June but remained near May’s level, which was the highest in over nine years, according to the Na …
  • Millennials Favor Walkable Communities, Says New NAR Poll
    WASHINGTON (July 28, 2015) – Millennials prefer walking over driving by a substantially wider margin than any other generation, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Realtor …

REALTOR® Magazine Headlines

  • Mortgage Rates Dip Back Below 4% July 31, 2015
    Average fixed mortgage rates fell again this week, offering temporary relief to home buyers and refinancers as rates recede once again from their… …
  • Why Hispanic Home Ownership Is Falling July 31, 2015
    The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals blames dated lending standards as the main cause behind the falling Hispanic home… …
  • Lenders Show Favoritism to Risky Clients? July 31, 2015
    Mortgage servicers are spending a disproportionate amount of time and resources on the riskiest of customers, according to a new J.D. Power study… …

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