The 2013 NAR Legislative and Regulatory Year in Review document gives you a quick overview of the issues NAR tackled in 2013.
At its Nov. 11, 2013, meeting, the Board of Directors approved a new three-year strategic plan that emphasizes innovation and transformation. A 15-month process called REThink engaged members in talking about NAR's future and drove development of the plan. In a letter introducing the plan, NAR's leaders talk about actions the association has already taken as a result of REThink.
For most home buyers, the purchase of real estate is one of the largest financial transactions they will make.
Respondents favor walkable neighborhoods with a mix of houses, stores, and businesses, and would be willing to compromise on home size for a preferred neighborhood.
The reworked document has been narrowed down to those issues you either are currently facing or will likely face in the year to come. It includes arguments both for and against each issue to help you become more familiar with both sides of the issues that impact REALTORS® and consumers.
NAR’s tenth Housing Pulse Survey shows a stronger environment for home sales and home ownership and less concern about jobs and foreclosures than in 2011.