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Don’t Panic Over Stock Market Mayhem

The housing market likely won’t be deeply affected by the sharp decline in stocks in recent days because underlying economic fundamentals remain strong.

Major Provisions of the New Tax Reform Law Affecting Homeowners

The following is an overview of provisions of the new tax reform law affecting current and prospective homeowners. Home Ownership Matters will be providing ongoing updates and guidance on this topic in the coming weeks.

How The New Law Will Affect First-Time Homebuyers

To illustrate how the new law might affect a first-time homebuyer, consider the example of Barbara Buyer.

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Restrictions on Short-Term Rentals in Sisters, OR Could Hurt Local Economy

The City of Sisters City Council is considering tightening existing vacation rental regulations and further restricting short-term rentals.



Don’t Panic Over Stock Market Mayhem

The housing market likely won’t be deeply affected by the sharp decline in stocks in recent days because underlying economic fundamentals remain strong.



Why you should support Home Inspector Licensing in Ohio

Rep. Jim Hughes has introduced House Bill 211, which would require licensure for all Ohio home inspectors and create an oversight board to handle licensing and monitor performance.



REALTORS® Are A Key Resource In North Carolina’s Competitive Housing Market

That state’s REALTOR® Association recently ran a contest highlighting the role REALTORS® play during the search for a new home and after.



Major Provisions of the New Tax Reform Law Affecting Homeowners

The following is an overview of provisions of the new tax reform law affecting current and prospective homeowners. Home Ownership Matters will be providing ongoing updates and guidance on this topic in the coming weeks.



How The New Law Will Affect First-Time Homebuyers

To illustrate how the new law might affect a first-time homebuyer, consider the example of Barbara Buyer.



Have You Signed The Homeowner Bill of Rights?

It’s time to stand up and be counted!
Did you know that homeowners pay between 80 and 90 percent of all federal income taxes? If you are a homeowner, show your support now for a Homeowner Bill of Rights. Sign it now!

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IN THE NEWS

Washington Post
Popular deductions for homeownership are targeted in tax plans
April 5, 2017

With the health-care bill back-burnered on Capitol Hill, the focus has shifted to tax reform. Among the key financial matters in play: Homeowners’ prized deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes.



RISMedia
NAR President: Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program
April 3, 2017

The National Flood Insurance Program will expire in six months, on September 30. The National Association of REALTORS® recently issued a statement by NAR President Bill Brown urging Congress to reauthorize the program.