REALTORS® converge on Washington, DC for Annual Midyear Conference
The Cherokee Association of REALTORS® (CAOR) will have two local agents representing CAOR and the State of Georgia at the 2013 Midyear Conference. Susan West, 2013 CAOR President, and Brent Ellis, CAOR Member and 11th District RPAC Trustee, will be leaving for Washington, DC on Tuesday May 14th to attend Midyear. They will join thousands of REALTORS® from across America as they converge on our nation’s capital to meet with Members of Congress to discuss issues critical to our businesses, communities and the Homeowners we represent, as well as attend committee meetings and educational sessions. Be sure to attend the CAOR May General Meeting on May 21 at 8:30 am to hear Susan and Brent’s updates from their trip to DC!
REALTORS®, are you headed to DC for the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo?
Do you wonder what the REALTORS® that attend Midyear will be doing while in DC?
Below you will find the talking points REALTORS® from across America will be discussing with their respective Congressmen. Please click the link to see the Action Needed, Actions To Date, What To Tell Your Representatives And Senators, and the Issue Background:
Preserve the Mission and Purpose of the FHA Program – We need to ensure the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) single-family program has the tools and policies in place to meet its mission of providing access to safe, affordable mortgage financing to qualified borrowers nationwide.
Preserve Homeownership Tax Policies – We need to encourage Congress to consider proposals to reform the tax code, lawmakers should consider the vital role that real estate provisions play in the nation’s housing markets and economy, as well as the financial well-being of Americans and their families.
Restructuring Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and Encourage the Return of Private Capital – We need to encourage the restructuring of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to ensure that affordable mortgages are available to consumers in all types of markets, and to avoid a major disruption to the nation’s economy that would result from the total collapse of the housing finance sector.
To keep up on all the committee meetings, Capitol Hill visits, and to hear the results of the REThink workshops that were held around the country over the last several months, be sure follow along on the Midyear Live Blog.