On October 25th representatives of the leadership for both Cobb and Cherokee Association of REALTORS met with Congressman Phil Gingrey at his office in Marietta to discuss several key issues coming up that are important to the REALTOR Party, and to present the Congressman with an RPAC Check for his 2012 Campaign.
The issues discussed with Congressman Gingrey included:
- Extension of the tax relief provided in 2007 assuring that individuals in the process of foreclosure, short sales or loan modifications will pay no income tax on forgiven mortgage debt.
- Take action to bolster liquidity in the commercial and multifamily real estate market to avoid stalling economic recovery.
- Take action to improve the short sales process, support the independence and integrity of appraisals, enact comprehensive reform of the Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSE’s), Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and have regulators establish Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) and Qualified Mortgage (QM) rules that allow reasonable access to credit for home buying consumers.
*Information about each of these issues can be obtained here: http://www.realtor.org/political-advocacy/all-advocacy-issues
Denny Jones, Federal Political Coordinator – 11th District
Todd Tucker, Regional Director – Region 3
Brent Ellis, RPAC Trustee – 11th District
From Cherokee Association:
Judy Bishop, President
Susan West, President-Elect
From Cobb Association:
Angela Barner, President
Wendy Bunch, President-Elect
Jim Barner, RPAC Chair 2013
Debbie Dart, Association Executive