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NAR advocates on behalf of REALTORS® to foster a sound and dynamic U.S. real estate market that creates vibrant communities in which to live and work.

Find information on the issues, NAR's position, and how they affect REALTORS®, home buyers, and private property owners via the Federal Issues Tracker or navigate to specific topics:

Commercial Finance Issues

Basel Capital Standards for Banks and Thrifts
Commercial Real Estate Lending
Forced Access
Insurance-Surplus Lines
Lease Accounting
Mark-to-Market
Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMIC)
SBA Loans
Tenants in Common
Terrorism Insurance

Environmental and Property Rights Issue

Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights
Energy Efficiency
Lead Paint
National Flood Insurance Program
Natural Disaster Policy

Fair Housing

Accessibility
Fair Housing Act
Disparate Impact

Federal Housing Programs

Condominiums
FHA Programs (Federal Housing Administration) (includes loan limits)
Multifamily Housing Development & Insurance
Rural Housing Programs
Section 8 Voucher Reform
Valuation Issues Update
Veterans Affairs

Federal Tax Issues

Brownfields (Tax Deduction)
Capital Gains
Capital Gains—Carried Interests
Capital Gains Exclusion on Sale of Principal Residence
Depreciation—General
Depreciation—Tenant Improvements
Estate Tax Reform
Independent Contractor
Internet Sales Tax Fairness
Internet Tax Moratorium
Like-Kind Exchange
Mortgage ​Debt Cancellation Relief
Mortgage Interest Deduction
Tax Reform 

Financial and Credit Issues

Affiliate Marketing Regulations
Basel Capital Standards for Banks and Thrifts
Condominium Approvals
Credit Policy
Government-Sponsored Enterprises
Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies
Money Laundering/Terrorism Financing
Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule
Mortgage Loan Limits
Qualified Mortgage (QM)
Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) and Risk Retention
SBA Loans
Seller Financing
Short Sales

Foreclosures

Foreclosures

Immigration Issues

Visa—Investors
Visa—Tourism and Retirement
VisaSeasonal Workers

Insurance Issues

Health Care Reform
Insurance-Surplus Lines
National Flood Insurance Program
Terrorism Insurance
Tort Reform—Class Action

Real Estate Transaction Procedures and Fees

Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
Real Estate Transfer Tax

Right of Ownership

Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights

Technology Issues

Broadband Access
Data Privacy and Security
FCC Do Not Fax Rule
Net Neutrality
Patent Litigation Reform
Telemarketing/Cold-calling
Spam Email
Copyright/Trademark

Transportation Issues

Transportation Reauthorization Funding