Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor

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.

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.

Building a successful association hinges on finding volunteers to give their time, energy, and talent. Yet some associations continually struggle to attract volunteers. These days, some fear even asking members who are experiencing a challenging business environment. Here are some new (and some tried-and-true) tips for recruiting volunteers.

1. Ask them in person....

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