Even before he assumed the presidency of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in November, Ronald L. Phipps was crisscrossing the country, meeting with America’s top bankers and imploring them to do more to help bring stability back to the housing market.
Home ownership is just another choice in the marketplace, no different from renting—and certainly not worthy of the generous tax benefits currently offered. That’s an idea that’s been voiced by a chorus of pundits over the past several months.
Since he first stepped in front of the camera more than 40 years ago, our keynote speaker Regis Philbin has tackled talk shows, game shows, and even the literary world, with multiple best-sellers under his belt.
President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a 2,300-page bill that increases regulatory oversight of financial institutions and creates a new bureau to watch out for Americans’ financial interests. What does it mean for you?
There are roughly 11,000 REALTORS® living and working in communities physically touched by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For them, the tense weeks following the Deepwater Horizon explosion were a time of watching and wondering: Will the oil reach our community? How long will it take to get the gusher under control? How long will it take us to recover? And what will happen to our livelihood in the meantime?
Oil and seafood are the two core industries that keep Houma humming. So even though the city of 120,000 people hasn’t been physically touched by the oil spill, there are grave concerns about the potential loss of jobs and population.
On May 15, the NAR board of directors voted to add language about sexual orientation to Article 10 of the Code of Ethics. The vote puts NAR one step ahead of Congress, which is considering a change to the Fair Housing Act.