Promoting Home Ownership Archive

HEAR US ROAR!

By NAR 2017 First Vice President John Smaby Last week, nearly 9600 Realtors®came to Washington to make our voices heard on protecting homeownership.  If you haven’t had the chance to come to one of our national conferences, you are...
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May 24, 2017

Polychron praises FHFA efforts to promote affordable housing

NAR president Chris Polychron says Realtors® support responsible lending to qualified buyers, which is essential for building strong communities....
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January 27, 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

Conversations with Real Insight Launches with Secretary Julian Castro

NAR President Steve Brown sits down with Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...

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

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

From Sea to Shining Sea

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas Owning a home of your own is a vital part of the American Dream. The 75 million Americans who do own their homes can testify that homeownership helps people, communities and the nation.Homeowners...
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June 13, 2013

Sending the Message, Do No Harm, to the White House

2013 NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong shares his experience on the The Real Estate Roundtable Board of Directors where they met with White House top advisors Valerie Jarrett and  Gene Sperling, and where NAR’s message — Do No Harm to...
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March 28, 2013