Home Ownership Matters Archive

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

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

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....
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June 13, 2013

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...
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August 8, 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

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...
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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,...
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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...
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March 12, 2012

Targeting Success

By Chris Polychron, 2012First Vice President-Nominee, National Assocation of REALTORS® Hello, my name is Chris Polychron, and I’m new to the Leadership Team,currently serving as the NAR 2012 First Vice President-Nominee.   Manners are important in the South, so since I’m...
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February 2, 2012

At the Epicenter of Foreclosures, Some Hope for Home Owners

By Gary Thomas, 2011 First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® Just yesterday I attended the Home Ownership Matters bus tour stop in Las Vegas. It was heartening to see Nevadans’ excitement, including REALTORS®, as the bus rolled into...
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October 26, 2011