Fighting for the rights of property owners.

Our land, properties, and homes are an essential source of refuge and stability.

News

January 26, 2024
CNBC
Thinking of buying now and refinancing your mortgage later? Here’s what to consider
Some homebuyers are adopting a “buy now, refinance later” strategy in anticipation of further declining mortgage rates, despite potential risks like foreclosure. What you need to know.
Read Full Article

January 3, 2024
Money.com
Housing Market Forecast: 4 Expert Predictions for 2024
The 2024 housing market is expected to show gradual improvement, with lower mortgage rates and home prices aiding affordability, an increase in inventory, and a modest rise in home sales.
Read Full Article

First Time Homebuyer

If you’re looking to purchase your first home, it’s time to get organized.

Protect Your Home Equity

Your home is one of your largest assets and will likely play a key role in financing your retirement.

About

We work in lockstep with state and local REALTOR® associations to raise awareness on real estate policy.

Our mission is to address the tough issues facing local communities, such as chronic housing shortage, rising taxes, and the systemic barriers to homeownership.

Action Alerts

Our work on behalf of property owners and their communities.

Filter By State:

National

June 1, 2023

The American Dream is Built on the Path to Homeownership

Tell your elected officials to support practical solutions that incentivize homeownership and make it more accessible.

Maryland

April 10, 2023

St. Mary’s County Excise Tax

St. Mary’s County Commissioners have been planning to move from an impact fee structure to an excise tax on new developments, which will increase revenue by over 350% – a big departure from what officials were referring to as “revenue neutral” when the excise tax switch was proposed. And at the same time, they want to raise property taxes by over 3.5%.

Maryland

March 28, 2023

Montgomery County Property Tax Hike

County Commissioner Marc Elrich introduced an ordinance that would increase property taxes by 10% in Montgomery County.

Washington

March 23, 2023

Real Estate Excise Tax (REET)

HB 1628 increases REET to 4% for all properties over $5 million and provides a .25 local option for all property. Increasing the cost of housing in order to make more housing does not solve the current housing crisis.

Washington

March 9, 2023

Spokane Housing Affordability

In a package of emergency measures, the Spokane City Council passed the largest package of impact fees in history. From Water and Sewer Hookups to a transportation fee, these moves add over $25,000 to the price of a new home. This hurts everyone, from new buyers to renters.

Oregon

March 9, 2023

Eugene Tenant Protections

The council’s desire to help tenants is very much appreciated. But this ordinance is already chilling interest in investing in Eugene, and will further reduce the housing options available for those least able to afford it. It’s tough to be a tenant in this housing market with vacancy at less than 2%.

Washington

March 9, 2023

2023 Housing Bills

Washington legislators are asked to make 2023 the year of prioritizing housing issues.

Tennessee

February 24, 2023

Impact Fees

SB820/HB1206 makes housing more costly and that much more difficult. Amending the County Powers Relief Act, as the bill suggests, will allow a development fee to be placed on future home owners across the state, pricing many Tennesseans out of the marketplace.

National

January 1, 2023

Time to End the Marriage Penalty Once and for All

Did you know that unmarried couples can get a larger deduction by filing federal taxes individually compared to a married couple filing jointly?