Wisconsin REALTORS® Push for Homeowners’ Right to Rent Property

The Wisconsin REALTORS® Association has been working to protect the rights of homeowners to rent out their residences. Recent legislation proposed in the Wisconsin Legislature would bar homeowners from renting out their property for any period less tha …

June 17, 2015

Akron-Cleveland REALTORS® Help Control Rental Rates

Everyone wants to make sure rental properties are well maintained and do not harm property values in the surrounding community. But onerous burdens on landlords can also harm the rental market. Members of the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® ar …

June 17, 2015

Alabama Realtors® Fight Eminent Domain Foreclosures

The spike in foreclosures in recent years has left many property owners vulnerable. The Alabama Association of REALTORS® is working hard to protect private property rights in the state, and to protect vulnerable property owners from unfair foreclosures …

June 17, 2015

Milwaukee REALTORS® Keep Consumers Informed About Schools

The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® is working with local governments to help homebuyers and homeowners get the information they need in order to make informed choices about their local schools. One of the biggest concerns for a family buyin …

June 17, 2015

Rhode Island REALTORS® Successfully Fight Statewide Property Tax

Every property owner in Rhode Island currently pays local level property taxes. New legislation this year would have added an extra, statewide property tax. The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® is taking a strong stance against this proposal. The …

June 17, 2015

Austin Board of REALTORS® Advocates for New Development Code

The Austin Board of REALTORS® is working with the City of Austin, Texas, to rewrite and revise the city’s Land Development Code, a disorganized set of rules and regulations that has been hard for new developers and property owners to interpret and comp …

June 1, 2015

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

Thanks in large part to efforts by the Wyoming Association of REALTORS®, Wyoming’s first fair housing act will go into effect on July 1, 2015.

June 1, 2015

Birmingham Association of REALTORS® Advocates for Smart Growth

The Birmingham Association of REALTORS® is fighting blight in its community by advocating for “Smart Growth.” Working with local government officials, the Association is promoting a growth and development plan that focuses on coordinated planning acros …

June 1, 2015

Columbus REALTORS® Revive Home-Building Training Program

Nearly 40 years ago, Columbus REALTORS® invested in Columbus, Ohio, neighborhoods by providing seed money for a home-building program in Columbus schools. That program lasted 20 years. Now, Columbus REALTORS® have helped to revive the program, which pr …

June 1, 2015

Houston REALTORS® Use Social Media to Keep in Touch With Consumers

In a housing market driven by a long-standing oil industry and associated manufacturing businesses, Houston, Texas, has experienced its first fall in home sales in at least six months. The Houston Association of REALTORS® sees this normalization of the housing market as an opportunity to advocate for the area’s consumers.

June 1, 2015

Portland REALTORS® Take Direction From 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. Its population is expected to increase from its current 1.9 million to 2.9 …

June 1, 2015