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Government Plays Valuable Role in Homeownership, Say Realtors®

October 13, 2011: 

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.

October 11, 2011

October 11, 2011: 

In this issue: MID: Witnesses Say No Cuts Now; Congress Extends Flood Insurance until Nov. 18.

Preserving Home Ownership Tax Benefits Vital to Housing Market, Say Realtors®

October 6, 2011: 

“Today, witnesses before the Senate Finance Committee were in complete agreement that now is not the time to make changes to the mortgage interest deduction. NAR is pleased that a range of witnesses testifying at the committee’s hearing on tax incentives for homeownership reinforced the message Realtors® have been delivering to Washington: do no harm."

Realtors® Urge Long-term Flood Insurance Reform as Congress Passes Stopgap Extension

October 4, 2011: 

National Association of Realtors® President Ron Phipps issued a statement urging Congress to institute a longer term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program.

October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011: 

In this issue: HUD Clarifies FHA Mortgage Insurance Requirements on 15 Year Loans; NAR Comments on Proposed Energy Labeling Program for Commercial Buildings; Congress Extends Flood Insurance until Nov. 18.

Housing Must Remain Nation's Top Priority, Say Realtors®

October 4, 2011: 

We need to keep housing first on the nation’s public policy agenda, because housing and homeownership issues affect all Americans, and a housing recovery is necessary for the nation’s economic well-being.

REALTORS® Bring Workforce Housing Concerns to Nation's Capital

September 28, 2011: 

To address a nationwide shortage of workforce housing, the National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with the National Housing Conference, will host a forum today in Washington, D.C.

REALTORS® Advocate Public Policies That Support Home Ownership

September 22, 2011: 

National Association of Realtors® President Ron Phipps released a statement reminding candidates how important home ownership is to the economic and social fabric of our country.

REALTORS® Call for Increased Lending, Pre-Foreclosure Efforts to Reduce High Inventories

September 20, 2011: 

Increased lending to creditworthy home buyers and more loan modifications and short sales are necessary to reduce the rising inventory of foreclosed homes and help stabilize and revitalize the housing industry and economy.

September 2011: The FTC MAP Rule's Impact

September 1, 2011: 

Thomas B. Pahl, Assistant Director, Division of Financial Practices, Federal Trade Commission, discusses how the Mortgage Acts and Practices (MAP) rule will impact real estate professionals who provide information to consumers about mortgage products.

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