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October 23, 2014

Reward Yourself Through MVP Program

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Reward Yourself Through MVP Program

Get rewarded through the new MVP program; Chrysler deals roll on; REALTOR® University study on renting vs. buying.

Starting April 2, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® will offer a valuable rewards program called Member Value Plus that rewards members who take action on NAR initiatives during a specific time period. Those who participate will be rewarded with resources to help strengthen their business. Whether it’s customizing your my.REALTOR.org home page or registering for the Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo, these actions will earn you a designated reward such as free or discounted e-products and other valuable tools. Under the MVP Program, you’ll have two weeks to complete the action and a month to claim the specified reward. After each two-week period, a new action will be announced and a new reward offered. For more information, visit REALTOR.org/MVP.

Chrysler Deals Keep Rolling

The deals available from Chrysler Group LLC keep getting better and better. Through March 31, Chrysler is offering a very attractive low monthly lease on one of its hottest new sedans. Along with its sophisticated design and luxury interior, the Chrysler 200 offers a quiet ride that will enable you to carry on a conversation easily with accompanying clients. The impressive trunk has plenty of space for yard signs. This and any other special offers may be combined with the $500 cash allowance available on the purchase or lease of select 2012 models in conjunction with the company’s partnership with NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. The cash allowance program is available to all NAR members, REALTOR® association staff, and immediate family members living in the same household. Visit REALTOR.org/Chrysler for details and www.Chrysler.com/200 for features and rules on this offer.

REALTOR U. Study: Buying Makes More Sense Today

Should you rent or buy? That’s the question researchers examined in a recent study sponsored by the REALTOR® University Research Center. They looked at the wealth-building potential of owning vs. renting over an eight-year holding period and found that ­today’s “hurdle rate” tilts in favor of buying. The hurdle rate is the point between buying and renting at which it’s a wash in terms of wealth-building. If today’s hurdle rate is lower than the average past property appreciation rate for a particular market, then it makes sense to buy, because future property appreciation should enable an individual, on average, to create more wealth through owning than renting. You can read more about “The Rent versus Buy ­Decision” at REALTOR® University’s Research Center at REALTORu.com/research-center.

REALTOR® University is now offering online classes for real estate professionals leading to a master’s degree in real estate. Visit REALTORu.com for more information.

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