Housing Policy Archive

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness: It’s All About Fairness

In his latest video, NAR President Steve Brown explains why NAR supports an extension on mortgage debt cancellation relief. Take a look. brightcove.createExperiences();...
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February 26, 2014

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...
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September 16, 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...
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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

Housing Finance Goes Bipartisan

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas A bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Corker-Warner bill (S.1217) on Tuesday. This legislation is comprehensive, bipartisan and detailed beyond what we’ve seen so far. It would remake the role of the federal...
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June 27, 2013

You Can Bank On It

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas As Bob Hope said, “a bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” All kidding aside, we understand banks play a vital role...
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May 8, 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

Bringing Clarity to Congress and Transparency to RESPA/TILA

Just a few days ago, I testified before Congress on a committee hearing on RESPA/TILA, to try to resolve that RESPA information sheet that we deal with during every transaction. We want transparency, we want the consumer to understand...
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June 27, 2012

A Great Meeting with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

I recently met with folks from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau including Rich Cordray, who heads up the CFPB. They are forming brand new committee and looking to include REALTORS®. No one can better represent consumers today than REALTORS®!...
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June 27, 2012