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As Congress Debates Tax Reform, REALTORS® Highlight Importance of Homeownership

As both the House and Senate sharpen their vision for tax reform, REALTORS® want to ensure homeownership is protected throughout the tax reform debate.

“We are watching closely for changes to current law that might leave middle-class homeowners – and homeownership broadly – in a worse place than it is today,” said National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) President Elizabeth Mendenhall. 323 more words

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FHFA Increases Conforming Loan Limits for Second Straight Year

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced this week that it will raise the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2018 to $453,100 on one-unit properties and a cap of $679,650 in high-cost areas. 167 more words

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CALL FOR ACTION: Tell Congress to Reform Our Tax Code AND Protect Middle Class Homeowners

For over 100 years Congress has incentivized homeownership through the mortgage interest deduction and by protecting taxpayers from double taxation. The proposals put forward by both Houses of Congress would roll back these two cornerstones of the tax code and would, instead, become a tax increase for middle-class homeowners. 176 more words

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REALTOR® CALL FOR ACTION: Tell Congress to Reform Our Tax Code AND Protect Middle Class Homeowners

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is asking members for help in urging members of Congress to reform the tax code AND protect middle class homeowners. 95 more words

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Chinese American Real Estate Association 2017-2018 leadership installed

SILVAR and other members of Silicon Valley’s real estate community congratulated the 2017-2018 president, officers and board directors of the Chinese American Real Estate Association (CAREA) at the association’s installation dinner last Friday. 177 more words

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September is REALTOR® Safety Month: Awareness and Protection Tips

REALTORS® should review safety tips because they face more on-the-job risks than many other business professionals. REALTORS® are at risk when they show homes to strangers or meet them at open houses, and even when they put themselves out on the internet and on social media. 480 more words

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REALTOR® Call for Action: Tell Congress to pass flood insurance reform now!


The National Association of REALTORS® is asking all REALTORS® to urge their Members of Congress to support the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 144 more words

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