Category: Events

Global Real Estate Luncheon

If you missed our Global Real Estate Luncheon, worry not!  We have gathered together the slideshow presentations of our esteemed guest speakers, Charles Castellon and Rafael E M Pratts for your viewing pleasure!  See Charles Castellon’s presentation on Land Trusts for Foreign Nationals (and Other Investors) by clicking HERE. And if you want to review […]

Why aren’t more potential sellers selling?

NEW YORK – March 31, 2015 – Existing-home sales are up nearly 5 percent from last year, but sales would be much higher if it wasn’t for the negative equity overhang, economists say. The National Association of Realtors® recently reported that existing-home sales increased 4.7 percent in February compared to a year ago. But with […]

Relay for Life 2015

This April 18th, our Community Involvement Committee will be taking part in the Relay for Life, an annual event orchestrated to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society.  Cancer is a dreaded disease that has touched many of us directly or indirectly, and our Relay is a way you can help the fight.  […]

2015 OSCAR Scholarship Application

The Osceola County Association of REALTORS® is now accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship Awards.  Osceola High School Seniors entering a public or private institute of higher education are eligible to apply for one of seven $1000 scholarships offered for the 2015-2016 academic year. To qualify, applicants must submit a 250-word essay, titled: “The Value […]

Three days only: Tax-free holiday on some appliances

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sept. 16, 2014 – While Florida’s school-sales-tax holiday makes headlines in August, a lesser-publicized tax holiday on energy-efficient appliances takes place this weekend, Sept. 19-21. The tax holiday covers qualifying Energy Star and WaterSense products, and sales tax won’t be collected on the first $1,500 of the price during the tax-free weekend. […]

Blood Drive

The Community Involvement Committee at OSCAR is doing a MUCH NEEDED Blood Drive on September 12….the day after 9/11.  Will you give the gift of “LIFE”?  It will only take 30 to 45 minutes of your day and give “life” to a person in need.  Consider this your opportunity to pay it forward.  Lunch / […]

International Buyers Change Usual Home Value Formula

North America’s residential real estate sector is becoming an increasingly international market powered by the wealthy. This pattern no longer simply covers millionaires and billionaires purchasing second or even third homes in Manhattan or Los Angeles. Increasingly, well-off Latin Americans are buying homes in Miami; Canadians are buying homes in Arizona; and the Chinese appear […]

Conference Live 2013 – Quick Facts

Successful real estate professionals are busy people. But if you’re missing out on attending the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, you can still experience the event from wherever you are in the world through Conference Live 2013. Conference Live 2013 is a virtual window into the REALTORS® Conference & Expo experience. This free NAR resource takes viewers […]

Under health care law, Realtors might be employees

The nation’s new healthcare law obliges businesses with 50-plus employees to offer coverage, but it’s unclear if “employees” includes independent-contract Realtors. In general, Realtors who work as “independent contractors” follow a different set of employment rules, which impacts the way a broker who owns the company handles their work. However, the National Association of Realtors® […]

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