Housing and the economic recovery will play a large part in deciding the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, according to public policy experts at today's Legislative and Political Forum during the Realtors® 2012 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
A sustainable housing recovery requires that policymakers move forward with the difficult decisions regarding the future of the mortgage market, Federal Reserve Board Governor Elizabeth Duke told Realtors® at a joint Real Estate Services and Regulatory Issues Forum May 15.
NAR, in coalition with the Mortgage Bankers and Home Builders, sent a letter to Congress urging them to make the VA ARM programs permanent.
NAR, in coalition with the Mortgage Bankers and Home Builders, wrote to Congress this week and asked them to save rural communities from losing rural housing programs.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an outline of proposals under consideration for rules governing compensation for mortgage loan originators.
Supporting a candidate for public office who supports REALTOR® issues provides associations the opportunity to involve their members in community efforts at a whole new level.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in March awarded more than $200,000 to 11 REALTOR® associations for their outstanding real estate public policy or advocacy ideas, as part of the My REALTOR® Party Game Changer program.
May 9, 2012: NAR President Moe Veissi Urges Congress to Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program
On May 9, NAR President Moe Veissi testified on Capitol Hill about reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire on May 31.
A long-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before the current temporary extension expires on May 31, is critical to provide certainty and avoid further disruptions in real estate markets.
NAR has extensive resources for its Home Ownership Matters campaign. These materials help practitioners be the go-to contacts when customers wonder about the impact of lawmakers' actions on their homes and the housing market.