In honor of Labor Day, 2011 NAR President Ron Phipps discusses the important meaning of Labor Day and how REALTORS® honor every type of labor as we work together shoulder-to-shoulder to create the meaning of home.
Thomas B. Pahl, Assistant Director, Division of Financial Practices, Federal Trade Commission, discusses how the Mortgage Acts and Practices (MAP) rule will impact real estate professionals who provide information to consumers about mortgage products.
In just about a week, Congress returns to Washington. NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong highlights three commercial issues they must address to ensure the commercial market can recover as quickly as possible: lease accounting, liquidity, and term extensions.
With the debt ceiling debate now concluded, 2011 NAR President Ron Phipps looks ahead to three upcoming challenges facing REALTORS®: extending loan limits and flood insurance, both of which are set to expire on Sept. 30., and preserving and protecting the mortgage interest deduction. He asks NAR members to meet with their members of Congress to urge substantive action on these three critical issues.
Send a message to your member of Congress about reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program and extending loan limits through the REALTOR® Action Center:
The Federal Trade Commission's Tom Pahl explains the rationale for the FTC's action on the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule and what it means for real estate professionals. In addition, NAR's Charlie Dawson discusses the next steps following the FTC's action.
In this month's edition of the Commercial Podcast, NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong updates members on the industrial sector. He discusses the increased demand for industrial space—from 11.2 million square feet in 2010 to 126 million square feet in 2011—and provides insight on the increase in U.S. manufacturing and exports.