Legal Archive

Polychron testifies in House on RESPA/TILA

2015 NAR President Chris Polychron testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance on the need for a grace period before enforcing the new regulations on the real estate settlement process....
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May 15, 2015

Polychron urges Senate to ease regulatory burdens

2015 NAR president Chris Polychron testified before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on the need for regulatory reform and increased access to credit....
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April 16, 2015

Polychron highlights positive effects of FHA policy change

2015 NAR President Chris Polychron discusses the impact of the FHA policy change in a new video....
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February 18, 2015

Polychron on Meeting President Obama

NAR President Chris Polychron met Barack Obama backstage before the President's address in Phoenix on housing and the middle class....
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January 9, 2015

Polychron on President’s action to lower cost prohibitive FHA insurance premiums

NAR President Chris Polychron praises President Barack Obama's housing speech today in Phoenix....
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January 8, 2015

August Recess Isn’t Slowing Down NAR

NAR's Federal Political Coordinators are meeting with Congress in their home districts to discuss two major issues....
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August 25, 2014

FHA Bounces Back

By 2014 NAR President Steve Brown Just as the winter snows melt, and spring begins to bloom, there are also signs of renewal for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The White House released its fiscal 2015 budget proposal last...
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March 10, 2014

Gary Thomas Warns of Default’s Impact on the Housing Market

Earlier today, NAR President Gary Thomas testified to the Senate Banking Committee about the impact a default would have on the housing market, calling it the type of event that would cause great harm to real estate’s recovery. Watch...
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October 10, 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

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