The United States Senate is missing an opportunity to improve housing markets across the country, and we need your help to tell them to get to work and make homeownership a priority!
Take action now to urge your Senators to pass H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016,” a bill that makes needed reforms to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) condominium loan program, federal-assisted housing programs and Rural Housing Service loan programs.
Bottom Line: This bill makes buying a condo A LOT easier by expanding opportunities for first-time homebuyers and streamlining rural housing programs for low-income rental residents. Condominiums are among the most affordable homeownership options for first-time homebuyers, as well as lower income borrowers, but barriers to safe, affordable mortgage credit for condos still exist. H.R. 3700 takes a number of steps to address those concerns.
The House of Representatives passed this bill unanimously with a bipartisan vote of 427-0 and now we need the Senate to act!
Even if your business model is not based on Condominium or Rural Housing Service transactions, all REALTORS need to band together on this Call for Action. Although it may not affect you directly, the next one could very well be of critical importance to your business. Please support your REALTOR family by responding to this important Call for Action!
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The Mission of the Elmira-Corning Regional Association of REALTORS® is to strengthen and promote the professional image of its members through education, services and adherence to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. As REALTORS®, we advocate for housing opportunity and private property rights, provide community service and maintain a proactive relationship with local, state and national leaders.
Welcome to the Elmira-Corning Regional Association of REALTORS®
The Elmira-Corning Association of REALTORS® is the source for real estate information in the central southern tier of New York State. We provide benefits to our membership including education, resources, and support services to enhance their professional development.
Our membership consists of 350+/- licensed real estate agents and appraisers who are known as REALTORS®. REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Our REALTOR® members also belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR).
The Association also has Affiliate Members, who are not engaged in the real estate profession as licensees, but provide valuable services that relate to the real estate industry. They include lenders, home inspectors, builders, property management companies, home services, insurance companies, law offices, publishing companies and many other home service providers.
In partnership with our REALTOR® members and business Affiliates, we add value to the community by advocating for private property rights, providing community service, and adhering to the highest standard of ethics and professionalism.
Whether you are an area native searching for the perfect home or are contemplating a move to our area, the Elmira-Corning Regional Association of REALTORS® and MLS members are here to help. Please search our site for available properties and contact one of our REALTOR® professionals to assist you.