Community

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Kris Cannaday

Kristine Cannady of Ida Kelly Realtors, LLC was a 2015 GAAR Good Neighbor Award Recipient  for her work as a trained volunteer with New Mexico Kids Matter, a charity where she helps to offset the over-burdoned child welfare system by being a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for children that have been abused and neglected and are in the foster care system.

New Mexico Kids Matter 's mission is to serve children who have been abused or neglected, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools and in our community to help them find safe, permanent and loving homes.

Since 1985, New Mexico Kids Matter CASA program has provided advocates for Albuquerque children and over 1,200 community members just like you have

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for rent sign

Source: HomeOwnershipMatters.realtor

Fast Fact: First and last month’s rent, plus deposit, is a significant chunk of cash. Scammers know it, and have mastered the art of stealing it.

It’s tough enough to find an affordable rental in today’s tight market, so when you see that oh-it-looks-perfect place for an even more perfect price, take a closer look. It could be a scam. To avoid being a victim, ask yourself these 5 questions.

  • Does the landlord or agent say they’re unable to meet you at the property?
    Scammers often say they’re out of the country, on a mission, etc. Instead they’ll send pictures and offer to send keys if you send payment. The keys won’t let you in.
  • Are they rushing you?
    Scammers try to rush you into sending them
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 us capital building

Source: HomeOwnershipMatters.realtor

Fast Fact: The National Association of REALTORS® Issues Mobilization grants help keep you and your neighbors aware and informed about public policy changes that would impact your wallet and your home.

Too often, legislators target homeowners when seeking to fund federal programs. Even recently, some tried to put the financial burden of highway and transportation programs on the backs of homeowners.

A proposal in Congress would have diverted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees (sometimes called “G fees”) to pay for these long overdue national highway and transportation improvements. Each time G fees are used for unrelated government spending, America’s homeowners wind up paying more for their

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Young man making it rain money

By Heidi Sergel, Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS®

1. #debtfree

Avoid student loans. You can become a REALTOR® for under $3,000.

 Business people crossing the finish line

2. Fast track your career

Start your career in a few months instead of a few years. 

 Young professional with bowtie and tattoos

3. Be yourself

Enough said. 

4.  Hard work pays off

You don’t have to wait for a promotion.

 

5. Help make a difference in your community

Local REALTORS® have had a hand in building our community since 1921.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a REALTOR®, check out the related links below.

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 Adobe girl from New Mexico True

You’ve heard the expression, ‘dumb as mud?’ Well, that’s not really how we think about our mud here in New Mexico.

Adobe is a defining feature of New Mexico’s unique architecture, and something visitors from around the world are drawn to discover and explore. Along with New Mexico's endless skies and stunning landscapes, adobe gives our state a look and feel that can’t be found anywhere else.

Find “Cured Earth” and the New Mexico True Adobe Trail at NewMexico.org.

Pick a trail and see where it leads – to classically New Mexican adobes or Victorian neighborhoods on the Architecture Trail; to green chile cheeseburgers and family-owned wineries on the True Cuisine Trail, to famous artists, Native craft and top museums on the Art, Culture

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Arun Gandhi comes to Albuquerque

The Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® is proud to bring Arun Gandhi to Albuquerque to share his riveting and unique reflections on the personal and historical legacy of his grandfather, Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi.

Join Arun as he sets forth a message of integrity, social harmony, nonviolence, inclusion and peace not just in the wake of terrorism, international conflicts, and immigration debates on a national and global level, but the everyday religious, political, and ideological differences that can divide our communities and our state.

Arun continues his grandfather’s work to help us look beyond the differences to “become the change they wish to see.” Open to the public, all are invited to join Arun Gandhi as he teaches us to develop

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Habitat for Humanity and ReStore of Greater Albuquerque

As part of our mission to create adequate housing, develop functioning cities and preserving a healthful environment in Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval and Torrence Counties, the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® has joined forces with the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity.

Our work with property owners, sellers and buyers in the region makes the partnership a perfect fit.

Not only can our Realtors help with Habitat for Humanity builds, they can also help fundraise by raising awareness with their associates and clients to donate to ReStore – a special thrift store where the public can both donate or shop to help.

Habitat for Humanity and ReStore are also our website content partnership, helping us with many of the DIY projects that

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Volunteer helping at Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)  has joined forces with the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA), the largest youth serving organization in the U.S., with more than 4,100 Clubs located in every state and on military installations around the world.

To follow suit, the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® (GAAR) has joined forces with The Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico (BGCCNM) to raise funds, attract new volunteers and raise awareness to their cause.

Our partnership started in 2015 when we gifted $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico as one of our signature charities for the next 3 years.  We also have helped fundraise as a Dream Partner for their 2016 Blue Door Ball coming up on April 9th

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REALTOR® Fund of the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® logo

REALTORS® have had an integral role in the development of the Greater Albuquerque area for over 90 years. Through their dedicated efforts and involvement, REALTORS® have positively influenced the shaping of our neighborhoods and communities. By establishing an endowment fund – The REALTOR® Fund of the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® – our REALTOR® members demonstrate their ongoing pledge to honor their responsibilities to the community and to express gratitude for a successful real estate industry.

In 2011, our local Realtor members created the sustainable endowment to help support the community through charitable giving in Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval and Torrance Counties.

When created, the REALTOR® Fund had 2 primary targets to

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2015 GAAR Good Neighbors

Part of being a Realtor is realizing that you’re obligated to do more than just process real estate transactions. Realtors, as part of their oath, are dedicated to help build better communities. And some REALTORS in our community have taken that dedication to all new levels.

GAAR Good Neighbor Awards logoEach year, we like to recognize our members that go above and beyond in serving their community through the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® (GAAR) Good Neighbor Awards.

Good Neighbors Are Realtors And Affiliates That Dedicate Themselves To Volunteer Service. They Donate Gifts, Money, And – Most Importantly –  A Lot Of Time To Their Charity.

GAAR Good Neighbor Awards are open to all GAAR members, both REALTOR® and Affiliate, who dedicate themselves to volunteer

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