About This Series
The Voice for Real Estate is NAR's bi-weekly video news series. Every two weeks, host Stephen Gasque, NAR's director of broadcasting, shines a spotlight on the top legislative, regulatory, and legal issues NAR is working on, and he will summarize recent research findings.
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Lawmakers hear from REALTORS® on how to make condo financing easier to get.
What’s next now that CFPB has levied a $109 million anti-kickback fine for a marketing service agreement?
Washington REALTORS® won tax battles this year thanks to support from other groups and a well-targeted campaign.
The U.S. Supreme court slaps down restrictions on roadside signs. Other stories: home sales are strong, and how to find a list of drone operators.
Funds available through Rural Housing Loan Program. Other stories: community lenders return to commercial lending, guide to closing process changes.
An NAR-supported bill would help houses by curbing fires. Other stories: Home prices hit a new peak, and patent troll action is needed.
Proposals to curb 1031 exchanges would significantly hurt real estate. Other stories: Supreme Court disparate impact ruling and pending sales.
A Massachusetts court says real estate agents can be independent contractors. Other stories: Chinese buyers jump into U.S. real estate.
All the pieces are in place for home sales to top last year. Other stories: Closing process changes.