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New Phishing Scam: Don’t Get Hooked

By NAR 2016 President Tom Salomone One member of the National Association of REALTORS® recently told how a client was scammed by a “phishing scheme.”  That’s when hackers lure unsuspecting consumers into giving up their hard-earned money. In this...
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March 28, 2016

A LIFE WORTHWHILE

By NAR 2015 President Chris Polychron A year and-a-half ago, the untimely death of Realtor® Beverly Carter brought home to me that a person’s livelihood as a Realtor® should not put them in mortal danger. As 2015 President of...
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March 4, 2016

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 for...
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October 16, 2013

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 pre-foreclosure...
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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 lending....
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August 15, 2013