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  • Join Us at the Friday August 25 Annual Crab Feast
Changes to Your dotloop Freemium Plan, and
50% SAVINGS on dotloop Premium During July
dotloop Freemium Reminder
Just a reminder of a few changes to your free dotloop account:
  • A new total loop count. Your account will transition to a new set of 10 free loops. You will always have access to these loops, as well as any of your pre-existing loops.

  • A new loop collaborator time limit. You will have up to 90 days from the time a new loop is created to add additional contributors or sharers. Although you won't be able to add new collaborators after 90 days, you can continue to maintain your loop and share documents with the original participants forever.

Save 50% Off dotloop Premium Plan During July
For access to unlimited loops and other key features, please check out the dotloop Premium plan. If you upgrade before August 1, you'll save 50% off the listed monthly price during your first year if you enter Promo Code 50%OFFMONTHLY. Or you can save 50% off the listed Annual subscription during your first year with Promo Code 50%OFFANNUAL.

Have questions or want to learn more? Please reach out to the Dotloop support team at
Maryland RPAC Raffle
Win A $2,000.00 Royal Caribbean Gift Certificate!!!

Gift certificates can be redeemed as a payment towards a cruise vacation!

Purchase your raffle tickets at the PGCAR Office during July and August.

Ticket prices are $5 each or six for $25, $50 maximum.

The drawing will be at the Maryland REALTORS® Annual Conference in Ocean City at 12:30 pm on September 13. Winners need not to be present to awarded the prize! Click here for Gift Certificate details.
Barbara Ford's Retirement

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Barbara Ford, our Accounting Manager. Barbara has provided us with 24+ years of devoted service. Her departure marks the end of an era for PGCAR. We don't know how we will get along without her!

Barbara's positive attitude and abundance of energy have helped make our office a pleasant place to work. Her willingness to put in extra time and effort to help us meet deadlines has demonstrated a commitment to excellence that we have come to depend upon. PGCAR owes her a debt of gratitude for keeping us in order and on budget over these many years. Her REALTOR® family will remember Barbara as a hardworking, committed, and friendly person. She will be deeply missed but we can only feel happy for her after these many years of service.

Barbara's last day of work was Friday, July 7th.
Find the Perfect Property for Your Clients!

RPR marketing, sales and customer service webinars Learn how to use RPR to pinpoint properties to meet buyer needs, in this 1-hour webinar. Fine tune your search -- whether they are looking for an existing home, vacant land for a custom home, or a property to lease or rent!

Specialty Searches in RPR Webinar
2 - 3 pm EST on Wednesday, August 9

Register here >
Sign up for RPR® here >
General Membership Meeting
2017 Real Estate Round-Up

Nearly 200 members were in attendance at PGCAR's
"The Real Estate Round-Up" luncheon held on June 13th.

Ms. Katherine Connelly, Executive Director of the Maryland Real Estate Commission, informed members of recent happenings at the Commission; do not give one day lockbox codes to unauthorized users, especially "home buyer clients". The Commission is transitioning to electronic license renewal. As such, set your email to accept emails from the Commission (which uses the email extension), and be careful not to send confidential information like Social Security numbers via email.

Jonathan Hill, VP Marketing & Communications at MRIS, educated members on the NEW MRIS/Bright MLS and some of the changes that are coming, especially the reduction in the quarterly fee.

Bill Castelli, VP Governmental Affairs of the Maryland REALTORS®, reported on recent legislative changes affecting real estate in Maryland.

PGCAR's President, Patricia Dowtin, offered a detailed report on PGCAR's new "home" at 8300 Corporate Drive.

Overall everyone enjoyed the program and the opportunity to network with colleagues and friends. A number of affiliate members were on hand to offer services to members; lenders, title companies, home staging companies, Homeowners and E&O Insurance carriers, and more.

Help For Common Ownership Communities
FHA & VA Condominium and Homeowners Association Approval Pamphlet
Condominium projects and homeowners associations are struggling in Prince George's County because of foreclosures, low returns on assessments, inadequate reserves and, in some cases, simply the apathy of board members and residents. This situation often results in the inability for these projects to receive and maintain HUD financing approval. PGCAR has created a resource guide to assist COC's in qualifying and maintaining their FHA and VA loan approvals.

The FHA & VA Condominium and Homeowners Association Approval Pamphlet walks COC officers and management companies through the complicated process of obtaining HUD approvals and includes valuable contact resources.

Help homebuyers get into their dream home with the HomeReady® mortgage, an affordable Fannie Mae lending product.

Eligible Homebuyer Income Limits Have Increased

Prince George's County Pathway to Purchase First-time Homebuyers Savings Program Pathway to Purchase is still available, offering first-time home buyers in Prince George's County up to $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance. The maximum eligible home sales price is $307,000. Homebuyers may have an annual household income up to 80% of the area median, adjusted for family size. Single household buyers can have between $38,811 and $61,800 annual income. A household of five can have between $59,823 and $95,350 to qualify.

Share information on this great program while funding is still available >

For information on program income limits, buyer contribution, area median income, debt requirements, and other application details:
Early bird pricing for ALL CEU classes!
$11 for 1.5 CEU
$18 for 3 CEU

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PGCAR REALTOR® Resource Center is Temporarily Closed
Effective immediately, as a result of staffing changes and to more efficiently process SentriLock keys, the REALTOR® Resource Center, our room with a computer and printer for members to use, is closed until further notice. The Center will reopen in the near future.
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