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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

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 […]

NAR-backed Mortgage Debt Relief Clears Committee

NAR-backed Mortgage Debt Relief Clears Committee

The Senate Finance Committee has passed a two-year retroactive extension of tax relief for households who’ve had mortgage debt forgiven by a lender as part of a short sale or loan modification.   “We applaud the Senate Finance Committee for approving a bipartisan compromise bill today,” NAR President Steve Brown says. The legislation still needs […]

NAR: Twitter Call for Action and Mortgage Cancellation Ad

NAR: Twitter Call for Action and Mortgage Cancellation Ad

This week, the U.S. Senate will be considering patent reform legislation that is supported by NAR and our coalition partners of several dozen small business organizations. Realtors and small businesspeople from across the country have been reporting frivolous demand letters from patent assertion entities (aka patent trolls) who have been seeking damages for alleged patent […]

PUBLIC NOTICE: From Vestavia City Council

PUBLIC NOTICE: From Vestavia City Council

PUBLIC NOTICE   Public Notice is hereby being given of a Special Called Meeting of the Vestavia Hills City Council for the purpose of discussing issues within the City and to enter into an Executive Session to discuss pending litigation. This Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 beginning at 12:00 PM at the Vestavia Hills Municipal Center Council Chambers 513 Montgomery Highway […]

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