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2015 Legislative & Regulatory Year in Review

During the 114th Congress, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) legislative and regulatory agenda continued to focus on creating a fundamentally sound and robust U.S. real estate market while protecting the business interests of members, as well as consumers. NAR achieved several...

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Hot Topic Alert: Complete Streets

Hot Topic Alerts are occasional reports that highlight important trending real estate issues in state legislatures. The data contains a concise summary of information on a topic that has generated attention over the past six to twelve months. Hot Topic Alerts will include advocacy efforts of...

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Winter 2015 – Local Government Update

During their final meetings of the year, ACAR’s Legislative Committee, as well as RPAC Trustees, reviewed progress made on goals established by each of the committees one year ago. Taking advantage of the many free tools provided by the National Association of Realtors® was a top priority for...

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RPAC Investors and Candidates Recognized

Recently, a special recognition event honoring ACAR’s top REALTORS® PAC (RPAC) investors was held at the Stillwater Place in the Cleveland Zoo. This annual event also recognizes candidates, many in attendance, supported by RPAC. During the reception, the 2015 RPAC Trustees were recognized and...

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Final Vote on Title III of JOBS Act

BY STEPHANIE A. SPEAR , ERIN STACKLEY On October 30, the SEC announced its final vote on Title III of the JOBS Act. The rule will be noticed in the Federal Register shortly and will go into effect on January 29, 2016. The SEC also announced proposals updated two other regulations that work...

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There’s a transformation in real estate when Halloween creeps around!

This year’s 2015 ACAR Expo – with a Halloween-themed exhibit hall – was a great success with nearly 40 vendors and more than 150 Realtor attendees haunting the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. The Expo kicked off with a continental breakfast and refreshments in the exhibit hall where...

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REALTORS Applaud Six-Year Reauthorization of Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

WASHINGTON (January 8, 2015) – The following is a statement by National Association of REALTORS® President Chris Polychron: “REALTORS® applaud the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for prioritizing the reauthorization of the federal terrorism risk insurance program and quickly...

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