I recently attended the National Association of Realtors 2012 REALTOR Party Policy and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. It was a very interesting and informative meeting where we heard from policy makers and congressional staff. We also made our voices heard and expressed our ongoing concerns about the housing industry.
We were pleased to meet and hear housing policy updates from Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Banking Housing subcommittee and Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Oversight subcommittee. Both are prominent leaders in the fight to protect home ownership.
The purpose of the conference was to set our national priorities for the upcoming year. The result is we’ll be focusing on home ownership tax incentives such as the mortgage interest deduction, available and affordable mortgage financing, and a long-term flood insurance coverage program as well as appraisal and commercial lending issues. Our goal is to strengthen your housing and real estate investment and ensure that the American Dream of home ownership remains within reach for you and your neighbors, and for the generations that follow us.
Finally, we truly appreciate your business and the trust you have placed in us to handle your real estate transactions. I’ll continue working hard on your behalf to protect the future of home ownership.
George R. Harvey, Jr.
President of the Colorado Association of Realtors 2010
P.O. Box 2283. Telluride, CO 81435