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On The Go: Backyard Farming

Adriann Murawski, NAR’s State & Local Government Affairs Representative discusses some of the ordinances of backyard farming. She talks with Kristopher Anderson, the Chicago Association of REALTORS®’ Government Affairs Director, about some of the zoning laws on backyard farming and the benefits of larger scale community gardens. Although your jurisdiction may not have ordinances in regard to specific backyard farming practices, it may be something coming down the pike.

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#REALTORParty: Sharing your REALTOR® Party Story Online

Since 2012, 1,000 state and local associations—including EVERY State Association—have put nearly 13,000 REALTOR® Party programs and resources to work across the country. It’s time that we start sharing REALTOR® Party stories, photos and videos on social media using the hashtags #REALTORParty and #ST (your state abbreviation).

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Land Use Initiative Helps Hawaii REALTORS® Address Affordable Housing

In Hawaii, the combined effect of vast acreage of protected natural lands, the high cost of living and a severe shortage of affordable housing brings land use issues into still sharper focus; so do the tents for the homeless that line many city streets. Using the Land Use Initiative, the Hawaii Association of REALTORS® is taking steps toward review and reform of the state’s complex Land Use System to clear road blocks to affordable housing. MORE>

AL REALTORS® Defeat Flat Tax and Increased Fees with Alabama Homes Matter Campaign

Going into its 2015 session, the Alabama legislature was facing a serious budget shortfall. Using a significant Issues Mobilization Grant, the Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) was able to keep threats to organized real estate and property rights at bay, but long-term solutions were still nowhere in sight. When the issue resurfaced at the outset of the 2016 session, the power of the REALTOR® Party was there again for Alabama, and this time it prevailed in no uncertain terms.MORE>