Respond to Red Alerts & Calls for Action
On occasion, C.A.R. asks REALTORS® to call their legislators to support or oppose proposed bills through Red Alerts and Calls for Action. However, some members may be a bit reluctant to pick up the phone to call their legislator’s office, fearing that they may not know what to say or that the process takes a long time. C.A.R. has produced a short video to show how easy it is to respond to Red Alerts and Calls for Action by making a quick phone call.
Tax Reform Must Protect Homeownership
The 115th Congress is gearing up for an intense legislative session, and tax reform is set to play a starring role. That’s good. America’s tax system deserves an overhaul, with an eye toward ensuring individual tax rates are as low as possible while still providing for balanced fiscal policy. Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle have done tremendous work to get us there, and we’re hopeful this conversation continues.
FHA Suspends Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction
On Friday Jan. 20, 2017 the Trump Administration ordered a freeze on new and pending regulations. The recent 25 basis point reduction to the Federal Housing Administration Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums was included under this freeze. It has been suspended and is currently under review.
Under New Congress, NAR Keeps Focus on You
REALTORS® are gearing up for what is expected to be a busy first three months of the legislative season as a new Congress and new Administration tackle a number of priorities that affect real estate, including tax reform, the Affordable Care Act, regulatory reform, reauthorization of federal flood insurance, and what to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.