Schedule (The 2016 schedule will be posted as soon as possible, check back!)

Tuesday 9/29

 This is the schedule for 2015.  Please disregard.
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting (Harbor Room, 1st floor)
 Sponsored by Alaska USA Mortgage Company
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Ice Breaker (Dining Room, 1st floor)
Sponsored by Alyeska Title Guaranty Agency
   Bonfire sponsored by Stewart Title of the Kenai Peninsula and Kachemak Bay Title Agency

Wednesday 9/30

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast (Quarterdeck, 2nd floor)
Sponsored by Guild Mortgage
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Ceremony (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by Alaska Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Jerry Rossi – Keynote Speaker – 3 Hours Elective Education
“The Power of Non-Selling” (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by Fidelity Title & Mat-Su Title
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM PP/ROTY Luncheon – All attendees invited (Dining room)
(REALTOR® of the Year to be awarded at this lunch.)
Sponsored by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Jerry Rossi – 3 hours Elective Education
“Snags, Snares & Strategies of Social Media” (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by Fidelity Title & Mat-Su Title
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Young Professionals Network Reception (Bar area, 1st floor)
Sponsored by Alaska USA Mortgage
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Affiliate Night Dinner (Quarterdeck)
Dinner Sponsored by Residential Mortgage
Entertainment Sponsored by HSA Home Warranty
   Costume Contest (Dining room)

Thursday 10/1

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by Guild Mortgage
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM General Membership Meeting (Quarterdeck)
11:30 AM -1:00 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Maude Morse – 2 Hour Continuing Education Class
“Mortgages and Beyond”  (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by First National Bank Alaska
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Trade Show/Reception (Dining Room)
Sponsored by Morris Publishing Group
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM RPAC Dinner & Auction (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by First American Title
Wine with Dinner by Yukon Title
8:30 PM – 12:00 AM RPAC Night/Dancing (Dining Room)

Friday 10/2

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by Guild Mortgage
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Maura Neill – 2 Hours Elective Education
“Customer Before Company: Revolutionize Your Real Estate Business the Nordstrom Way” (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by Stewart Title of the Kenai Peninsula and Kachemak Bay Title Agency
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CRS Lunch (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by Alaska Chapter CRS
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Maura Neill – 2 Hours Elective Education
“Face to Face(book): Offline Networking in an Online World” (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by Stewart Title of the Kenai Peninsula and Kachemak Bay Title Agency
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM RPAC Reception (First American Title’s Condo)
Sponsored by First American Title
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Dinner/Awards Presentation (Quarterdeck)
Dinner sponsored by Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.
Wine with dinner sponsored by Alaska Chapter CRS
8:30 PM – 12:00 AM Evening Entertainment/Dancing (Dining Room)
  Sponsored by Stewart Title of Alaska

Saturday 10/3

 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast (Quarterdeck)
  Sponsored by First American Title
 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Anita Bates – 2 hours Designated Education (Quarterdeck)
“Landlord Tenant Act: Basics” 
  Sponsored by Alaska USA Mortgage Company
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PeggyAnn McConnochie – 2 hours Designated Education “Current Alaska Real Estate Legal & Ethical Issues”
Sponsored by Alaska USA Mortgage Company
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Dale Price & Cheryl Costa – 2 hours Designated Education
“Consumer Protection: TRID” (Quarterdeck)
Sponsored by Alaska USA Mortgage Company
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Suellen Appellof – 2 hours Designated Eduation
“Contracts & Real Estate License Law” (Quarterdeck)
  Sponsored by Alaska USA Mortgage Company

Additional Sponsors

Alaska Multiple Listing Service, Inc. is sponsoring the Nametags,  Neck Lanyards & Coffee Service.
Denali Alaskan Home Loans is sponsoring the Flash Drives.
True North Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the Convention Bags.
Land’s End Resort is sponsoring $400 towards the Convention.

Realtors® Applaud House Passage of “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act”

WASHINGTON (February 2, 2016) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to advance legislation that will expand opportunities for homeownership. H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” includes a number of initiatives that have strong support from the National Association of Realtors®, who hailed the vote as important progress for home buyers and sellers.

“This legislation will put homeownership in reach for more families, and we applaud Congress’s work to take us there,” said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. “We look forward to seeing it advance through the legislative process and to the President’s desk, so it can be signed into law.”

NAR testified last year in support of H.R. 3700 before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. In particular, NAR championed the inclusion of reforms to current Federal Housing Administration restrictions on condominium financing.

Condominiums are among the most affordable homeownership options for first-time homebuyers, as well as lower income borrowers, but barriers to safe, affordable mortgage credit for condos still exist. H.R. 3700 takes a number of steps to address those concerns.

These include efforts to make FHA’s recertification process “substantially less burdensome,” improving a process that is often costly and which condo developments must repeat every 24 months. H.R. 3700 also lowers FHA’s current owner-occupancy requirement from 50 percent to 35 percent and requires FHA to replace existing policy on transfer fees with the less-restrictive model already in place at the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Additionally, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act” streamlines the process for exemptions to FHA’s rule requiring that condominium projects have no more than 25 percent of the space dedicated to commercial use. This effort is in line with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s initiative to promote neighborhoods with a mix of residential housing, businesses and access to public transportation.

Finally, H.R. 3700 includes further support for rural housing loans and multifamily housing initiatives.

“There is tremendous demand for affordable housing, and H.R. 3700 offers fresh opportunities for creditworthy borrowers to become homeowners when they choose to,” said Salomone. “NAR thanks Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo, for introducing the bill, as well as leaders in the House for making it a priority. We look forward to working with our partners at all levels to advance this legislation in support of homeownership.”

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Contact Information

Alaska Association of REALTORS®
4205 Minnesota Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Phone (907) 563-7133
FAX (907) 561-1779
Toll-Free (800) 478-3763