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Realtors® Applaud Administration’s Calls to End Conservatorship

Earlier this week, during an address to the Mortgage Bankers Association 2018 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C, Treasury Department Secretary Deputy Craig Phillips reiterated a Trump administration priority to end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. NAR...
October 17, 2018

Realtors® Applaud Senate Passage of 2018 WRDA Bill

WASHINGTON (October 10, 2018) – National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued the following statement after the Senate today voted to pass S. 3021, America’s Water...
October 10, 2018

Realtors Urge Deduction for Rental Income

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a 20 percent deduction for sole proprietors and owners of S corporations and other business entities. This was designed to provide roughly the same rate cut provided to regular corporations. It is...
September 28, 2018

Realtors® Recognize National Voter Registration Day

With just six weeks remaining until the 2018 midterm election, today marks National Voter Registration Day in America. This morning, National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty,...
September 25, 2018

Realtors Release 2018 Member Safety Report

As a part of Realtor® Safety Month, the National Association of Realtors® released its 2018 Member Safety Report, which surveyed over 3,000 Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, about how safe they feel while on the job,...
September 11, 2018

National Museum of American History Opens “Within These Walls” Exhibit with Help from NAR

Theatrical Projection enhanced by technology to bring genuine American story to life Today, the National Museum of American History’s opens its exhibition, “Within These Walls.” This exhibit will tell the story of over 200 years of American history through...
August 31, 2018

Realtors Commend FHFA Decision to Abandon Single Family Rental Program

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Tuesday announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will conclude their single-family rental pilot programs. National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX...
August 22, 2018

Realtors® Applaud HUD Decision to Target Online Housing Discrimination

WASHINGTON (August 20, 2018) – On Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a housing discrimination complaint against Facebook, alleging the site’s targeting tools allow advertisers to intentionally exclude specific demographics from viewing or receiving certain...
August 21, 2018

Big Win for Realtors in IRS Guidance on 20% Income Deduction

On Wednesday, August 8, the IRS released its proposed guidance on the new 20 percent business income deduction. The deduction, included as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in Congress last year, was a huge win...
August 9, 2018

NAR Supports U.S. Treasury Efforts to Improve Financial Regulation, Foster Tech Innovation

Last week, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued the latest in a series of reports aimed at improving regulation of the U.S. financial system. The report focuses on recommendations for nonbank financials, fintech, and innovation. NAR provided feedback on...
August 8, 2018