Governmental Affairs Updates

The Tennessee Association of REALTORS® represents residential and commercial REALTORS® involved in all facets of the industry.  TAR monitors REALTOR legislation daily, promotes REALTOR®-friendly legislation and keep potentially harmful legislation from becoming law.

 

Legislative & Regulartory Reports and Updates

Hot Issues

  • Flood Insurance Overhaul (May 24) It looks like there’s movement on the flood insurance issue.  REALTORS® visited Congress last week to try and get the Senate to take up and approve a five year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and help ensure access to affordable flood insurance.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) informed lawmakers that a vote was coming.  Thanks to all who’ve answered Calls For Action and spoke with your elected officials on this important issue! Read more>
  • MID is Vital to Housing Market, Economy(Feb 13) NAR Is strongly opposed to elements of the President’s budget proposal that would limit itemized deductions, including the mortgage interest deduction. Read more>
  • Facts About the 3.8% Tax’s Impact on Real Estate(Jan 30) A tax that begins 1/13/2013, will not be imposed on all real estate transactions.  Learn about different scenarios that would be affected and how. Comprehensive brochure>
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  • GSE Reform in Congress(Jan 17) Congress is expected to take a serious look at reforming the secondary mortgage market this year. Read More>
  • REALTORS® recent activity with the Supreme Court

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