COVID-19 Info & Resources

Unemployment Benefits                                                            Small Business Assistance - UPDATED                       Help for Homeowners 

COVID-19 FAQ's  & Real Estate Transaction Forms               Online Education Resources                                         NAR Statements & Resources                              

 

 

 

 

White Paper on Modification to Limitations on Residential Evictions - May 29

Montana currently in Phase Two of Re-Opening - May 19

Governor Bullock Announces $123 Million in Emergency Grants -  May 5

Governor Bullock Announces Phased Reopening of Montana - April 22nd

 

Find Executive Orders, Directives, Press Releases and other COVID-19 Information  

Montana Department of Health and Human Services Information 


 
 
Unemployment Benefits for Self-Employed
 
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program expands unemployment benefits to those not covered under regular unemployment.
 
This includes people otherwise able and available to work but who, due to COVID-19 related reasons set forth in the CARES Act, are currently unable or unavailable to work.
 
 

 
Small Business Assistance
 

On June 3, the Senate passed the “PPP Flexibility Act” by unanimous consent. This bill, which the House passed last week by a vote of 417-1, amends the CARES Act to give more flexibility to PPP borrowers in how they can use their loan proceeds. Specifically, the bill makes the following positive changes to the program:

  • Extends the PPP program through the end of this year. The application deadline remains June 30, 2020.
  • Increases the amount of time borrowers have to use their loans from 8 to 24-weeks (borrowers who use it in 8 will not be penalized).
  • Decreases the mandatory payroll amount of the loan from 75% to 60%.
  • Extends the forbearance period for a PPP loan from six-months to a year.
  • Extends the re-hire exemption for businesses from June 30 to December 31.

The bill has been sent to the President, and he is expected to quickly sign it into law. The SBA and Treasury will need to issue new guidance and new forms to reflect these changes to the program, which we anticipate will be top priorities for them. NAR is updating its resources to reflect these changes and will keep you apprised as we learn more from the Treasury and SBA going forward.

 

 
 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How many and where are the current cases in Montana?

Where can I find more information about COVID-19 in Montana? 

Where can I find guidelines on how to currently transact business?

Should I have an open house?

Where can I find additional information for REALTORS®?

REMINDER: NAR provides general guidelines for REALTORS® . Know what the recommendations and guidelines are for our local area by checking out Montana DPHHS site. 

  


New MAR Forms

MAR's Forms Screening Panel and MAR legal counsel have provided some forms for use at this time. Below are links to the COVID-19 Clause, Mutual Termination Form and a COVID-19 White Paper.

In order to view these forms, you will need to login to a secure page of MAR's website using your NRDS number as you username, and your last name with the First Letter Capitalized (ex. Smith) as your password.

WHITE PAPER ON RECORDING OF HOME SHOWINGS

WHITE PAPER ON LIMITATIONS OF EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES

COVID-19 Clause and Information of Use

Mutual Termination Form

Termination of Real Estate Contracts in Light of COVID-19 White Paper

There is only one authorized user of the Legal Hotline per office (a User).  Only the User in each office is authorized to use the Legal Hotline, unless the User has the prior written consent of MAR or Boone Karlberg P.C., the law office that staffs the Legal Hotline.  Additionally, the number and email for the Legal Hotline should never be given to clients, non-REALTORS® or to friends who are having trouble in a transaction. 

 


 

MAR OFFICE IS OPEN

MAR is open and providing all services to MAR members. You can call us at 406-443-4032 or email us at info@montanarealtors.org 

 


NAR STATEMENTS AND RESOURCES

JUNE 4TH REALTOR RESILIENCY REPORT

NAR SHOWING GUIDANCE DURING RE-OPEN 

NAR has complied some great resources for you as well as guidelines to keep you and your business safe.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE'S CCIM INSTITUTE COVID-19 RESOURCES   March 31, 2020

COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS   March 31, 2020

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE GUIDANCE   March 30, 2020

NAR'S TRANSACTION GUIDANCE DURING COVID-19   March 24, 2020

NAR'S ADVOCACY WORK TOWARDS COVID-19 RELIEF   March 21, 2020

NAR OPEN HOUSE GUIDANCE DURING COVID-19  March 20, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: A GUIDE FOR REALTORS®   March 19, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: RESOURCES AND GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS  March 19, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS  March 19, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: A GUIDE FOR REALTOR®  ASSOCIATIONS  March 19, 2020

MESSAGE FROM NAR PRESIDENT VINCE MALTA  March 17, 2020

NAR COVID-19 HOMEPAGE


ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES

NAR, McKissock, The CE Shop and Interact CE are all great resources for online education, informative webinars and financial planning. You can find many trainings on how to use this current time to build your business.

C2EX: COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE 

LEARN HOW TO BE ENTERED TO WIN YOUR 2021 MAR STATE DUES PAID 

NAR'S RIGHT TOOLS RIGHT NOW

RRC RESOURCES

RRC ONLINE COURSES

MAR ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES

NAR'S E-PRO CERTIFICATION COURSE  This course IS approved by MAR for 12 CE credits

ON-DEMAND LEARNING FROM IREM

NAR'S FINANCIAL WELLNESS WEBINARS

NAR DESIGNATIONS & CERTIFICATES


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, Montana Association of REALTORS® (MAR) has created a guide of resources to help you stay informed. Information from Federal, State and local governments change daily (sometimes multiple times a day), so know what the recommendations are and reach out to your local public health officials if you have questions or concerns.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Montana Department of Health & Human Services (DPHHS)

Agents, Brokers, and all office staff should be on the same page with safety precautions and guidelines that your office is following. Ultimately, you need to work with your clients to make sure they are comfortable in the process.

 


HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS, RENTERS AND BUSINESSES

Part of Montana's new $123 million emergency grant package, announced May 5th, includes emergency housing assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses.

EMERGENCY GRANT PRESS RELEASE

APPLY HERE

 

If you are a homeowner who is struggling or unable to meet your loan obligations due to COVID-19, work with housing experts and your lender to find a solution. Below is a link to a brochure with resources and helpful information.

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT

 

 

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