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LOCAL NEWS

Colorado Considers Proposition to improve roadways & bridges

Colorado’s transportation needs have gone unmet for the past quarter century and we now face a $9 billion backlog in unfunded state infrastructure projects.

Beaufort County Referendum Seeks Funding For Roads and Walkways

South Carolina’s Beaufort County’s latest tax proposal is a ballot referendum based on common sense and seeks to help rectify traffic-related problems.

Ada County Considers Fee Increase to Address Infrastructure

Idaho’s Ada County ballot measure proposes to increase vehicle registration fees to fund infrastructure spending, including improved streets, and more.

South Lake Tahoe Tackles Short-Term Rentals

Measure T is an initiative to curb short-term rentals in South Lake Tahoe by revoking the permits of 1,400 vacation rental homes located outside the city’s “tourism core” by 2021.

Californians to Vote on Local Transfer Tax Issues

Six cities on the East Bay have measures on the November 6 ballot that would increase transfer taxes when properties are sold in an effort to better balance city budgets.

Arizonans To Vote On The “Protect Arizona Taxpayers Act”

If approved, Prop 126 will amend the Constitution to protect taxpayers from state and local governments imposing any new sales tax or use tax on services.

NATIONAL NEWS

Poll: Are Highly-Rated Schools Important to Homebuyers?

New findings from the National Association of Realtors® show that the quality of schools is a critical factor in deciding whether or not to buy a home.

Regulating Short-Term Rentals

When it comes to short-term rental regulations, finding what works for one municipality may not work for another.

Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

As part of National Preparedness month, here are a few tips on the best ways to prepare for intense weather and other natural disasters.

Why Early Voting Matters

Early voting is an important process that gives people a chance to get to the polls before Election Day.

Some Homeowners Don’t Know the Interest Rate They Pay

Nearly three in 10 mortgage borrowers either don’t know the rate they’re paying on their loan or decline to disclose it, according to a new survey by Bankrate.

Poll: Is Now a Good Time Buy a Home?

New findings from the National Association of Realtors® show that a high number of Americans, 68 percent, believe that now is a good time to buy a home. What do you think?

FAIR HOUSING FEATURES

Maryland REALTORS® Celebrate The Fair Housing Act

Maryland REALTORS® have kept the focus on fair housing all year long from student art contests to legislative efforts.

Chicago Freedom Movement Photographer Comes to Dayton

Dayton REALTORS® co-hosted a fair housing event with the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center this past April featuring Bernard Kleina, who photographed Dr. Martin Luther King in 1966.

Fair Housing Continues To Be An Important Issue For Northern Virginians

Virginia’s Regional Fair Housing Symposium held in Fairfax County featured Senator Tim Kaine as the keynote speaker.

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