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 nar general information june 2017

There has been talk what does NAR do for us . I hear many agents complain  mostly when our dues need to be paid . What better time to complain . I seldom know how to respond to these questions when asked   Lately there has been the controversy about the petition on Stop Zillow as they unveil their silent offers .Articles have been written and it does make one wonder.

I must say today I did read very interesting articles that did explain what NAR has been doing for us and I would like to share it with you . Perhaps you already have read it . Perhaps you have not 

NAR joins coalition to preserve net neutrality
NAR has joined a coalition of businesses and public interest groups working to preserve Open Internet rules — also known as network neutrality. NAR has joined with tech companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon and main street companies like Walmart to advocate for preserving net neutrality. The coalition will work at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in the courts and on Capitol Hill to ensure that the Internet remains an open and level playing field, an issue critical to our business success. Net neutrality is shorthand for the concept that  users should be in control of what content they view and what applications they use. More specifically, net neutrality requires that broadband networks be free of restrictions on content, sites or platforms. NAR Internet supports net neutrality and urges Congress to oppose legislation that would threaten the current FCC Open Internet Rule and roll back the important protections put in place by the FCC in 2015. Learn more on the NAR website.
Source:; 6/29/2017

This is  such an important issue for all us . Especially for us here in the Rain

NAR submits statement on housing finance reform
On June 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs held its first hearing of the year on housing finance reform. The hearing, entitled “Principles of Housing Finance Reform,” consisted of three witnesses from the Mortgage Bankers Association, Housing Policy Counsel of the Financial Services Roundtable, and Center for Responsible Lending. NAR submitted a statement recommending that any new housing finance system must ensure that mortgage capital will always remain available for creditworthy Americans. Second, NAR stated that taxpayer dollars should be protected. Furthermore, in order to shield taxpayers and ensure a steady flow of capital into the mortgage market in both good times and bad, NAR urged lawmakers to convert Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into government-chartered, non-shareholder-owned authorities.  
Source:; 6/29/2017

I hope you have found this information useful . Many times we do not take the time to read what is NAR is doing  . Are these issues important to you ?   What is important to you ?



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