Real Estate Policies

Loan limit boost of 7.4% good for Atlanta buyers
Loan limit boost of 7.4% good for Atlanta buyers

This means homebuyers will be able to borrow up to the new level without triggering higher interest rates.

NAR board OKs hate speech rule
NAR board OKs hate speech rule

Realtors who use harassing or hate speech could face fines by the National Association of Realtors, according to a proposal approved by the NAR Board of Directors at its 2020 Realtors Conference & Expo.

5 ways NAR is advocating for members in 2021
5 ways NAR is advocating for members in 2021

The National Association of Realtors announced a list of priorities its Business Issues Policy Committee will focus on next year.

Atlanta Realtors leads fight against hate speech
Atlanta Realtors leads fight against hate speech

The National Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors is expected to vote on a proposal that would prohibit members for conducting hate speech outside of work.

NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding
NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding

It was a hard-fought effort to procure federal funds in the middle of a recession, but NAR announced that the president is poised to sign a bill that provides money for road projects and flooding.

CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020
CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020

Real estate industry associations oppose the decision and are calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to housing providers.

Most real estate pros disagree with ‘master bedroom’ name change
Most real estate pros disagree with ‘master bedroom’ name change

In a survey sent to the more than 100,000 readers of Agent Publishing’s magazines, agents and brokers sounded off about a change that some real estate companies and associations are making, as well as other moves that might make the industry more inclusive.

How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership
How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership

As the divide between African American and white homeownership increases, the National Association of Realtors is working to educate Realtors on discrimination and stimulate homeownership.

Despite industry objections, qualified mortgage patch still expected to expire
Despite industry objections, qualified mortgage patch still expected to expire

Though NAR has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to extend the rule, the agency’s director would only agree to take into account disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in managing the transition.

How real estate agents can ensure safe home inspections during the COVID-19 crisis
How real estate agents can ensure safe home inspections during the COVID-19 crisis

One home inspector weighs in on the difficulties of doing his job during the coronavirus pandemic.

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