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.
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:
2011 NAR President Ron Phipps kicks off the second half of NAR's Home Ownership Matters bus tour at the first stop in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the next 4 months, 33 states and more than 12,000 miles NAR will be bringing the message that home ownership matters to communities both large and small.
2011 NAR President Ron Phipps talks about once again battling government policies that prevent consumers from getting mortgages. He discusses the pitfalls of the qualified residential mortgage (QRM) policy proposal requiring consumers to put 20 percent down to make a mortgage "safe." He also talks about the dangers of the current FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac loan limits set to expire on Sept. 30, and asks REALTORS® to answer the call for action to make them permanent.
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.
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.
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.
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.