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May 31, 2011: Answer the Call for Action

May 31, 2011: 

In this month's edition of the Commercial Podcast, NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong urges all REALTORS® to answer the Call for Action on the MID. He also updates members on the commercial market forecast and our work to bring prosperity back to commercial real estate.

May 30, 2011: Special Memorial Day Message

May 30, 2011: 

NAR President Ron Phipps asks us to pause and take time to remember the sacrifices of the men and women of the military and our veterans in a special Memorial Day message to members.

May 3, 2011: Supporting the Troops and Americans Who Recently Lost Their Homes

May 3, 2011: 

2011 President Ron Phipps thanks our military for protecting our freedoms and calls on REALTORS® to stand together as home owners in Washington and support fellow REALTORS® who have lost their homes in Alabama and other states.


Answer the Call for Action on the Mortgage Interest Deduction

REALTOR® Relief Foundation

May 2011: Lead-based Paint Disclosures and the Law

May 1, 2011: 

Attorney Cindy Wheeler discusses the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations regarding lead-based paint disclosures.

April 26, 2011: REALTORS® Make Progress on Lease Accounting Rules

April 26, 2011: 

In the April 26, 2011, edition of the commercial podcast, 2011 NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong reports on three important wins REALTORS® gained recently concerning lease accounting rules, refinancing commercial loans, and the repeal of the 1099 rule.


Issue summary: All About Lease Accounting Rules
Related news: SBA Expands Temporary Refinance Program
Ongoing industry information: Commercial Source

April 18, 2011: Short Sales, Qualified Residential Mortgages, and Budget Battles

April 18, 2011: 

2011 NAR President Ron Phipps discusses new legislation in Congress aimed at putting a deadline on lenders responding to short sales. He also explains the effects the "qualified residential mortgages" (QRM) and the current budget discussions could have on our industry.


REALTORS® Applaud Bill to Speed Lender Response to Short Sales

QRM: How Will High Downpayment Rule Hurt Home Buyers?

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