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Following the release of the Deficit Reduction Commission’s report, which recommends scaling back the mortgage interest deduction, the National Association of Realtors® is warning Congress of the potentially devastating effects of such change on American families and the economy. As part of this effort, NAR placed an ad in several prominent Capitol Hill publications.
On Dec. 1, 2010, the bipartisan deficit-reduction commission, appointed by President Obama, released its final plan for cutting the U.S. deficit—which included suggestions to pare back the mortgage interest deduction. While 11 of the 18 commissioners voted to support the proposals in the report, the group fell short of the super majority needed to automatically send the recommendations to Congress.
NAR is meeting with several of the largest national mortgage lenders in an effort to communicate REALTOR® concerns and discuss how we can work together to make significant improvements to both the origination and short sale processes. These meetings mark a new phase of the relationship between NAR and lenders. The goal is to increase our mutual success and help support market recovery....
The FHA’s role in healthy housing markets has never been more critical than today. As private lenders fled the market, FHA became one of the primary sources of safe affordable mortgage financing for American families. In order to meet demand and fulfill its mission of fostering sustainable homeownership, several legislative changes are needed to fully modernize the program....
Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood. Learn more.
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