Legislative & Regulatory Archive

Realtors® Say White House Tax Plan “Does Anything But” Support Homeownership

The White House today released a smattering of details surrounding its plan for tax reform, and Realtors® are wary. Despite the plan’s proponents reaffirming in a news conference that the plan was created with homeownership in mind, National Association...

Tax Day is Here Again. Here’s the Big Homeowner Advantage:

Except for accountants, Tax Day probably isn’t anyone’s favorite day of the year. The whole event comes with some level of stress, even for those filers expecting a big return this year. But the National Association of Realtors® is...

NAR Goes to Capitol Hill on Appraisals for VA Home Loan Program

It’s no secret that a professional appraisal is key to getting a clear understanding of the home purchase. It’s an important part of ensuring that buyers pay a fair price for their new home, and buyers who utilize the...

Tick Tock! National Flood Insurance Program Expires in Six Months, and Realtors® Are Sounding Alarm Bells

The National Flood Insurance Program provides affordable flood insurance to property owners across 22,000 communities, protecting homes and businesses from major flood disasters. But the program requires Congressional approval, and the clock is ticking. With just six months to...

Appraiser Survey Shows Challenges Remain for Practitioners

There’s been a lot of talk within the industry about appraisals lately, especially on issues like turnaround times, higher and/or “rush fees,” and the challenge of bringing new appraisers into the profession. The National Association of Realtors® just released fresh...

Flood Insurance on the Agenda as National Consumer Protection Week Unfolds

The Federal Trade Commission’s “National Consumer Protection Week” kicked off on March 5, and a top consumer issue of importance to Realtors® is what will happen to the National Flood Insurance Program later this year. Over 21,000 communities depend...

Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary

By a vote of 58-41, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Ben Carson today as the next Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown laid out the challenges that lie ahead,...

VIDEO: Bill Brown Speaks Out on Tax Reform

Proposals to overhaul the U.S. tax system are gaining steam in Washington, with plenty at stake for homeowners. National Association of Realtors® President Bill Brown is speaking out and committing to fight on behalf of important tax incentives like...
February 13, 2017

NAR President: “Tax Reform Must Protect Homeownership”

As tax reform heats up on Captiol Hill, National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown is working to make sure the Realtor® message is heard. In an op-ed to “The Hill,” Brown said Realtors® are eager for responsible...

NAR Issues Letter of Support for Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

Change is coming to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Association of Realtors® is making its voice heard. The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing this week to consider...