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Housing Will Play a Major Role in Presidential Election, Say Leading Political Insiders

May 15, 2012: 

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.

Housing Mortgage Market Reform Key to Housing Recovery

May 15, 2012: 

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 Urges Congress to Make VA Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) Permanent

May 14, 2012: 

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 Asks Congress to Protect Rural Housing

May 14, 2012: 

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.

CFPB Announces Plans to Propose Mortgage Compensation Rules

May 14, 2012: 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an outline of proposals under consideration for rules governing compensation for mortgage loan originators.

My REALTOR® Party: From Member to Politician

May 14, 2012: 

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.

NAR Funds Association Advocacy Initiatives

May 14, 2012: 

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

May 9, 2012: 

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.

America Needs Long-Term Extension of National Flood Insurance Program, Say Realtors®

May 9, 2012: 

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.

Home Ownership Matters Resources for Your Business

May 8, 2012: 

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.

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