Steve Brown Archive

REALTORS® Running for a Cause

NAR President Steve Brown encourages REALTORS® across the country to support charities of REALTORS® running in the 2014 Boston Marathon in remembrance of last year’s bombing victims.  ...
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April 2, 2014

FHA Bounces Back

By 2014 NAR President Steve Brown Just as the winter snows melt, and spring begins to bloom, there are also signs of renewal for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The White House released its fiscal 2015 budget proposal last...
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March 10, 2014

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

A Win for Rural Housing

NAR President Steve Brown outlines an important win for rural communities that was just signed into law. See more in Steve’s video below....
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February 12, 2014

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

Things That Go Bump in the Night

  By NAR First Vice President Steve Brown We used to fear things that go bump in the night. With the internet, however, we must now look over our shoulder 24/7/365. eHarmony…AOL…Monster.com…Google…CardSystems Solutions:  what do all these large companies...
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October 22, 2012

Good News: Supreme Court Ruling Favors Real Estate Brokerages

By Steve Brown, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® Late last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled favorably on a case involving unearned fees under Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).  While the ruling was about mortgage lending,...
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June 1, 2012

The Supremes Rule

By Steve Brown, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® When people think of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), they usually think of our issues advocacy with the Legislative and Executive branches.  But the truth is NAR also...
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April 26, 2012

It’s All Local

by Steve Brown, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® Recently, President Obama proposed several programs to revive the housing market.  One such proposal calls for the bulk sale of real estate owned (REO) properties.  In areas where property...
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March 19, 2012