What are Capital Gains Exclusions and how do they help homeowners?

Building home equity is how many Americans are able to save up money — thanks to a capital gains exclusion on home sales. Without it, many couldn’t even save for retirement.

May 22, 2015

Alaska REALTORS® Protect Private Property Rights

Ensuring that private property owners’ rights are protected in Alaska, where only 3 percent of land is privately owned, is a constant priority for the Alaska Association of REALTORS®. After a 2005 United States Supreme Court case that expanded the cons …

May 19, 2015

California REALTORS® Promote Tax Relief for Modified Mortgages

Many California homeowners who have had difficulties making mortgage payments in recent years have used loan modifications to try to keep their homes. The modifications, however, often did not end their difficulties due to California tax law. In respon …

May 19, 2015

Fargo-Moorhead REALTORS® Search for Flooding Solutions

When flooding occurs on the Red River of the North, you will find members of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Association of REALTORS® on the front lines.

May 19, 2015

Las Vegas REALTORS® Win Fight Against Proposal That Would Have Hurt Homeowners

When the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® stepped in to prevent the city of North Las Vegas from adopting a dangerous proposal from a private company, it knew that the outcome would have reverberations across the state.

May 19, 2015

Wyoming REALTORS® Help Pass State’s First Fair-Housing Law

For the first time, Wyoming will have a law prohibiting discrimination in the rental, sale and financing of homes when the state’s new Fair Housing Act goes into effect on July 1, 2015. The new law was enacted thanks in large part to the efforts of the …

May 19, 2015

West Virginia REALTORS® Promote Energy Conservation to Cut Homeowners’ Costs

The West Virginia Association of REALTORS® has been working to promote residential energy conservation by advocating for the effective implementation of the state energy code. In 2012, thanks to the advocacy of REALTORS® and many other groups, the stat …

May 19, 2015

Ohio REALTORS® Work for Better Sewage System Rules

Sewage systems are a disaster when they fail, and very expensive to repair. The state of Ohio now has new rules for the repair and maintenance of sewer systems that keep costs to homeowners under control — thanks in part to the Ohio Association of REAL …

May 19, 2015

Des Moines REALTORS® and Foundation Support Housing Efforts

Members of the Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS® support their communities through a charitable foundation that funds efforts to provide and improve housing opportunities.

May 19, 2015

Albuquerque REALTORS® Advocate for Homeowners on Water Policies

Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a desert community with limited water resources. Sound water planning and regulation are vital to the city’s continued economic growth. Water policy has a particularly acute impact on the housing market, as water-related regulations and development decisions dictate the availability, affordability and desirability of housing.

May 11, 2015