2016 Public Policy Priorities

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) represents over one million residential REALTORS® and commercial practitioners involved in all facets of the industry as brokers, sales agents, property managers, appraisers and counselors. As the largest professional trade association in the United States, NAR advocates policy initiatives that promote and protect a fundamentally sound and dynamic U.S. real estate market fostering vibrant communities. In 2016, NAR will be focused on the following public policy initiatives:

  • Homeownership & Real Estate Investment Tax Policies including state & local tax deductions, mortgage interest deduction, mortgage debt cancellation tax relief, and capital gains
  • Credit, Lending & Insurance Policies including credit availability, GSE restructuring/liquidity/lending, FHA Lifetime MIP, FHA condominium requirements & financing, National Flood Insurance Reauthorization
  • Business Operations such as TRID implementation, technology issues (patent reform, net neutrality, data privacy), & appraiser independence regulations
  • Commercial legislation including 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges, Basel III, lease accounting, and Waters of the US
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Source: National Association of Realtors(R)


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