The New Hampshire REALTORS who took part in the Rally To Protect The American Dream at the Washington Monument during the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings can say they were truly part of an historic event … and one that garnered plenty of media attention as well.
Below is information on just some of the exposure the Realtor Rally received across the country:
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report
Title: Realtors Rally Near Capitol Hill to Save Homeownership
Publication Date: 05/17/2012
Article URL: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/home-front/2012/05/17/realtors-rally-near-capitol-hill-to-save-homeownership
Text Snippet: A sea of blue lapped against the foot of the Washington Monument Thursday as more than 10,000 blue-shirted Realtors from across the country descended on the nation’s capital to pressure Congress to keep housing at the top of legislators’ priorities in coming months. According to organizers, the rally—sponsored by the National Association of Realtors and complete with a jumbotron, DJ, and its own Twitter hashtag—was the largest assembly of Realtors NAR has ever recorded in one place.
- NHAR President John Rice
The following are notes provided by New Hampshire Association of REALTORS President John Rice (pictured at right) after attending the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C., May 15-19, 2012.
Ed Demarco, FHFA Director: Fanny and Freddy continue to play leading roles in the housing market. Regulation streamlining and more clarity in the short sale process is coming in September. Their strategic plan calls for: 1.) Building the future, to include rebuilding the secondary mortgage market, issue certificates with or without government guarantee and a wide array of mortgage products; 2.) Contracting the enterprises footprint in the marketplace — greater reliance on private financing; and 3.) Continuing to ensure full effort to service trouble borrowers.
Carol Galante, HUD Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing: Wants to modernize regulations and policies that create opportunities. Wants to make changes to condo lending policies. Committed to strong and stable FHA, managing risk, while making a wide range of loans available. Read more…