NAR Advocacy Issues

REALTORThe National Association of REALTORS® (aka: NAR) advocates on behalf of REALTORS® to foster a sound and dynamic U.S. real estate market that creates vibrant communities in which to live and work.  Find more information on the issues, NAR’s position, and how they affect home buyers, home sellers, and private property owners:

Environmental Issues

  • Clean Water Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
  • Lead Paint
  • Methamphetamine Clean Up
  • National Flood Insurance Program
  • Natural Disaster Policy

Fair Housing

  • Accessibility
  • Fair Housing Act

Federal Housing Programs

  • Condominium Approvals
  • FHA Low/No Downpayment
  • FHA Programs (Federal Housing Administration) (includes loan limits)
  • Manufactured Housing
  • Multifamily Housing Development & Insurance
  • Rural Housing Programs
  • Section 8 Voucher Reform
  • Veterans Administration Housing

Federal Tax Issues

  • Brownfields (Tax Deduction)
  • Cancellation of Indebtedness Capital Gains
  • Capital Gains—Carried Interests
  • Capital Gains Exclusion on Sale of Principal Residence Depreciation—General
  • Depreciation—Tenant Improvements
  • Estate Tax Reform
  • Independent Contractor
  • Internet Tax Moratorium
  • IRS Information Reporting
  • Like-Kind Exchange
  • Mortgage Interest Deduction
  • Mortgage Cancellation Relief
  • Tax Reform

Financial and Credit Issues

  • Bankruptcy
  • Basel Capital Standards for Banks and Thrifts
  • Condominium Approvals
  • Credit Policy
  • Government-Sponsored Enterprises
  • Money Laundering/Terrorism Financing
  • Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule
  • Mortgage Loan Limits
  • Qualified Mortgage (QM)
  • Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) and Risk Retention
  • Real Estate Properties (REOs)
  • SBA Loans
  • Seller Financing
  • Short Sales


  • Foreclosures
  • HUD Community Development/Economic Revitalization

Real Estate Transaction Procedures and Fees

  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
  • Private Transfer Fees
  • Real Estate Transfer Tax

Right of Ownership

  • Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights

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