Calls for Action & Key Issues




The primary responsibility of OAR’s Public Policy Group is to preserve, protect and improve upon the working environment within which our members operate. The Group also strives to protect the constitutional property rights of Ohio’s five million property owners.

Learn more about OAR’s key services and local issues by visiting their website.


NAR advocates on behalf of REALTORS® to foster a sound and dynamic U.S. real estate market that creates vibrant communities in which to live and work.

NAR Calls for Action

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NAR Federal Issues Tracker

Find information on the issues, NAR’s position, and how they affect REALTORS®, home buyers, and private property owners via the Federal Issues Tracker or navigate to specific topics


Commercial Finance Issues

Basel Capital Standards for Banks and Thrifts

Commercial Real Estate Lending


Lease Accounting


Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMIC)

SBA Loans

Tenants in Common

Terrorism Insurance


Environmental and Property Rights Issues

Clean Water Act

Endangered Species Act

Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights

Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Lead Paint

National Flood Insurance Program

Natural Disaster Policy


Fair Housing


Fair Housing Act

Disparate Impact


Federal Housing Issues


FHA Programs (Federal Housing Administration) (includes loan limits)

Homeownership Education and Counseling

Multifamily Housing Development & Insurance

Rural Housing Programs

Section 8 Voucher Reform

Valuation Issues Update

Veterans Affairs


Federal Tax Issues

Capital Gains

Capital Gains—Carried Interests

Capital Gains Exclusion on Sale of Principal Residence


Estate Tax Reform

Independent Contractor

Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchange

Mortgage Debt Cancellation Relief

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Tax Reform 


Financial and Credit Issues

Affiliated Business 3% Cap on Fees and Points

Basel Capital Standards for Banks and Thrifts

Condominium Approvals

Credit Policy

Government-Sponsored Enterprises

Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies

Money Laundering/Terrorism Financing

Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule

Mortgage Loan Limits

Qualified Mortgage (QM)

Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) and Risk Retention

SBA Loans

Seller Financing

Short Sales





Immigration Issues


Visa—Tourism and Retirement

Visa—Seasonal Workers


Insurance Issues

Health Care Reform

National Flood Insurance Program

Terrorism Insurance

Tort Reform—Class Action


Real Estate Transactions and Fees

Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

RESPA-TILA Harmonization

Real Estate Transfer Tax


Right of Ownership

Eminent Domain and Private Property Rights


Technology Issues

Broadband Access

Data Privacy and Security

FCC Do Not Fax Rule

Net Neutrality

Patent Litigation Reform


Spam Email



Transportation Issues

Transportation Reauthorization Funding