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NAR chief lobbyist to retire at the end of 2018

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello, a 37-year veteran of the organization, who became its top government liaison in 2001, will retire at the end of the year, he announced Wednesday at the trade group’s midyear conference in Washington, D.C.

Watch NAR and experts discuss real estate antitrust on live stream

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a think tank that has been funded in the past by Zillow, will hold a public forum for experts in real estate to discuss ways to make the industry more competitive.

Where NAR spends its multimillions in lobbying

Given the proposed increase and the fast-approaching 2018 U.S. midterm campaign season, it’s worth asking: How is NAR spending its lobbying money now …

How the budget deal will impact real estate

At least one economist predicted those domestic spending initiatives would offer limited benefits to the real estate industry and housing market. …

How a government shutdown impacts real estate and housing

“The government shutdown will have an impact on real estate transactions should it continue for an extended period of time,” said NAR President Mendenhall …

Congress passes tax reform, mixed blessing for real estate

The final legislation shines brightly on brokers and developers, through changes to so-called pass-through entities, like S-corporations and LLCs …

Republicans finalize tax reform bill for vote before holiday recess

State and local tax deductions, once all but eliminated in earlier versions of the bill, would be expanded to include income tax, but capped at $10, …

Deal reached on tax reform

Details of what the new unified bill contains haven’t yet been publicized, and there were matters of enormous contention for real estate …

Here’s how NAR wants to fix tax reform

Now that Congressional lawmakers are in the midst of reconciling the different version of the tax reform bill, NAR is hoping that there is still time …