First thing Wednesday morning, Realtors from around the country will be briefed for issue discussions with their Members of Congress during their Capitol Hill office visits.
Federal Priority Issues include:
1. Preserve the Mission and Purpose of the FHA Program. Ensure that the Federal Housing Administration single-family program has the tools and policies in place to meet its mission of providing access to safe, affordable mortgage financing to qualified borrowers nationwide.
2. Preserve Home Ownership Tax Policies. As congress considers proposals to reform the federal tax code, lawmakers should consider the vital roll that real estate tax provisions play in the nation's housing markets and economy, as well as the financial well-being of Americans and their families.
3. Restructure Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and Encourage the Return of Private Capital. Restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to ensure that affordable mortgages are available to consumers in all types of markets, and to avoid a major disruption to the nation's economy that would result from the total collapse of the housing finance sector.
If you are not in Washington, be sure to thank the Realtors in your Board upon their return, for carrying your message to political leaders.