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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

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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

Housing Crisis Worrying Business Community: New BizFed Poll

May 30, 2018
Businesses in Los Angeles County are growing much more concerned about the housing crisis, increasing costs and the rise in homelessness resulting, in part, from ... read more

Alert! OPPOSE State Legislation Discouraging Rental Housing Investment

May 29, 2018
The California Association of REALTORS® today announced its opposition to AB 2364, a bill in Sacramento that would significantly weakens the Ellis Act by discouraging ... read more

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RSS NAR Advocacy News

  • NAR Leads Support for Confirmation of HUD Appointees December 14, 2018
    NAR leads support for the confirmation of Seth D. Appleton for Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the Department Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and for Michael Bright as President of the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae).
  • Executive Order on Opportunity Zones December 14, 2018
    The President signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, chaired by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and comprised of 13 Federal agencies.
  • Congress Extends Definition of Rural December 14, 2018
    As part of the Farm Bill, Congress passed legislation to extend the definition of "rural" for the purposes of rural housing programs, through the 2030 census.


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Real Estate in The OC

Looking for info about real estate in Orange County? Check out, the Center for Orange County Real Estate, a blog hosted by our friends at the Orange County Association of REALTORS®.