Homeownership and lending standards favorable to consumers top NAR issues agenda

The National Association of REALTORS® advocates policy initiatives that promote and protect a fundamentally sound and dynamic U.S. real estate market. NAR’s focus in 2016 will largely be centered around tax policies, credit and lending, business operations, and commercial.

Both parties have expressed a lot of interest in reforming the tax system and this debate could play a large role in the mortgage interest deduction and the capital gains tax. Read about these issues and more in the document below.

Overly stringent lending standards have continued to limit the availability of affordable mortgages. A number of proposals aim to create healthy housing and mortgage markets such as FHA Condominium Requirements and Financing. Read more about specific credit, lending and insurance policies in the links listed in the document below.

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