Residential Real Estate Archive

VA Renovation Loan – It’s a Real Thing!

I’m thrilled to be the 2018 chair of the Federal Financing and Housing Policy Committee, and we had a fantastic meeting this morning. The most exciting development that we have to report is that there really is a VA...

Housing Opportunity Certification in Maryland

The Housing Opportunity Committee always has an exciting lineup of speakers for us, and this session is no exception to the rule. Chair Veronica Malolos and Vice-Chair Sarah Ware introduced us to Laurie Benner, the Director of Maryland REALTORS®,...

Wednesday at the Legislative Meetings

Wednesday started early for this West Coast boy: 7:00am for a Federal Priority Issues Briefing followed by Bob Woodward’s perspective on the race for the White House. Bob was funny and insightful, and it was one of my favorite...

A Day in the Life of a FPC Team Member

5:45 am: Wake up. Get ready. Eat breakfast. Get to the Marriott Wardman for your 7:00 am meeting. 7:00 am: Find your FPC and team mates to find a seat during the Federal Priorities Issues Briefing. Listen to the...

May 2016 Economic and Housing Market Outlook

Click here for the slides from the Economic and Housing Market Outlook presentation given by Lawrence Yun during the Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, on May 12,...

Recapping the News from #NARLegislative

It was a memorable 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo for the over 8,500 Realtors® in attendance and plethora of NAR staff members working vigorously to ensure the meetings went on without a hitch. Click here for a...

Housing Opportunity Committee Recommends Adoption of a “Homelessness” Policy to NAR

This week the Housing Opportunity Committee unanimously voted to recommend that NAR adopt a “homelessness” policy. We heard NAR Vice-President Sherri Meadows speak about her efforts in Florida to raise the level of awareness on the homelessness issue. This...

OSCAR and ORRA on Capitol Hill

The Osceola County Association of REALTORS® (OSCAR) and the Orlando Regional REALTORS® Association (ORRA) visited Florida Representative Alan Grayson on Capitol Hill and had a robust dialogue about the issues that affect homeowners, real estate property owners, and the...

Illinois REALTORS® are In the Fight for Homeownership

Every year REALTOR® members from all over the United States come to Washington, DC to meet with their legislators to discuss the challenges we face as REALTORS® around the topic of homeownership.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to...

Current State of Short-Term Rentals

There was a big discussion today in a meeting about the current state of short-term rentals in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, rental housing now accounts for more than a third of the nations’s housing...