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The National Association of REALTORS® advocates on behalf of the U.S. real estate market by lobbying all federal government entities and by conducting a myriad of public affairs activities. It maintains a clearinghouse of real estate issues that includes background information and updates for each.

Visit the NAR Governmental Affairs section front

Access the NAR issue clearinghouse to learn about these issues:

  • Accessibility
  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  • Appraisal FHA & VA
  • Appraisal Management Companies
  • Bankruptcy
  • Basel Capital Standards for Banks and Thrifts
  • Broadband Access
  • Brownfields (Tax Deduction)
  • Cancellation of Indebtedness
  • Capital Gains -- Carried Interests
  • Capital Gains Exclusion on Sale of Principal Residence
  • Capital Gains
  • Clean Water Act
  • Commercial Real Estate Lending
  • Condominium Approvals
  • Credit Issues
  • Data Security
  • Database Protection
  • Depreciation -- General
  • Depreciation -- Tenant Improvements
  • Eminent Domain
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
  • Estate Tax Reform
  • Fair Housing Act
  • FCC Do Not Fax Rule
  • FHA
  • FHA Loan Limits
  • FHA Low/No Downpayment
  • FHA Programs (Federal Housing Administration)
  • Forced Access
  • Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs)
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Immigration
  • Independent Contractor
  • Insurance-Surplus Lines
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Privacy
  • Internet Tax Moratorium
  • Investor Visa
  • IRS Information Reporting
  • Lead Paint
  • Lease Accounting
  • Like-Kind Exchange
  • Manufactured Housing
  • Mark-to-Market
  • Methamphetamine Clean Up
  • Money Laundering/Terrorism Financing
  • Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule
  • Mortgage Interest Deduction
  • Mortgage Loan Limits
  • Mortgage Reform
  • Multifamily Housing Development & Insurance
  • National Flood Insurance Program
  • Natural Disaster Policy
  • Net Neutrality
  • Privacy
  • Private Property Rights
  • Private Transfer Fees
  • Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) and Risk Retention
  • Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMIC)
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
  • Real Estate Transfer Tax
  • Retirement Visa
  • Rural Housing Programs
  • SBA Loans
  • Section 8 Voucher Reform
  • Seller Financing
  • Short Sales
  • Small Business Administration Programs
  • Spam Email
  • Tax Reform
  • Telemarketing/Cold-calling
  • Tenants in Common
  • Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility
  • Terrorism Insurance
  • Tort Reform - Class Action
  • Transportation
  • VA (Veterans Administration) Housing

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