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Urge the House and the Senate Extend Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief

The income tax exemption on mortgage debt forgiven in a short sale or a workout for principal residences expired at the end of 2013.  Without immediate action by Congress, distressed homeowners will have to pay tax on “phantom income” from forgiven debt.  Many families have decided not to go through with short sales or seek workouts because of the uncertainty over the status of the waiver.   Please urge your representative and senators in Congress to extend this tax relief now.

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NAR Leadership Team Recommendations On RPAC Fundraising Goal Policies

The Citizens United Supreme Court Ruling in 2010 changed the face of campaign finance and political fundraising.  The NAR Leadership Team outlines game-changing recommendations on RPAC Fundraising Goal Policies to keep the REALTOR® voice strong in this new, competitive arena.

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CALL FOR ACTION: Urge Congress to Extend TRIA - Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002

TRIA, will expire at the end of 2014 unless Congress reauthorizes it once again. Because of the importance of terrorism insurance coverage to commercial real estate, NAR supports the continued availability and affordability of coverage made possible by the federal backstop program of the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002” and its extensions. MORE>

REALTOR® Party Candidates and Issues Win At The State And Local Level

The REALTOR PARTY had a successful 2014 Election Day. At the state, county and city level, REALTOR PARTY candidates and issues were decided in favor of supporting home ownership and private property rights. With the NAR State and Local Independent Expenditure (IE) and the NAR Issues Mobilization Programs, state and local REALTOR Associations can support the candidates that stand up for the issues important to REALTORS. MORE>

Austin REALTORS® Host Summit to Address Housing Gap for Minorities

Inspired by a national report on challenges faced by African Americans in the housing market, the 9,500-member Austin Board of REALTORS® formulated a plan to do something about it in their own back yard. They began by securing a Diversity Grant from NAR to host a two-day conference to which they invited a variety of local minority organizations and stakeholders. Hoping for 50 participants, they had more than 80, and they’ve begun acting on ideas that came out of the conference brainstorming sessions…MORE>


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It is critical for REALTORS® to speak with one voice about the stability that the real estate market brings to our communities. From city hall to the state house to the U.S. Capitol, elected officials make decisions that have an impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their customers. The REALTOR® Action Center is where you learn how Voting, Acting and Investing in RPAC builds our political strength at every level of government.  

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