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NAR Calls 2019 Advocacy Its ‘Best Year in Washington’

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The affiliation made a listing of 19 advocacy “wins” previous 12 months – a numerous array of achievements from the atmosphere to apartment loans and even cannabis banking.

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) called 2019 its “best 12 months in Washington” dependent on thriving advocacy systems. According to Senior Vice President of NAR Govt Affairs Shannon McGahn, “look powering all the political information, and you will come across 1 of NAR’s very best many years for federal advocacy in a long time – probably at any time.”

She states NAR compiled a listing of 19 federal plan achievements from 2019 that “should give each and every 1 of our one.four million customers cause to cheer.” She states these 19 issues are not the total tale, but it “showcases how really hard our excellent and gifted crew of advocates fought for your company previous 12 months.”

The total listing – 2019 NAR Advocacy Achievements – is posted on-line.

NAR assisted protected a 1-12 months extension for flood insurance policies and a seven-12 months extension for terrorism hazard insurance policies, for illustration. It received an extension for excluding forgiven house loan financial debt from federal taxes. And, soon after a 10-12 months battle, NAR assisted protected new FHA apartment-personal loan insurance policies that must direct to much more apartment revenue – a significant reward for Florida, notably its initially-time buyers.

“NAR was fast paced in the courts, too, submitting amicus briefs in circumstances surrounding the two the Consumer Monetary Protection Bureau and Association Wellness Designs,” McGahn adds.

NAR states it also has superior expectations for 2020. In January, NAR leadership stood together with President Donald Trump to unveil new environmental reforms, and later on to go to a invoice signing ceremony for the USMCA trade settlement (the new NAFTA).

“NAR strongly supported these efforts, and in the scenario of USMCA, we even partnered with the Canadian and Mexican Realtors to enable get the deal across the end line,” McGahn states.

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“And speaking of assistance – many thanks all over again to all our customers!” McGahn adds. “Because of your assistance, our voice is 1 of the loudest and most respected in Washington. And the results demonstrate!”

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