Promoting Home Ownership Archive

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®,...

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...

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...

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...

Impact of Student Loan Debt on Housing

If you have teens preparing to embark on their college years or even ones already frolicking or lallygagging around a college campus, your pocketbook likely isn’t busting at the seams nor are you surprised about the dramatic increase in...

Housing Opportunity Committee Recap

The Housing Opportunity Committee met at the Washington Hilton this morning. Terry Sullivan, Chair of the Smart Growth Advisory Board spoke to us about the smart growth grant opportunities available for the local associations to utilize. Next up was...

Housing America’s Future

This morning, NAR’s Public Policy Coordinating Committee met, and had the opportunity to hear from Dennis Shea of the Bipartisan Policy Center. He shared with us the BPC’s recent report, “Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy“. The...

The Clock Ticks At 59 1/2 Minutes

Perhaps the most popular session at the NAR Midyear meetings is 59 1/2 Minutes held at the Marriott Wardman Park. I’ll be taking notes live so read along! (Refresh your browser often, please.) Minute 1: Moe Veissi We will...
May 15, 2012

YPN Springs Into Action at Midyear

The Young Professional Network sub-committee (YPN) met in the Hoover Room at the Marriott Wardman. Items for discussion included: REALTOR.com Home Ownership Matters Standard Suggests for YPN Chairs 30 Under 30 Leadership Summit RPAC Donor Goals Ken Burlington from...
May 15, 2012