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
The 2015 GBAR REALTOR® of the Year will be announced at the May 26 Membership Meeting!
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.
- Modest Growth Expected in Commercial Real Estate Markets
WASHINGTON (May 26, 2015) — A stronger labor market and increasing household formation should keep commercial real estate demand on a gradual incline, according to the National Association of Realtors …
- Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in April
WASHINGTON (May 21, 2015) — Despite properties typically selling faster than at any time since July 2013, existing–home sales slowed in April but remained above an annual sales pace of five million fo …
- Let Rural Housing Service Provide Direct Endorsement Authority to Lenders, Say Realtors®
WASHINGTON (May 19, 2015) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron in support of the Rural Housing Service and today’s testimony from RHS Administr …
REALTOR® Magazine Headlines
- Are Some Markets Being Overvalued? May 26, 2015
Home prices are inching up near peak levels once again, and an increasing number of markets are even being dubbed by some economists as “… …
- Company Touts Mobile Closings on Wheels May 26, 2015
Some closings are now being done from souped-up vans, in the hopes of adding greater convenience to the home buyer. …
- Builders Ready for First-Time Buyers' Return May 26, 2015
First-time home buyers are slowly re-emerging, and some homebuilders are readying their housing stock for the entry-level buyer. …