Moses Lake-Othello Association of REALTORS®
Our mission is to promote the prosperity of REALTORS® and our communities. To advance members professionalism through the delivery of education resources while upholding the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
We are committed to being the leading advocate of real estate in the communities we serve by protecting private property rights.
The decennial census is a population count that is mandated by the U.S. Constitution to take place every 10 years in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. This year the census will take place beginning in mid-March. The U.S. Census Bureau, a section of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is responsible for oversight and administration of the census. The population count is conducted using a census survey that asks every household detailed information so that the federal government and state governments can better learn about communities throughout the country. The 2020 census can be completed by phone at 1-844-330-2020, by mail, or online at 2020census.gov (link is external) from mid-March until October 31, 2020.
The census is important for all REALTORS® because completing the 2020 census means more resources for businesses and communities across the country. The data is also used for redistricting purposes and for reapportionment, to ensure fair representation in Congress. Last fall, NAR launched its Census Awareness Campaign to ensure that all 1.4 million REALTOR® members are informed about the upcoming census and to encourage all members to complete the 2020 census. Additionally, NAR has published an online Census Guide to help members, stakeholders, and state and local associations to learn more about the impact of the census.
For more additional information about the census, please visit 2020census.gov (link is external).
Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger: Commemorating 51 Years of the Fair Housing Act
Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory continuing education. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects our livelihood and business as REALTORS® and depends on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity. Fair Housing Makes US Stronger.
An Overview of the Fair Housing Act
Join NAR’s commemoration of the Fair Housing Act and learn about the law, how it makes our industry and country stronger, and the work that is still to be done. We ask all members of the REALTOR® family to join us in this commemoration and stand together with us in this commitment.
51st Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
In 2018 the National Association of REALTORS® joined with its partners and allies in a year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The commemoration focused on three key elements of Fair Housing:
Acknowledging the organization’s past role in the fight for fair housing;
Understanding how we as a nation are constantly improving our commitment to fair housing; and
Embracing REALTORS®’ role at the forefront of advancing fair housing, leading efforts to address community fair housing issues.
What Should All New Owners Do When Moving into a New Home?
The process of moving into a new home has many steps, and after all the paperwork is signed and boxes unpacked, the process is over right? Not so fast! There are additional steps new homeowners should take to make sure that their home is clean and secure.
Changing the locks is the first thing a new homeowner should undertake. There is no way to know who has the keys to a house, so switching out the locks ensures that the new homeowner is the only person with access to the house. Also, before all the boxes are unpacked, the house should be deep cleaned. Steam clean the carpets, wipe down all of the doors and cabinets, and clean the toilets and sinks. This will let the owner start fresh in their new lifeand in their new home.