Thank You

By NAR 2014 President Steve Brown I want to personally thank everyone who responded to our most recent Call for Action about delaying the changes in the new National Flood Insurance Program law. I appreciate the continued grassroots support...
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December 18, 2013

We Are the Lions

By NAR 2014 President Steve Brown It’s a tremendous honor to serve as the 2014 President of the National Association of REALTORS®. At our Annual Conference in San Francisco last week, I laid out my goals and direction for...
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November 27, 2013

Let It Be

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas Last week I met with Ed DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. We had a very positive discussion in which I reiterated NAR’s position of opposing lower conforming loan limits...

Gary Thomas Warns of Default’s Impact on the Housing Market

Earlier today, NAR President Gary Thomas testified to the Senate Banking Committee about the impact a default would have on the housing market, calling it the type of event that would cause great harm to real estate’s recovery. Watch...
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October 10, 2013

Super Size It

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas If you’re considering how nice it would be to own a larger home, this may be the time to buy. For the first time in history, interest rates on jumbo mortgages actually fell...
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October 2, 2013

Shortsighted on Short Sales

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas When it comes to rules and regulations, the National Association of REALTORS® must always be vigilant. We have heard your concerns about the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) proposal to prohibit “dual agency” in...
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September 30, 2013

NAR Debuts New Military Relocation Professional Certification

The new Military Relocation Professional Certification helps REALTORS® hone their knowledge and skills for working with veterans and active duty military buyers and sellers to ensure that homeownership remains affordable and accessible to them. President Gary Thomas explains more...
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September 23, 2013

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