The Housing Shortage Is a Problem for Racial Equity

By Bryan Greene VP Policy Advocacy | National Association of REALTORS® Owning a home is a defining marker of the American dream. But all too often, it’s also an uncomfortable reminder of our nation’s shortcomings in the fight for racial equity. The homeownership gap between Black and white Americans is larger today than it was …

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Feedback Wanted: CFPB to Discuss Rental Assistance with Landlords

By Erin Stackley, Esq. Sr. Policy Representative, Commercial Issues National Association of REALTORS® On July 15, 2021, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) staff spoke with representatives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and U.S. Department of the Treasury regarding outreach to landlords about the emergency rental assistance …

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NAR Advocates Relief for Commercial Real Estate

By Erin Stackley, Esq. Sr. Policy Representative, Commercial Issues National Association of REALTORS® [emphasis, links added] The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has advocated throughout the pandemic for federal relief specific to commercial real estate. These issues include: NAR successfully advocated for independent contractors to be eligible for PPP loans, which has provided aid to Realtors® and …

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NAR Leaders Break Down the CARES Act

On April 8, the National Association of REALTORS® broke down the CARES Act during a Leadership Live Event to help independent contractors and small business owners. Here are some highlights from the Small Business Program portion of that video. NAR Sr. Policy Representative Erin Stackley: I’m going to be talking, as Shannon (McGahn) said, about …

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NAR Announces Changes to Upcoming Conference Schedule

WASHINGTON (March 5, 2020) – The National Association of Realtors® today announced that it will not hold two conferences scheduled to take place in California later this month. NAR’s Joint AE Institute (March 13-16 in San Diego) and the REALTOR® Broker Summit (March 31-April 1 in Los Angeles) will not be held as planned in …

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How Home Affordability Can Impact Metro Phoenix’s Economy, Job Growth

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Metro areas around the country where affordability has worsened over the last five years have seen a decline in job growth during that same period, according to a new study by the National Association of Realtors. The NAR report, “Home Affordability Index Ranking and Payroll Job Growth,” measured …

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zipForm® Subscription Changes in 2020 (FAQs)

The Arizona REALTORS® state association and LoneWolf Technologies have started to communicate with agents about zipFormMLS-Connect® — which makes it possible for ARMLS data to populate forms inside zipForm®. You may be familiar with it in relation to the topic: armls.com/RET-Password. Although LoneWolf provides zipForm® and TransactionDesk®, ARMLS wants you to be aware of upcoming …

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Scottsdale sign ordinance, phase 2  (We’re not done yet!)

By:  Suzanne Brown, Director of Community & Government Affairs Recently, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) brought to everyone’s attention, via a timely “Call For Action,” the critical issues going on with proposed text amendments to the City of Scottsdale’s current sign ordinance. Since that time, SAAR has worked diligently with city officials and staff …

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2017 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings

As we approach the 2017 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. (May 15-20); we are preparing for all of the issues of critical importance to be discussed with our Members of Congress. Several issues have emerged which if enacted through legislation, will be highly disruptive to real estate markets across the nation. Among the most prominent issues …

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