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Statement From NAR 2014 President Elect Chris Polychron on Beverly Carter Tragedy

NAR President-Elect Chris Polychron released a statement on fellow Arkansas REALTOR® Beverly Carter, who was found murdered this week....
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September 30, 2014

Yes to GSE Reform

  By 2014 President Steve Brown   NAR recognizes that the current system for secondary mortgages is unsustainable. We fully support moving forward with legislative reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. NAR, however, insists than any specific legislative...
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June 10, 2014

Thank You

By NAR 2014 President Steve Brown I want to personally thank everyone who responded to our most recent Call for Action about delaying the changes in the new National Flood Insurance Program law. I appreciate the continued grassroots support...
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December 18, 2013

We Are the Lions

By NAR 2014 President Steve Brown It’s a tremendous honor to serve as the 2014 President of the National Association of REALTORS®. At our Annual Conference in San Francisco last week, I laid out my goals and direction for...
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November 27, 2013

Let It Be

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas Last week I met with Ed DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. We had a very positive discussion in which I reiterated NAR’s position of opposing lower conforming loan limits...

Super Size It

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas If you’re considering how nice it would be to own a larger home, this may be the time to buy. For the first time in history, interest rates on jumbo mortgages actually fell...
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October 2, 2013

Shortsighted on Short Sales

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas When it comes to rules and regulations, the National Association of REALTORS® must always be vigilant. We have heard your concerns about the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) proposal to prohibit “dual agency” in...
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September 30, 2013

This Recess is No Time to Play

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas Although August is time for the annual Congressional recess, activity in our nation’s capital is not slowing down. We’re continuing to work hard on vital issues like tax reform, flood insurance and mortgage...
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August 15, 2013

Not Just a Voice in the Wilderness

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas REALTORS® are finally being heard, and it makes you want to jump and shout! Today President Obama delivered the message loud and clear—Home Ownership Matters! I’m pleased to say that our efforts to...
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August 7, 2013

Hope for Homeowners

  By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas We’ve seen interest rates rising recently. Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages have gone up almost a full percentage point since reaching record lows six months ago. REALTORS and consumers are understandably anxious...
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July 8, 2013