Home Ownership Matters Archive

MLK & Fair Housing

By: Tom Salomone, 2016 President Monday, Jan 18th 2016, marks MLK Day, honoring the memory of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In thinking about Dr. King’s many, many heroic contributions, I am reminded of the tremendous...
January 15, 2016

REALTORS® at the White House

NAR’s 2013 Leadership Team and CEO Dale Stinton attended President Obama’s briefing on the current state of the economic recovery. REALTORS® were invited because of the critical role they played to stabilize and revitalize the real estate market. President...
September 16, 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...
June 13, 2013

Representing Real Estate in Tampa and Charlotte

One of the rights of citizenship in the United States is the right to petition the government, the right to share our opinion and our perspective with our elected and non-elected representatives.  We do that individually and collectively, by...
September 19, 2012


It was an honor to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina last week,  representing the National Association of REALTORS®, along with 2012 Immediate Past President Ron Phipps and 2012 First Vice President-Nominee Chris Polychron. The convention...
September 14, 2012

The Doorway to Private Property Ownership

by Ron Phipps, 2012 Immediate Past President, NAR Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp...
August 8, 2012

I’ve Registered, Have You?

By Scott Louser, 2012 Vice President & Liaison to Government Affairs, National Association of REALTORS® As soon as I heard about the rally in Washington, D.C., I knew I had to be there. The American Dream of homeownership is...
April 25, 2012

The Countdown Is On

The countdown to the Rally to Protect the American Dream is officially on. NAR Vice President & Liaison to Committees, D.J. Snapp, talks about how important it is for state and local associations to spread the word to their...
April 9, 2012

E Rallius Unum

By Ron Phipps, 2012 NAR Immediate Past President E Pluribus Unum.  Out of many, one. For many years, this has been the motto of the United States.  Today, it seems to be more important than ever.  As a country,...
March 28, 2012

Nothing But the Truth

By President-Elect Gary Thomas, National Association of REALTORS® There is a persistent truth about home ownership. No matter how difficult the last few years have been, and no matter how much of a battering the housing industry takes, Americans still...
March 12, 2012