Call For Action Archive

Do No Harm to Housing

by Gary Thomas, NAR President I recently had a good meeting with leaders in Congress and reminded them why the mortgage interest deduction is vital to the stability of the American housing market and economy. See more in the...
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December 11, 2012

The Sky’s the (Loan) Limit

By Gary Thomas, 2012 President-Elect, National Association of REALTORS® I have some great news to share with everyone! Last night Congress voted to restore loan limits and the maximum cap for Federal Housing Administration loans. Their action reinstates the...
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November 18, 2011

“A Call to Action”…Is It Part of Your Business Plan? Posted by Jim

Last week the NAR Public Policy meetings were held in Washington, D.C.  This year our membership, and more specifically our residential brethren, stepped up to bat for those in the commercial sector of our industry and pushed to make...
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February 1, 2010

Momentum Building for Tax Credit Extension, Posted by Charles

A few weeks ago, the news media was all abuzz with opinion pieces stating that the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit had run its course, and the prospect for extending the credit was very uncertain. However, in the past...
October 9, 2009

Brokers Help Raise Our Voice, Posted by Vicki

There is no doubt that this year has been important for real estate and our economy on many different levels. What matters most to REALTORS® is how changes in the industry and government policy affect our clients, customers and...
June 5, 2009

Answer the CFA and Support the $15,000 Tax Credit! Posted by Gary

A new Call For Action will go out today regarding the economic stimulus package being debated in Congress. The CFA asks members of Congress to support the $15,000 tax credit for all homebuyers and to make permanent higher conforming...
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February 6, 2009

Ten Percent Participation Won’t Cut It in 2009, Posted by Steve

Back in college, the first thing I learned in Econ 101 is that economies are built on confidence. Like many, I am hopeful that those who lead us on the federal level will really come through in the days...
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January 9, 2009

330,000 Letters to Congress, Posted by Charles

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the Realtors® who responded to our Call for Action related to our Four-Point Plan to Stimulate the Housing Market. When all was said and done, we sent more...
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January 6, 2009