The NAR President’s Podcast is a bi-monthly series from the NAR President focusing on communicating issues important to members. Topics range from public policy updates to announcements on the latest business advantages offered to members.
The new Military Relocation Professional Certification helps REALTORS® hone their knowledge and skills for working with veterans and active duty military buyers and sellers to ensure that homeownership remains affordable and accessible to them. President Gary Thomas explains more in his latest podcast.
NAR's 2013 Leadership Team and CEO Dale Stinton attended President Obama's briefing on the current state of the economic recovery. REALTORS® were invited because of the critical role we played to stabilize and revitalize the real estate market. President Gary Thomas recaps in the above video.
"I am pleased to announce a significant victory for REALTORS® and homebuyers. Because of REALTORS®' efforts, and other important stakeholders, the administration just announced a proposed rule that will preserve low down payments for qualified homebuyers."
NAR President Gary Thomas and the entire 2013 Leadership Team wish everyone a safe and happy July 4.
2013 NAR President Gary Thomas has great news to share about the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, a bipartisan legislative effort that clarifies how points and fees are calculated and ensures consumers have access to affordable mortgage credit.
NAR President Gary Thomas testified recently on Capitol Hill, urging Congress to change the 3% cap on points and fees in the Qualified Mortgage rule that takes effect in 2014. He asked them to instead pass the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, legislation essential to maintain competition and choice in mortgage origination - legislation that keeps homeownership affordable. Watch Gary's latest podcast.
Voices of Real Estate Blog
Hear directly from your national leadership and share your own positive stories. Twice each week, NAR's leadership team will share their experiences and insights, as they travel across the country. Read the latest posts and tell us what is happening in your market.