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Updated Growth Management Factbook Now Available

The 5th edition of the Growth Management Fact Book is now available! This resource provides REALTORS® with factual information and analyses concerning modern growth management (aka Smart Growth), and includes a new section on Vacant Property Regulations. This publication reflects NAR’s belief that REALTORS® must be able to engage with citizens, legislators and government officials effectively on regulatory issues of importance to the real estate industry.

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Future of the REALTOR® Party PAG Recommendations

Earilier this year, 2017 NAR President Bill Brown appointed a PAG to analyze the first five years of the REALTOR® Party Initiative and to recommend ways to make the resources provided to state and local associations more efficient and effective. Check out the PAG's recommendations and FAQs.

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Reform Our Tax Code AND Protect Middle Class Homeowners

Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Do not let tax reform become a tax increase for middle class homeowners. Take Action Now!

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Florida REALTORS® Give the State’s Most Vulnerable a Legislative Voice

Using a Level 3 Housing Opportunity Grant, the Florida REALTORS® created an inspiring video to convince state legislators to fund Florida's Affordable Housing Trust Funds at the maximum levels.  The association's Senior Public Policy Representative can't watch it without getting choked up.

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Quad Cities REALTORS® Put Their Marketing & Negotiation Skills to Work to Promote Schools

Since school quality plays such a large role in home buying decisions, the Quad Cities Area REALTOR® Association decided to put their marketing and negotiation skills to work to promote their area schools. They began by inviting major employers, mayors and school superintendents in the 23-community area to a conference to have a frank discussion about diversity, inclusion and steering. The conference resulted in plans to build a robust website featuring comprehensive information on each school that will help families make informed decisions about where they want to live.MORE>

REALTORS® in Ottumwa, Iowa Help Bring Life Back to Their Downtown

With a Smart Growth Action Grant, money of their own, elbow grease and lots of enthusiasm, the South East Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® partnered with the Better Block Foundation and other community leaders to host the Main Street Ottumwa Better Block Party, October 12-15. “Overnight, our quiet and struggling downtown commercial area became a place to come together to shop, to eat, to play games, to enjoy some music, and even dance!” The next steps are to transform what they learned from the weekend event into lasting improvements for Ottumwa’s downtown commercial area.MORE>