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The Government Affairs Division of BAR is designed to protect and enhance the quality of life of those living in the Birmingham area and Central Alabama by creating a favorable relationship within the government and law making bodies.

 

The BAR Government Affairs helps monitor local, state, and national legislative issues that affect quality of life issues and the real estate industry, review concerns and make recommendations to the Board of Directors, interview candidates running for local and statewide public offices, hold an annual legislative reception, and generate funds to be used for political activities.

 

We encourage youto  get involved in our local government, and to familiarize yourself with BAR’s position on local policies.

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Government Affairs Posts from Our Blog

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 […]

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