The National Association of Realtors is taking action to improve our economy. All Realtors have been reminded to send letters to our Congressperson and Senators. This is your chance to make a difference as well. Here is the info I received and a sample letter below if you would like to send a letter also...you do not have to be a Realtor. .just change "Realtor" to "Concerned Citizen Joe (or Jane)" or something like that.
Support NAR's Four-Point Housing Stimulus Plan
Congress may soon consider a new economic stimulus bill. Housing has always lifted our economy out of past economic downturns so it is imperative that Congress focus on housing in the next stimulus package.
We need ALL members to support NAR's efforts to have the NAR Four-Point Housing Stimulus Plan included in any future stimulus bill.
Contact Congress today and ask them to include NAR's Four-Points in the next stimulus package.
Reviving the real estate market must be the focus of any future stimulus bill
Dear ( Insert the name of your Congressperson and Senators here)
As a (constituent and a Realtor), I ask that Congress focus any future stimulus package on reinvigorating housing markets. The current crisis is the result of problems in the nation's housing markets. Efforts to boost the economy must calm jittery real estate markets.
Earlier, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) proposed a 4-Point Housing Stimulus Plan that should be part of any new stimulus package. NAR's plan would:
*Make the $7500 first-time homebuyer tax credit available to all buyers and eliminate repayment requirements. The credit's limited availability and repayment requirement severely limit the credit's use and effectiveness.
*Make the 2008 FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan limits permanent. New rules for 2009 will reduce them. Now is not the time to limit mortgage affordability.
*Get the Treasury relief program back on track and target more funds to mortgage relief. Create a federal mortgage interest buy-down program to make below-market rates available and stabilize home prices.
*Permanently bar banks from engaging in real estate brokerage and management. The banks have proven they have enough to do to simply manage the loan process. Banks should not manage home sales and purchases.
Housing has always lifted our economy out of past economic downturns. It's imperative now to foster a housing recovery, so that the economy can recover. Thank you for your hard work.
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