Realtors® work tirelessly to make sure the American Dream of owning a home is available to everyone who is willing and able to assume the responsibilities of homeownership. That commitment was evident today as hundreds of Realtors® volunteered their time and labor to frame homes that will later be used by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County for local individuals and families.
The following articles and studies examine the effects of low-income, public, and subsidized housing on the values of surrounding properties, the challenge of NIMBY, and some possible resources people can use to educate community groups and local governments.
In this issue of the Washington Report: NAR Shows Support for HOME Program; VA Funding Fee Update.
In this 14-minute podcast, IREM member Barbara Holland discusses a course developed by IREM targeted at individuals who are new to property management.
Washing Report from Oct. 31, 2011: FCC Approves Reforms to Boost Broadband Access; NAR Supports Greater Liquidity for Rural Communities; Obama Administration Expands GSE Refi Program.
America needs strong housing policies that ensure a robust recovery and do not further weaken the nation’s housing market. That was one of several recommendations resulting from the bipartisan New Solutions for America’s Housing Crisis forum on October 4 and endorsed by the National Association of Realtors®.
In this issue: Senate Passes Loan Limit Extension Amendment; BofA's Equator Requires Current License Information.
In this issue: NAR Supports Credit Union Lending Bill; NAR/ALTA Seek Freddie Short Sale Affidavit Changes; NAR Testifies Before Congress that the Government Plays Valuable Role in Homeownership; Treasury Department Holds Short Sale Outreach Event for Real Estate Professionals.
Owning a home has had long-standing government support in the U.S. because homeownership benefits individuals and families, strengthens communities, and is integral to the nation’s economy, the National Association of Realtors® said in testimony today.