Mortgage Interest Deduction Archive

Tax Heaven

  By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas On April 15th, it’s a good time to remember something Will Rogers once said.  He noted that, “the difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”...
April 15, 2013

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...
December 11, 2012

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

Our Response To The Wall Street Journal About The MID

After reading an article in the Wall Street Journal that inaccurately portrayed why the National Association of REALTORS defends the Mortgage Interest Deduction for all homebuyers, I couldn’t stand by and let this assumption go unchallenged.  Take a moment...
September 6, 2012

REALTOR® Party Storms Grand Old Party

by Gary Thomas, 2012 NAR President-Elect Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Republican National Convention along with 2012 NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong and 2012 Vice President and Liaison to Government Affairs Scott Louser in Tampa, Florida....
September 4, 2012

One of the Certainties of Life

    By Chris Polychron, First Vice President-Nominee, National Association of REALTORS® As one educator said, “America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.”  So I think Tax Day is a good opportunity to talk...
April 17, 2012

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...
February 7, 2012

Mortgage Interest Deduction: Critical to America, Posted by Ron

May 12, 2011

Do It For You, Do It For Your Clients, Do It For America, Posted by Moe

What do we ask of you?  Let me tell you.  It will affect 47 million middle-class Americans who have a mortgage. It will affect the home prices of 75 million Americans who own their home. It will affect the...
April 21, 2011