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Webinar: Back to School: Making the Link Between Housing and Education

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Extensive research has shown how important stable, affordable housing and neighborhood quality are to children’s educational outcomes.  What exactly are the links between housing and education? How can local housing providers, educators and others work together to improve outcomes for children?  This free webinar, a joint effort between NAR and the National Housing Conference.

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Congratulations AK, AR, DE, GA, GU, ID, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OK, PA, SD, UT, VT, VI, WA, WV, WI and WY!

These states have had 20% or more of their membership participate in the call for action.  Spread the word to your fellow REALTORS® to make sure they participate and promote the HR 9 – Innovation Act Call for Action.

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Hot Topic Alert - State and Local Tax Deductions

Property taxes imposed by state and local governments can be a serious burden on homeowners. The average American household has an annual property tax bill of $2,089. But there is one way homeowners can feel better about property taxes: Section 164(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code allows taxpayers to take a deduction for real estate taxes paid to state, local, and foreign governments… the deduction.

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Call For Action: Stop Patent Trolls

REALTORS® across the country receive threatening demand letters and lawsuits alleging patent infringement based on the use of common business tools such as drop down menus or search alert functions on websites and the scanner function on a copier. These patent trolls buy vague patents and use them to turn everyday business practices into potential lawsuits.

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Springfield (MO) REALTORS® Help Restore Beloved City Park to Former Glory – and Then Some

The 1,718-member Greater Springfield (MO) Board of REALTORS® was keen to show that they truly cared about their community. They found that opportunity by helping to restore the city’s beloved 31-acre Phelps Grove Park after a major ice storm had damaged much of its landscape. With an NAR placemaking grant, they not only helped to bring the park back to life, but they also added a patio at the intersection of several of the park’s walking paths, enhanced by two handsome stone benches bearing the board’s name.MORE>

Lodi (CA) REALTORS® Help Clients Go Green By Offering Home Energy Efficiency Closing Gifts

The 1,828-member Lodi (CA) Association of REALTORS® used an NAR Game Changer grant and funds of its own to help buyers increase the energy efficiency of their newly purchased home. In partnership with a local residential energy efficiency firm, Lodi REALTORS® are able to give their clients a closing gift valued at $650 to have their homes retrofitted with window caulking, weather-stripping, water heater blankets, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and more--upgrades estimated to save the homeowner an annual average of $360.MORE>


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It is critical for REALTORS® to speak with one voice about the stability that the real estate market brings to our communities. From city hall to the state house to the U.S. Capitol, elected officials make decisions that have an impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their customers. The REALTOR® Action Center is where you learn how Voting, Acting and Investing in RPAC builds our political strength at every level of government.  

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