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Alabama REALTORS® Champion First-Time Homebuyer Savings Accounts — Again

Having spearheaded the effort to create a First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account program in Alabama back in 2018, Alabama REALTORS® revisited the legislation as the end of a five-year sunset clause approached.  A Call for Action reminded lawmakers how important the tax-free savings accounts are for aspiring homebuyers, and the law was not only renewed, but extended and strengthened with fraud protections and transparency measures.

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REALTOR Party News – May 2019

New Year New Resolve, By The Numbers, Success Stories, and More

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GADFly Newsletter – February 2020

In This Issue… Schedule Changes for the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meeting GAD Resources & Information RPAC News NAR Economic Outlook Schedule Changes for the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meeting Please note the following schedule changes for the May REALTORS® Legislative Meeting. Federal Priority Issues Briefing The Federal Priority Issues Briefing is moving to 4:50 – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 immediately following NAR 360 (from its previous 7:00 a.m. Wednesday timeslot.) This important session will now capture a much larger audience already in attendance for NAR 360. In addition, the Legislative Talking Points will be incorporated in NAR 360. These...

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Idaho REALTORS® Secure Legislation Tipping the Balance in Favor of First-time Homebuyers

The Idaho Association of REALTOR® brought its savvy advocacy to bear on a pair of bills helping first-time homebuyers get a leg up in an increasingly expensive market: a dedicated tax-free savings account program, and the elimination of the filing deadline for applying for a homeowner’s tax exemption. Both have been signed into law.

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Akron Cleveland Association Works to Help the Community and Commercial Practitioners

Columbus REALTORS® has also been seeking solutions to how we can become a more open and inclusive Association. In an effort to create that safe space, its Diversity & Inclusion Committee launched a Book Club for members to have open, honest (and sometimes tough) conversations about race, racism, diversity, and inclusion.

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NAR Focuses on Fair Housing During Black History Month

Last week, a bill that funded the federal government through Dec. 11 was signed into law; the bill includes a full-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and surface transportation funding.

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GADFly Newsletter – May 2021

GAD Institute Registration is OPEN! NAR is excited to welcome you to Denver for GAD Institute 2021! Registration is LIVE! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Pre-Institute sessions start at 8:30am on July 20th and the Institute concludes with GAD Night Out hosted by the Colorado Association at 6:00pm on July 22nd. Two pre-institute sessions will be focused on taking a deep dive into the NAR grants process and mobilizing members through Advocacy Everywhere and are part of the new NAR APEX® training series. The other two pre-institute sessions will focus on professional development training for engaging the media and the value...

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With Help from a Fair Housing Grant, Birmingham Association of REALTORS® Highlights Fair Housing Issues at Hybrid Summit

When the initially reluctant City Council of Bend, Oregon finally agreed to set the ball rolling to increase its Urban Growth Boundary, the local REALTOR® association provided positive reinforcement with a supportive Call For Action. Building rapport and relationships, says the Government Affairs Director, is always a good strategy – that extends to leadership within a regional housing coalition that is raising public awareness of a growing housing crisis.

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