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Sept. 6, 2011: Hurricane Irene Highlights Importance of NFIP

September 6, 2011: 

2011 NAR President Ron Phipps discusses how the effects of Hurricane Irene should remind all REALTORS® that flooding happens everywhere, which is why REALTORS® should take action to urge their Senators to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires on September 30.

Sept. 2, 2011: REALTORS® Understand and Honor Labor

September 2, 2011: 

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.

September 2011: The FTC MAP Rule's Impact

September 1, 2011: 

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.

Aug. 30, 2011: Lease Accounting, Liquidity, and Term Extensions

August 30, 2011: 

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.

Aug. 4, 2011: Substantive Action

August 4, 2011: 

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:

August 2011: FTC Stays MARS Rule Enforcement

August 1, 2011: 

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.

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