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WASHINGTON (May 13, 2013) – Realtors® from across the nation will be meeting with regulators, lawmakers and industry leaders in Washington this week to address critical real estate issues affecting individuals, communities, and the nation as the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo begins. More than 9,000 Realtors® and guests are expected to attend the meetings, which will run here through May 18.
“Realtors® are leading advocates for homeownership and private property rights, and want to ensure that their point-of-view on important housing and investment issues is heard at all levels of government,” said National Association of Realtors® President Gary Thomas, broker-owner of Evergreen Realty, in Villa Park, Calif. “Coming to Washington this week gives Realtors® an important opportunity to meet with their members of Congress and advocate policies that are crucial to the real estate industry and Realtors®’ businesses, communities and clients.”
During the week, Realtors® will meet with legislators on Capitol Hill to urge action toward preserving the mission and purpose of the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family mortgage program, encouraging the return of private capital to mortgage markets, restructuring government-sponsored enterprises Fannie……..