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Realtors® Advocate Mortgage Liquidity for Creditworthy Home Buyers

May 10, 2011: 

A panel of industry experts told several thousand Realtors® gathered at a special symposium that the pendulum on mortgage credit has swung too far in the other direction after the recent housing downturn and is putting an unnecessary burden on creditworthy consumers, impeding the economic and housing market recoveries.

Realtors® Working for Tomorrow's Home Owners Today

May 9, 2011: 

Realtors® from across the country are meeting with legislators, public policy makers and industry leaders this week to address pressing concerns and issues that affect home owners, aspiring home owners and real estate investors everywhere.

May 2011: Lead-based Paint Disclosures and the Law

May 1, 2011: 

Attorney Cindy Wheeler discusses the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations regarding lead-based paint disclosures.

Realtors® Applaud Bill to Speed Lender Response to Short Sales

April 13, 2011: 

A new bill to improve the process for approving short sales may soon bring relief to distressed home owners who are unable to keep their homes and hope to avoid foreclosure. The bill, introduced in the U.S. House yesterday and strongly supported by the National Association of Realtors®, would impose a deadline of 45 days on lenders to respond to short sale requests.

Realtors® Urge Congress to Approach GSE Reform Slowly

March 31, 2011: 

The National Association of REALTORS® today urged Congress to move cautiously when reforming government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Reforming America’s housing finance market can only be achieved through a forward-looking, comprehensive approach that supports the housing and economic recoveries.

Realtors® Oppose High Down Payment Requirement for Qualified Residential Mortgage Exemption

March 29, 2011: 

High down payment requirements being proposed by federal regulatory agencies as part of the upcoming rulemaking under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will unnecessarily burden homebuyers and significantly impede the economic and housing recovery.

NAR Home Ownership Bus Tour Stops in Portland

March 23, 2011: 

After several stops throughout the country this month, the Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour will stop in Portland on Saturday, March 26, outside the Portland Better Living Home Garden & Lifestyle Show.

Denver Welcomes NAR Home Ownership Bus Tour

March 18, 2011: 

A month-long Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour hosted by the National Association of Realtors® makes a stop this week outside the Denver Home Show on Saturday, March 19. NAR leaders and invited local officials will be on hand to hear from consumers and speak with them about how shifting priorities and public policies in Washington could affect home ownership here in Denver.

Realtors® Advocate Reform, Long-term Extension of National Flood Insurance Program

March 11, 2011: 

Congress needs to strengthen and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for the long term to prevent undermining the fragile real estate market recovery, the National Association of Realtors® said in testimony today before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

NAR Home Ownership Bus Tour Rolls into Chicago

March 4, 2011: 

The National Association of Realtors® month-long Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour kicks off this weekend in Chicago outside of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show on Saturday, March 5. Chicagoans can speak with NAR leaders and invited local officials about the housing issues that matter to them, as well as learn about how public policy developments in Washington could affect their ability to buy, sell and own a home.

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