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GADFly Newsletter – May 2024

In This Issue Good news from VA official on addressing buyer agent payment ban GAD Institute is at capacity; but join the waitlist today June is National Homeownership Month, check out NAR’s resources for your association Dates to Remember May 31: President’s Circle Initial Investment Deadline Jun 20: Homeownership Month…...

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REALTOR® Party News – May 2024

In This Issue: Missed the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings or want to revisit the week in Washington? Check out our roundup. Bipartisan Congressional Real Estate Caucus launches to promote common-sense policies that boost homeownership and property rights. NAR achieves two major wins for property rights at the Supreme Court. NAR continues…...

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Showcasing Smart Growth Success: Amazon HQ Field Experience at RLM

To kick off the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings on Saturday, May 4, attendees had the opportunity to take a walking tour of Arlington’s National Landing neighborhood – home of Amazon's HQ2 – and hear from local experts on how the area has become a growing hub for walkability, multimodal transportation, nightlife,…...

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Indiana Association of REALTORS® Wins Legislation Requiring Mandatory Buyer Agency Agreements for All Real Estate Licensees

After two years of membership engagement and education, and policymaker outreach by the state’s REALTOR® association, Indiana now has legislation requiring buyer agency agreements to be mandatory for all real estate licensees, effective July 1st. The timing of the new state law gave Indiana REALTORS® a head start on preparing…...

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Illinois REALTORS® and the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Conduct Campaign to Defeat Transfer Tax Referendum

With help from an Issues Mobilization Grant from the REALTOR® Party, Illinois REALTORS® and the Chicago Association of REALTORS® fought a misguided referendum seeking to use an increase in real estate transfer taxes to fight homelessness. Understanding that the proposal would be detrimental to the local economy, the REALTORS® launched…...

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Award-Winning Project Spurred by NAR Grant

In 2022, census data showed that housing inventory in Washington state was the lowest in the country, and the city of Spokane, population 229,000, had only a two- to three-week supply of homes. To help address the crisis, Spokane REALTORS® implemented a National Association of REALTORS® grant to support an…...

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Greater Piedmont REALTORS® (VA) Use Rural Outreach Grant for Onsite Septic Field Trip

Last summer, in addition to the CE course it normally offers on well and septic system regulations in its rural Virginia region, the Greater Piedmont REALTORS® hosted a field trip: with support from a Rural Outreach Grant from the REALTOR® Party, they put participants on a bus and took them…...

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REALTOR® Party News – April 2024

In This Issue: April is Fair Housing Month: Learn about available resources. NAR seeks clarity on home buyer access to mortgage credit and urges the VA to revise a policy that disadvantages VA buyers. DOL’s worker classification rule takes effect; NAR continues to protect REALTORS®' ability to be classified as…...

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Oregon REALTORS® Host Annual Fair Housing Summit

Building on the success of its first Fair Housing Summit, which featured Richard Rothstein’s groundbreaking book, The Color of Law, Oregon REALTORS®’ second annual summit provided a deep dive into the history of fair housing and housing access in Oregon, how fair housing impacts business, and supporting fair housing in…...

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