Commercial Archive

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

Plant Now to Harvest Later

 by Steve Brown, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® NAR recently held its 2012 REALTOR Party Policy and Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC.  The purpose was to give our members the opportunity to prioritize NAR’s policy agenda for...
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February 7, 2012

Are you optimistic ‘bout the way that things are going?, Posted by Jim

“Are you optimistic ‘bout the way that things are going? No, I never ever think of it at all. Don’t you ever worry when you see what’s going down? No, I try to mind my business.  That is not...
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August 24, 2010

Talking Commercial with Congress, Posted by Jim

On Wednesday and Thursday thousands of REALTORS® went up to Capitol Hill to talk with members of Congress about four important issues facing our industry.  For the first time ever in the history of our Midyear Legislative Meetings, one...
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May 14, 2010

Some Things Never Change…But…How ‘Bout That Tax Code?? Posted by Jim

In 1986 Congress changed the tax code for commercial real property ownership causing one of the worst economic downturns the real estate market has ever witnessed. I was there…many of us were. It wasn’t a good time if you...
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December 10, 2009

Ten days ago I was in Hawaii, Posted By Jim

When the real estate market struggles, so do we. When I struggle I always go back to my favorite song writer/story teller. Jimmy Buffett has a song (I apologize here if I’ve used this before) called “I Love the...
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November 2, 2009

Victories in the Commercial Sector, Posted by Gary

If you haven’t heard this statistic, it’s a little shocking: $1.3 trillion dollars of commercial debt has to be refinanced by 2012. Yep, that’s harsh. But NAR is working hard to make sure sound policies are put in place...
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October 23, 2009

And the walls that won’t come down, Posted by Jim

“And the walls that won’t come down…we can decorate or find some way to get around…” Jimmy Buffett…From – “Off the Coast of Carolina” Well – another summer and now Labor Day has come and gone. I spent September...
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September 10, 2009

“I Just Want to Testify,” Posted by Jim

By “The Parliaments” (George Clinton and Daron Taylor – 1967) Some of you are old enough to remember this song. Some of you won’t admit that you are. It is a lead in to my blog entry this week...
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July 17, 2009

Uniting to Revive Commercial Real Estate, Posted by Gary

Let’s face it, it’s rare in the business world to see people putting their own agendas aside in favor of what’s best for the majority. But I had the pleasure of witnessing such sentiments at NAR’s Commercial Real Estate...
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June 23, 2009