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.
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.
2011 NAR President Ron Phipps sends a clear message to Congress that America needs a strong secondary mortgage market and encourages members to raise their voices on the MID.
2011 NAR President Ron Phipps discusses how the mortgage interest deduction predominantly benefits the middle class and how we need to make our state and local lobbying efforts just as effective as our lobbying efforts on the national level.
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.