WCAR Realtors go to Washington

WCAR Realtors go to Washington

Realtors® from across the country convened in Washington, D.C. this week to attend the National Association of Realtors® 2013 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Members from the Williamson County Association of Realtors® were there to meet with Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob Corker on Capitol Hill to discuss housing issues critical to Middle Tennessee and the national market.

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“One of the most important aspects of our annual convention in Washington is that Realtors® meet with their representatives on Capitol Hill,” said WCAR President, Matt Ligon.
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“Realtors® from across the state met with the Tennessee delegation last week to communicate the issues critical to the real estate industry, communities and the consumers we represent. We wanted to lend a personal perspective to support public policies that promote sustainable home ownership.”
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Lisa Culp Taylor, WCAR President Elect, and Tiffany Cheuvront, Executive Vice President joined Matt Ligon during the Capitol Hill Meetings. During their discussion wi th the Senators , the group focused on issues impacting the real estate market in Williamson County, including preserving the mission and purpose of the Federal Housing Administration, protecting home ownership tax policies such as the Mortgage Interest Deduction, and ensuring that mortgage financing is available and affordable to creditworthy home buyers.
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As Congress pursues comprehensive tax reform, the WCAR delegation urged Alexander and Corker to continue to support current tax laws for home ownership and real estate investment.
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“Home ownership has had long standing support in this country because of its many benefits to individuals and families, communities and to the nation’s economy,” said Ligon. “Realtors® remain committed to preserving housing related provisions that help facilitate home ownership, build wealth for families and provide stability to communities.”
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In the 50 years since its incorporation, WCAR has served Williamson County, its members and the community by supporting disaster relief efforts, sponsoring a scholarship for Williamson County high school seniors and many other charities throughout the County.
Today, the Association is a leading provider of education, professional development and advocacy for its members. For more information on WCAR, contact Allison King at allison@wcartn.org or call at 615-771-6845.

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