Tell Congress to Pass Flood Insurance Reform Now


August, 21, 2017 by: Tags: 0 Comments

Without Congressional action by September 30, 2017, authority for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire.  If the NFIP lapses, more than 40,000 real estate transactions per month will be in jeopardy. Urge your member of Congress to pass “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act” H.R. 2874 as soon as possible. TAKE ACTION TODAY! […]

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RPAC Fundraising Guide


August, 20, 2017 by: Tags: 0 Comments

New to RPAC fundraising or need an RPAC 101 refresher? Download the RPAC Fundraising Guide for an overview of how NAR funds its political advocacy efforts and information on programs and resources available to state and local REALTOR® Associations. Source: Homeownership / Private Property Rights Action Center

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Pacific Southwest REALTORS® Advocate for Transit-oriented Smart Growth


August, 08, 2017 by: Tags: 0 Comments

Housing affordability is the top priority for California’s governor.  It’s the principal challenge for the mayor and the San Diego City Council.  And it’s of utmost concern to the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR), with 2,000 members in the trenches of the local real estate industry, where rents have skyrocketed in the past decade, […]

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Delaware REALTORS® Use REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts to Save Itemized Deductions


August, 08, 2017 by: Tags: 0 Comments

But with the recent loss of GM and Dupont jobs, and casino profits dwindling, the deficit on the state of Delaware’s $4 billion budget this past fiscal year was close to $400 million. Something had to be done to help fill the gap.  The Delaware Association of REALTORS® had managed to dissuade the legislature from […]

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Miami REALTORS® Kick off Year of Advocacy with Community Engagement Projects


August, 08, 2017 by: Tags: 0 Comments

Miami Association of REALTORS®, with more than 46,000 primary members, has to think BIG to deliver the most impact with the REALTOR® Party programs, explains Senior Vice President of Housing & Government Affairs Danielle Blake.  In order to use REALTOR® Party resources efficiently, the Miami Association, through member engagement and feedback, developed a list of […]

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Advocacy Everywhere


July, 12, 2017 by: Tags: 0 Comments

NAR’s new advocacy initiative will expand our influence on public policy at the local, state and federal levels and increase REALTOR® and consumer participation in calls for action. This requires big changes in the technology we use for our calls for action and website, while providing new and innovative opportunities to use online advocacy tools […]

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Small Connecticut Boards Make Big Impact with Placemaking Grants


July, 09, 2017 by: Tags: 0 Comments

The 650-member Greater Fairfield Board of REALTORS® created an inviting ‘pocket park’ on an unused downtown corner. The 156-member Newtown Board of REALTORS® helped establish an attractive and productive ‘Fruit Trail’ of flowering trees and perennials along a recreational path. The Executive Officer of the REALTOR® boards of Greater Fairfield and Newtown, Connecticut declares that […]

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Giving Legislators the Big Picture: Record-Breaking Attendance at Connecticut REALTOR® Rally


July, 05, 2017 by: Tags: 0 Comments

In the past, the annual REALTOR® Advocacy Day in Hartford, Connecticut, looked similar to lobbying events across the country:  about 500 members of the state association would venture to the capitol building and lobby the legislature, one bill at a time. This year, the Connecticut REALTORS®‘ Board of Directors wanted to engage members in bigger […]

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North Bay Association Tackles Rent Control Ordinance in Santa Rosa, California


July, 04, 2017 by: Tags: 0 Comments

In the North Bay region of California, which counts Napa and Sonoma among its counties, agriculture and tourism are big—and so is the shortage of affordable and work force housing. When Santa Rosa, the region’s largest city, recently attempted to pass rent control and just cause eviction legislation, the 3,200-member North Bay Association of REALTORS® […]

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NAR Comments on Energy Regulations


January, 01, 1970 by: Tags: 0 Comments

NAR submitted comments on the most burdensome regulations issued by the Department of Energy.  In response to a Request for Information (RFI) on burdensome regulations, NAR, in its letter, outlined the regulatory burdens posed to the real estate sector by the Home Energy Performance Score and the Property Assessed Clean Energy Program. NAR welcomes the […]

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