Greater Tulsa REALTORS® Make a Difference in Kids’ Lives

The Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS® is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children in the metropolitan Tulsa area through its nonprofit GTAR Foundation.

April 27, 2015

Utah REALTORS® Work to Preserve Air Quality, Protect Homeowners

The Utah Association of REALTORS® is working towards preserving clean air in the state while protecting homeowners from undue government regulations.

April 27, 2015

Oklahoma REALTORS® Score Victory With ‘Protect Property Rights Act’

Oklahoma’s new Protect Property Rights Act is the latest victory for the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® (OAR) and its advocacy on behalf of the state’s private-property owners.

April 27, 2015

Texas Association of REALTORS® Promotes Tax Relief in the Legislature

The Texas Association of REALTORS® has been working diligently with members of the state Legislature to support private property rights in regard to issues such as real estate transfer fees. Its most recent advocacy effort has been involved with the Se …

April 27, 2015

Idaho REALTORS® Fight to Keep State Moving in Right Direction

Idaho’s roads and bridges are in bad shape, and the Idaho Association of REALTORS® is focusing its efforts on advocating for urgently needed maintenance and repairs.

April 27, 2015

Tennessee REALTORS® Work for Sinkhole Disclosure

With Tennessee ranked the fifth-riskiest state for sinkholes, the Tennessee Association of REALTORS® is working to protect homebuyers from the often devastating losses caused by them. Sinkholes are a problem in many parts of the United States. They are …

April 27, 2015

San Diego REALTORS® Help Shape City’s Climate-Change Policy

REALTORS® take a leading role in shaping the city’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan, and in the process help to keep costly point-of-sale mandates out of the plan.

April 27, 2015

Salt Lake REALTORS® Work to Protect Affordable Housing

The Salt Lake Board of REALTORS® believes that housing options should be available to families at all income levels, and it is working to make them a reality.

April 27, 2015

How the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act helps home owners avoid foreclosure

In the early months of the housing crisis, Congress did something that made a huge difference for millions of homeowners. It passed the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007.

April 27, 2015

Florida REALTORS® Make Homelessness a Priority Issue

Leading REALTORS® spent two months traveling the state, meeting with members of Florida REALTORS® and getting their thoughts on homelessness issues.

April 15, 2015

Infographic: Curb Appeal

How your home looks from the outside can have significant influence on potential buyers’ perception of its value.

April 14, 2015

Orange County REALTORS® Help Homeowners Save Money, Resources

Energy and water conservation have become imperative in California. California has suffered from years of drought and periods of rolling power blackouts. Energy and water conservation have become imperative in this environmentally conscious state. Ther …

April 10, 2015

Anchorage REALTORS® Helping Property Owners Stop Govt. Overreach

Homeowners in a secluded rural area near Chugach Park in Anchorage, Alaska, could lose some of the solitude they enjoy if a park-access ordinance proposed by the Municipality of Anchorage is approved. The Anchorage Board of REALTORS® is fighting the pl …

April 10, 2015

Mississippi REALTORS® Seek Disaster Aid for Homeowners

The Mississippi Association of REALTORS® is advocating for legislation that will provide Mississippi homeowners with important information and resources in connection with natural disasters. This proposed legislation is intended to address some of the …

April 10, 2015

New Jersey REALTORS® Help to Limit Property Tax Increases

While property taxes in New Jersey are still far higher than most Garden State homeowners would like, they are now a more predictable expense, thanks in part to lobbying efforts of the New Jersey Association of REALTORS®. The association successfully l …

April 10, 2015

Arizona REALTORS® Save Homeowners $20.2 million

While many industries suffered during the 2015 Arizona legislature’s budget cuts, the Arizona Association of REALTORS® was successful in protecting Arizona homeowners and businesses.

April 10, 2015

Billings REALTORS® Forge Relationship With Local Government

The quality of life in any community is enhanced when all of the stakeholders work together. The Billings Association of REALTORS® works with many groups to advance our common goal: the best interests of Billings-area homeowners and residents.

April 10, 2015

Portland REALTORS® Carry Forward Consumers’ Preferences

Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® helped fund and develop a regional consumer preference study on housing. The Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area is growing fast, with the population expected to increase from its current 1.9 million to 2. …

April 10, 2015

South Dakota REALTORS® and Partners Inform Rural Buyers, Owners

The REALTORS® association has helped to develop an informative publication for rural home owners.

April 10, 2015

Arkansas REALTORS® Make Safety a Priority

We may not like to think about it, but real estate transactions can pose risks for REALTORS®, buyers and sellers. Vacant houses can be tempting targets for trespassers and thieves. Burglars and home invaders have used open houses and home showings to c …

April 9, 2015

Capital Area REALTORS® Work for Improved Transit Options

With easy access to public transit becoming an increasingly important feature for homebuyers in urban areas, the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR) is working with state and local officials, developers and business leaders to make a rapid …

April 9, 2015

Louisville REALTORS® Help to Rebuild Blighted Neighborhoods

The Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® is taking bold action to keep neighborhoods in their city strong and alive. With the assistance of a National Association of REALTORS® Smart Growth grant, GLAR is helping Louisville Metro to reduce vacant …

April 9, 2015

Honolulu REALTORS® Advocate for Housing Affordability

Honolulu’s Oahu island location makes it one of the nation’s most desirable and most expensive places to live. Unfortunately, the community currently faces a serious lack of housing inventory and a severe shortage of affordable housing. In response, Ho …

April 9, 2015

MetroTex Association of REALTORS® Seeks Better Dallas Housing

The Dallas area is a large, fast-paced housing market that, like many other metropolitan areas, has a shortage of homes for buyers looking at or below the area’s median price of $140,000. The tight market has raised concerns that lower- and moderate-in …

April 9, 2015

Metropolitan Pittsburgh REALTORS® Push for Property Tax Fairness

Property taxes are a major expense for homeowners, and the REALTORS® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh is working hard to make that expense more predictable and fair for homeowners in the Greater Pittsburgh area. In Pennsylvania, there is no state …

April 9, 2015

Miami REALTORS® Stand Up for Condominium Buyers

“Affordable housing” can mean different things in different markets. In Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward counties, it usually means condominiums, which now make up about 60% of local housing inventory. For many potential condominium buyers, finding fin …

April 9, 2015

Missouri REALTORS® Play Key Role in Transfer-Tax Ban

Most state and some local governments impose a real estate transfer tax when there is a change in the ownership of a property. The tax is often added into the price of a home, making the buying of a home less affordable. Real estate transfer tax rates …

April 9, 2015

New Hampshire REALTORS® Push for Zoning Notice Law

Zoning ordinances help to preserve the character of a community by allowing only certain types of development in designated areas. One of the biggest issues with zoning ordinances is what happens when they are changed, or about to be changed. While pro …

April 9, 2015

North Carolina REALTORS® Work to Keep Homeowners Insurance Affordable

Virtually all mortgage companies require homebuyers to purchase homeowners insurance. However, that insurance can be expensive. The North Carolina Association of REALTORS® has made affordable homeowners insurance a priority. Through its past and contin …

April 9, 2015

Washington REALTORS® Oppose New Taxes, Protect Economy

The Washington Capitol building. A vibrant real estate market is inextricably intertwined with a healthy economy. It is difficult, if not impossible, to have one without the other. For this reason, the Washington REALTORS® Association has taken on a le …

April 9, 2015