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Political Advocacy

NAR's DC building, steps from the U.S. Capitol

As the largest trade association in the U.S., the National Association of REALTORS® advocates every day on behalf of the nation's 1 million REALTORS® and 75 million property owners. NAR is widely considered one of the most effective advocacy organizations in the country.

Federal Advocacy

From its building located steps away from the United States Capitol, NAR advocates for federal policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy, and sell real property.

State & Local Advocacy

The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to protect and promote homeownership and property investment. The REALTOR® Party speaks with one voice to advance candidates and public policies that build strong communities and promote a vibrant business environment.

The REALTOR® Party is effective at all levels of government because of its grassroots strength. That strength is exhibited in advocacy, as well as community involvement. The REALTOR® Party works hand in hand with the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC).

NAR provides a wide variety of resources to foster and harness the grassroots strength of the REALTOR® Party.

Latest News
July 31, 2015
On July 30, 2015, the U.S. Senate passed a short-term highway and transit bill, which extends authority through October 29, 2015, but replenishes the Highway Trust Fund into December 2015.
July 31, 2015
On July 29, 2015, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 3192 (Rep. Hill, R-AR), which would delay the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) enforcement of the new Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (TILA-RESPA) integrated disclosure rule.
July 31, 2015
NAR joined more than 1,500 national, state and local organizations and municipalities in a letter to Congressional leaders urging incrased funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) program.  Using a formula, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) distributes HOME grants states and local communities to fund a wide range of affordable housing activities.  These include downpayment assistance, rental assistance, rehabilitation of affordable housing, and development.  The Appropriations Committees in Congress, reacting to lower budgetary threshold
July 31, 2015
On July 30, Wells Fargo and Prospect Mortgage joined a growing number of lending institutions in discontinuing participation in Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs) with real estate agents and brokers.
July 24, 2015
On Thursday, July 23, NAR participated in the House Unmanned Systems Caucus panel discussion, "Commercial Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems."

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TRID: TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure

Effective August 1, 2015, any transaction involving a mortgage will use new CFPB disclosure forms. In November 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) integrated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Truth in Lending Act (TILA) disclosures and regulations.

Watch NAR webinars, videos, and presentations explaining the changes

Window to the Law: TRID Changes Coming

Please note: since the release of this video, CFPB has issued a proposal delaying the implementation of the final TRID rule to October 3, 2015, rather than the earlier required date of August 1.

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