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REALTORS® meet L.A. City Councilmember Joe Buscaino

February 14, 2019
SBAOR kicked off its calendar of special events in 2019 with the Luncheon with Councilmember Joe Buscaino. Part of SBAOR's popular series of breakfasts and ... read more

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Infrastructure leads REALTOR® Key Priorities with new U.S. Congress

January 3, 2019
A new Congress has taken over in Washington today and NAR is ready with a list of key priorities that we want our elected representatives ... read more

Post Midterm Election 2018: Now what?

November 7, 2018
As always after major elections, we try to make sense of it all while the smoke is still clearing. To no one’s surprise, yesterday’s midterm will have significant and lasting impacts on REALTORS®. ... read more

Election Day is almost here! Help us pass Prop 5 and defeat Prop 10

October 16, 2018
REALTORS® have been asking how they can help pass Proposition 5 and defeat Proposition 10 on Election Day. The November 6 election is coming up ... read more

Vote this November to protect homeownership in California

September 17, 2018
California is facing a housing crisis – and it’s getting worse. Inventory is too low and too many potential homeowners and renters are simply priced ... read more

National Flood Insurance Program

SUCCESS! Senate Passes Flood Insurance Bill, Signed by the White House hours before national program expires

August 3, 2018
The U.S. Senate on July 31 passed a bill that extends the National Flood Insurance Program through November 30, 2018. Just hours before the NFIP ... read more

REALTOR® ALERT: Don't Let the National Flood Insurance Program expire!

June 22, 2018
Act NOW to avoid another shutdown of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). As a REALTOR®, it is vital to answer the Call-for-Action from the ... read more

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RSS NAR Advocacy News

  • NAR Holds RESPA Meeting February 15, 2019
    NAR staff met with trade group representatives and legal experts to discuss changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and RESPA compliance matters.
  • NAR Defends AHPs on the Hill February 15, 2019
    Since the new Congress began, a number of Congressional Committees have held health care related hearings focused on issues ranging from pre-existing conditions to short-term health plans.
  • IRS Holds Opportunity Zone Hearing February 14, 2019
    The IRS held a public hearing on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ), seeking input  relating to the first round of proposed rulemaking for the program, released in October 2018.


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