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Net Neutrality Rollback Put Consumers, Main Street Businesses on the Defensive in Digital Era

Published Thursday, December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (December 14, 2017) – The Federal Communications Commission today announced a rollback of net neutrality rules, sparking a swift rebuke from the nation’s 1.3 million REALTORS®.

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Homeowners Say Tax Reform Would Hurt Them

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A majority of recently surveyed homeowners say that changing homeownership tax incentives would restrict their mobility and cause them financial strain, according to new data from the National Association of REALTORS®’ fourth-quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey.

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Window to the Law: AML Advisory for Real Estate

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017

FinCEN’s recent advisory urges real estate professionals to voluntarily help combat, and report, money laundering concerns in the real estate market.

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Southern California Wildfire Relief

Published Friday, December 8, 2017

REALTOR® family members who have been impacted by the wildfires in the Los Angeles, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula, Santa Clarita, and San Diego wildfires can apply for a grant from C.A.R.’s Disaster Relief Fund.

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FHA Prohibits PACE Loans

Published Thursday, December 7, 2017

On Dec. 7, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that HUD will no longer insure mortgages encumbered with a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assessment.

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It is Not Too Late to Influence Congress on Tax Reform

Published Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Thanks to our members’ engagement, REALTORS have helped positively influence tax reform in some key areas.  For example, both the House and Senate have agreed to maintain deductibility of state and local property taxes up to $10,000, and to maintain Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges in their present form for real estate investments.

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Foreign Money Continues To Pour Into Student Housing

Published Monday, December 4, 2017

Not a month has gone by that MJW Investments President Mark Weinstein does not receive at least two or three phone calls from an intermediary asking to meet with a foreign investor about the student housing industry. 

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What the next ten years in global RE holds

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017

Savills’ forecast for global real estate over the next 10 years are informed by two key factors: where young people gravitate to, and cities with protection from natural disasters.

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