Government Affairs

Realtors® Disappointed Senate Failed to Reauthorize Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

Realtors® Disappointed Senate Failed to Reauthorize Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

WASHINGTON (December 17, 2014) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron: “The U.S. Senate’s alarming failure to renew the federal terrorism risk insurance program before adjournment will stall commercial real estate development around the country. The Senate missed an opportunity to approve a six-year reauthorization of the Terrorism […]

Realtors® Applaud Final Passage of Legislation to Extend Key Real Estate Tax Provisions

Realtors® Applaud Final Passage of Legislation to Extend Key Real Estate Tax Provisions

WASHINGTON (December 17, 2014) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron: “The package of tax extensions approved by the U.S. House and Senate, and headed to the President’s desk for signature, includes important provisions that will help distressed homeowners and commercial property investors with transactions made during 2014. NAR […]

RPAC By The Numbers - Get Involved!

RPAC By The Numbers – Get Involved!

  Fort Worth, Texas — “Imagine the power we’d have if we could get every member engaged in the REALTOR® Party. Let’s do more than imagine it, let’s do it!” That’s the vision 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron from Hot Springs, Ark., outlined to more than 400 REALTOR® Association volunteers and staff gathered here for […]

REALTORS® Urge Congress to Extend VA Limits

REALTORS® Urge Congress to Extend VA Limits

The VA loan limits have remained at higher levels since 2008, at 150% of the GSE loan limits.  But that provision will expire on Dec. 31, 2014, if Congress does not act. The VA Home Loan Guaranty provides veterans and active-duty military personnel with a zero-downpayment home loan.  Those loans perform better than any other […]

Call to Action: Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Tax

Call to Action: Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Tax

NAR urgently needs your help to push Congress to extend the “Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act.”   Our Friends and Family Shouldn’t Suffer. If Congress does not step in before the end of the year, these homeowners will face an inflated tax bill based on “phantom income” they did not actually receive. And if they can’t […]

NAR: Tell Congress to Renew TRIA

NAR: Tell Congress to Renew TRIA

Urge Congress to Extend TRIA -Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 Commercial REALTORS MUST ACT NOW! Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, insurers backed out of the terrorism insurance market place prompting Congress to create a federal reinsurance risk-sharing program the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002” (TRIA), which also mandated that insurers […]

REALTORS Win Big in November Elections

REALTORS Win Big in November Elections

In the November elections for Governor of Alabama and state legislature, REALTOR supported candidates faired well and are making their way into leadership with the issues and concerns facing your industry and homeowners on their mind. Your RPAC donations went a long way to making sure candidates supported were interviewed and asked how they will directly […]

Two Upcoming Realtor® Calls for Action

Two Upcoming Realtor® Calls for Action

Next week, NAR will be launching an all member Call for Action (CFA) asking REALTORS® to contact their Members of Congress and Senators asking them to support extension of the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief Act to help distressed homeowners. To learn more click HERE. Immediately after that CFA, the very next week, NAR will be launching a […]

NAR Town Hall Meeting Webcast Invitation

NAR Town Hall Meeting Webcast Invitation

  NAR will be conducting a Town Hall Meeting for REALTORS® who are planning to attend the 2014 REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo.  The Town Hall Meeting will take place on May 8th at 2 PM EST.  During this live webcast NAR Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello will highlight the issues REALTORS® will present during […]