Congress Archive

Realtors® Show Support for Legislation Addressing Wildfire

In many communities around the country, wildfire represents a serious threat to homes and other property. But Congress is currently considering legislation that addresses this concern, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015.” The bill aims to improve forest...
September 15, 2016

Realtors® Testify in Support of Veteran Homeownership

The National Association of Realtors® made a public appearance on Capitol Hill this week with testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. NAR 2016 Vice President Sherri Meadows testified in support of the Veterans Affairs Department’s...
February 10, 2016

1031 Exchanges Remain in Focus

Congress passed a tax extenders bill in December that included a number of victories for Realtors®, but when it comes to tax policy and real estate, there’s still plenty to talk about. NAR 2016 Immediate Past President Chris Polychron...

Infographic: What tax extenders mean for real estate

The President recently signed NAR-supported legislation that addresses over $600 billion in tax breaks for both individuals and businesses. Many previously-expired tax provisions important to the business of real estate are extended in the bill, with some winning permanent...
December 22, 2015

Salomone: Tax Extenders Bill “Critical” to Real Estate Industry

The House and Senate voted this week to approve a year end “tax extenders” bill, with Realtor® priorities strongly represented in the final language. The legislation addresses over $600 billion in tax breaks for both individuals and businesses, including...
December 18, 2015

G-Fee Pay-for Out as Transportation Bill Takes Another Step Forward

Congressional leaders this week released the conference report for a multi-year surface transportation bill, a significant step forward as the bill works towards passage. National Association of Realtors® President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral...
December 2, 2015

NAR-Supported Legislation: What it Means for Condos

At a hearing this week before a U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee, National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron said that NAR stands ready to work on passage of H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015.”...
October 22, 2015

Recess? More like halftime. Here’s what on deck:

No swing sets or monkey bars here! Congress may be out for August recess, but the National Association of Realtors® isn’t slowing down one bit. Leaders on Congress’s tax-writing committees continue to discuss the outlines for comprehensive tax reform,...

Patent Trolls are Real and They’re Scary! NAR Educates Realtors with New Video

Patent trolls could cost Realtors® a lot of money and a lot of time. NAR is working hard to educate its more than 1 million members about the scourge of patent trolls who threaten unsuspecting Realtors®, and other business owners,...
April 20, 2015

Video Highlights Impact of Patent Trolls on Businesses

  Patent reform is crucial to REALTORS® as the real estate industry is more and more dependent on the use of information technology and software products to market properties and manage their businesses. Frivolous patent infringement lawsuits for everyday...
March 31, 2015