Federal Issues & Legislation

Highlights From the NAR Board of Directors Meeting
After visiting members of Congress and the U.S. Senate, the important business of the NAR takes place. On Saturday, May 20, the NAR Board of Directors met to discuss pressing issues for REALTORS and our industry. The BOD debated matters such as changing the structure of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), opposing rent control measures and implementing legislation to prevent frivolous ADA lawsuits.
Congress to Hear From REALTORS

Registration is still open for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, May 15th - May 20th. This meeting is a great opportunity for REALTORS from all over the country to speak directly to their members of Congress on matters that affect the real estate industry.

Washington Looks at Flood Insurance

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is garnering attention in Washington, D.C. Both the House and Senate have held hearings on NFIP in recent days. Because the NFIP must be reauthorized by September 30 in order to continue selling flood insurance, the House and Senate are holding these hearings to petition ideas on how to reform this program.

Home Ownership Tax Incentives Threatened

Efforts to reform the tax code are moving in Washington, DC. Tax incentives that boost investment across the country are being reviewed in the tax reform discussion. Programs such as the 1031 Like Kind Exchange, Mortgage Interest Deduction and property tax deductions are facing scrutiny.

Atlanta REALTORS® Hosts U.S. Senator Isakson at Major Investor Event

Johnny Isakson, emeritus member of the Atlanta REALTORS®, United States Senator and twenty-nine time Sterling "R" RPAC investor spent the evening with other Atlanta REALTORS® Major RPAC investors on September 1st at the Georgian Club.

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