Tom Salomone Archive

Story Idea: Consumers Should Be Aware of Moving Fraud

There’s a lot to think about in the midst of a major move: maybe a house is being purchased or sold, kids might be getting enrolled at a new school, and as often as not a lot of money...

Salomone: CFPB Recognizes “There are Lingering Challenges to Address”

WASHINGTON (April 29, 2016) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Tom Salomone in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s letter announcing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to bring further clarity to and...

House-Passed Legislation Promises Flood-Insurance Flexibility for Consumers

The House of Representatives voted today to advance legislation that will foster a private flood-insurance market, and the National Association of Realtors® is standing firmly behind the effort. “Consumers who wish to purchase insurance in the private market should...

Conversation on National Flood Insurance Program Heats Up

The National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire in September 2017, and according to the National Association of Realtors®, the stakes are high for reauthorization. The program lapsed twice between 2008 and 2012, and NAR estimates that as...
April 15, 2016

Selling in Spring–Tips from Tom Salomone

The process of selling a home can be a stressful one. There are a lot of steps and things one needs to consider: Is it the right time?  At what price should the home be listed? Where are you...

Email Scam Targeting Homebuyers Catches FTC, NAR Attention

Scammers have used email to defraud consumers for years, with increasing levels of sophistication. But a recent ‘phishing’ operation is once again putting people’s bank accounts in the cross-hairs. This time, the target is prospective homebuyers. Here’s how it...
March 22, 2016

Tom Salomone Wants Readers to Remember These Tax Advantages

Tax season is now well underway, and millions of first-time homeowners are discovering that their new home means big savings at tax time. NAR 2016 President Tom Salomone expanded on this issue last week in his first op-ed as...
March 15, 2016

Tom Salomone: “I Like Where We’re Headed”

National Association of Realtors® President Tom Salomone told Nerd Wallet in a recent interview that there’s a clear road ahead that is balanced and fair for buyers and sellers, but it will take some time to get there. “We...
February 16, 2016

Appraisal Tips from NAR President Tom Salomone

Appraisals can be complicated for potential home buyers during the buying process and homeowners looking to refinance their place. When it comes to the latter, NAR President Tom Salomone has you covered. Check out the advice he gave homeowners...

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