July is the time for baseball, summer fun, relaxation, and family vacations. But rest assured that we are continuing to work hard on your behalf! Check out the latest updates on affordability and supply, association health plans, and flood insurance, and stay in the know on the go with REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts.
By The Numbers
Number of state and local REALTOR® associations that have agreed to support NAR’s latest work to secure affordable, high-quality health care option for its members ad their families through Association Health Plans. Has your association jumped on board?
Number of REALTORS® currently subscribed to the REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts texting program. Stay in the know while on the go today by texting the word REALTOR to 30644. Or sign up online by July 31 to be entered into a drawing to win a $250 Amazon gift card.
The Supreme Court opinion, in which justices sided with Pennsylvania resident Rose Mary Knick on a property rights issue that will likely have ripple effects on land use and environmental regulations. This decision overturned a decades-old precedent. It states that landowners should not have to jump through state-level hoops before heading to federal court to accuse the government of taking their property.
The REALTOR® Party At Work
Highlighted here are a few of the many REALTOR® Party success stories across the nation. These and others are cataloged in the Success Stories section on REALTORParty.realtor.
The population of Utah is expected to double – yes, double – by the year 2040, and the state is already feeling a housing crunch. With the help of Utah REALTORS® and the support of Issues Mobilization Grants, Utah has found a way to incentivize solutions to its growing shortage rather than strong-arming municipalities with mandates.
With more than 47,000 members spanning roughly 70 different municipalities, the Miami Association of REALTORS® is the nation’s largest – a distinction that can be unwieldy and impractical when it comes to taking advantage of REALTOR® Party resources. A scaled-up program designed for “mega-boards,” piloted by the Miami REALTORS®, has proven to be a mega-success.
Fresh off a win with a highly publicized teachers’ strike earlier this year, the Los Angeles Unified School District called for a 16-cent per square foot parcel tax on all residential and commercial buildings, claiming that it would support students. But the REALTORS® of the Greater Los Angeles and the Southland Regional Associations begged to differ.
Resources & Opportunities
Twenty-four million American households or more do not having reliable, affordable high-speed internet, and 80% of these households are in rural areas. But access to funding and changes in laws are taking place across the country to accelerate broadband deployment. This includes removing barriers to infrastructure investment and promoting competition in the telecommunications market. Tune in on Aug. 7 to get an overview of the digital divide, its impact on real estate and communities, and efforts to bridge the divide.
Are you one of the 10,000 2018 RPAC Major Investors whose name is part of the custom picture by artist Phil Hansen, replicating NAR’s Washington, D.C., building? Watch the Commemorative Artwork Creation Video, and visit the 50th Anniversary of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee webpage to search for your name.
Check out the 2019 REALTOR® Party Association Resource Guide to learn about resources for community outreach, candidate and issue campaigns, RPAC and political fundraising; member and consumer mobilization; and much more. Also, review the programs and resources that qualify for the new Vote, Act and Invest Core Standards’ requirements.