Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor

While the decision to own a home is a personal one, for people with good jobs and strong credit, today’s low mortgage interest rates and continued affordability make now a good time to buy a home.

Jolon Ruch, president of the Colorado Association of Realtors® (with NAR) submitted this letter, on the impact of flooding, to the Wall Street Journal.

USA TODAY's editorial "5 years after Lehman, unfinished business," misleadingly implied there has been a "deafening silence" from Realtors®, bankers and builders regarding the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

NAR President Gary Thomas responds to an editorial titled A Dodd-Frank capitulation on mortgage down payments," which presents a wholly inaccurate picture of the new mortgage rule recently proposed by federal regulators.

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun responds to "Owning a Home Isn't Always a Virtue" (Economic View, July 14), which questioned incentives for homeownership.

Exactly four months before Hurricane Sandy came ashore, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, with the strong support of the National Association of Realtors®, and in so doing reauthorized the critically important National Flood Insurance Program so homeowners could affordably access flood insurance.

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