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Enhance Credit Scoring Models, Says NAR
Federal

NAR supports legislation that would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to update their credit scoring models to let utility providers report consumers' payment histories to credit reporting agencies. Find out more.

NAR Supports Student Loan Debt Relief
Federal
Legislative proposals aimed at addressing the issue of student loan debt have received six letters of support from NAR. Read about the proposals and the letters now.
Call for Action: Tell the Senate to Get to Work for Future Homebuyers
Federal

NAR issued a Call for Action in support of H.R. 3700, “The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016”. This bill makes needed reforms to the FHA condominium loan program, federal assisted housing program, and Rural Housing Service loan program. Although the bill passed unanimously in the House, it languishes in the U.S. Senate as a victim of election year posturing. Contact Senators Isakson and Perdue and urge them to pass H.R. 3700.

Model Behavior for Staying Safe at Model Homes
Real Estate, Safety, and You

Showing a model home can put you in a very vulnerable situation. You are, most likely, all alone in an uninhabited residence—and everyone who cares to stop in will be aware of this. So follow these four tips to help stay safe.

November Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The next monthly membership meeting of the Bartow Area Board of REALTORS® will be held on Tuesday, November 15th at 12:00 am at the Cartersville Country Club.

2016-2017 Annual Membership Renewal

Thank you for your continued membership and support of the Bartow Area Board of REALTORS®! With your help, we have experienced much success including passage of REALTOR® friendly legislation that aids your bottom line and are looking forward to an even greater future with increased benefits and services. We look forward to your continued participation in this upcoming year.

December Holiday Luncheon
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Holiday Luncheon of the Bartow Area Board of REALTORS® will be held on Tuesday, December 8th at 11:30 am at the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce.

Senate's Energy Bill Could Impact Mortgage Underwriting
Federal

The Senate passed the U.S. Energy Policy Modernization Act, which contains a provision to allow federal mortgage underwriters to consider the energy savings from efficiency upgrades when determining a homebuyer’s ability to make payments. Lawmakers need to reconcile the bill, S. 2012, with the House energy bill, H.R. 8, before it goes to the White House.

NAR Supports Effort to Reduce FHA Premiums
Federal

NAR urged Senate leaders to allow HUD to implement the Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK) program. HAWK was designed to reduce mortgage insurance premiums for first-time buyers who complete a series of home ownership counseling sessions. Lawmakers have blocked the program for the last several years.

October Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for the next monthly membership meeting of the Bartow Area Board of REALTORS® will be held on Tuesday, October 18th at 12:00 am at Cartersville Country Club.

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