Lawmakers in California approved a measure on Wednesday that would cap rents throughout the state—a move that has drawn widespread concern from the real estate industry over the bill’s likely long-term impact.
By the Numbers
Date that HUD’s final rules on project approval for single-family condominiums insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) are expected to go into effect. Read NAR’s FHA Condominium Rule Assessment, and join us on Sept. 26 for a Facebook Live event at 2:00 p.m. ET to have your questions answered by NAR and HUD staff.
Number of years that government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – have been in “temporary” conservatorship. Last week, the White House released proposals to reform operations of the GSEs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which the President made a top priority earlier this year.
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.
REALTOR® associations of large, less populous states like Nebraska often undertake ‘road shows’ to connect with members of distant local boards. This summer, the Nebraska REALTOR® Association took the REALTOR® Party on the road to acquaint members with all its efforts, accomplishments, and opportunities, receiving warm welcomes from North Platte to Scottsbluff.
After years of stagnant condominium construction in the Seattle region, a coalition led by the Washington Association of REALTORS® convinced the state legislature to ease the legal restrictions that have discouraged development of this key “missing middle” housing. The Consumer Advocacy Outreach Program helped the Seattle King County Association give credit where credit was due – to REALTORS®.
REALTORS® in Delaware were unfairly subjected to business licensing fees at the municipal level, as well as by the state. Using research to determine how much revenue was at stake, the state association took the results to the legislature via Advocacy Everywhere and face-to-face advocacy. HB 235 was signed into law in July 2019, eliminating municipal licensing for REALTORS®.
Resources & Opportunities
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. Add a special graphic overlay to your social media profile picture (click on Add Your Photo). Then check out the map to see profile pics of your REALTOR® colleagues from across the country.
As part of NAR’s ongoing effort to keep members safe, September is designated as REALTOR® Safety Month. The REALTOR® Safety Program offers safety materials and messaging available to members, AEs, and staff year-round. Tune in Sept. 17 at 1:00 p.m. CT for the latest webinar from the REALTOR® Safety Program to learn how to reduce your risk of being targeted by predators.
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. Visit ready.gov/september for resources, graphics, and other shareable content to ensure you and your clients are “Prepared,Not Scared” for a natural disaster. Checkout NAR’s disaster preparedness resources for additional information.
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.