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Reply to NAR Call to Action on MID

My response to National Association of Realtors' Call to Action to defend the Mortgage Interest Deduction. The NAR email is included below my response.

Last Update: 2012-07-04 11:26:44

Realtors,

Now is a time for thoughtful, unselfish actions.   Now is not a time for more of the past decade’s politics of the wallet, excess and government subsidies that resulted in overbuilding and overconsumption  of housing resources. 

It is time for defenders of free markets to live up to their rhetoric and, among other things, be willing to accept the free market’s determinations regarding housing demands and real estate finance. 

As Realtors, our job is to remain knowledgeable professionals, ready and able to assist buyers and sellers under any conditions.

So I say to fellow realtors: “Shut up, sit down.  Be at peace and accept the greater judgment as to what must be done to return to financial stability as a nation.  Know that there will not be any less real estate, families and businesses in need of housing.  Nimble realtors will always be busy.”

I am also a professional builder and member of NAHB.  I have responded to NAHB’s alarm about MID with similar comments.

Thank you,

Biff Bailey, Managing Broker
East Dallas Real Estate Advisors LLC
biff@eastdallasrealestateadvisors.com

 

From: Realtor Action Center [mailto:comments@realtoractioncenter.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 8:19 AM
To: admin@bbigbuilders.com
Subject: Call for Action: Protect Home Ownership. Defend MID.

NAR Call for Action

 

Dear Daryl,


Call for Action: Defend MID

Won't you please call your Senator to ask their help
in defending home ownership and the Mortgage Interest Deduction? They need to hear from YOU today.

Click to Call

Last week, I called on REALTORS® to flood the House of Representatives with calls to clearly and emphatically communicate that the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) is vital to both home ownership and our economy.
I'm disappointed that anyone in Congress would suggest limits to the Mortgage Interest Deduction. Mortgage interest has been deductible for nearly 100 years, and the proposed changes in the Deficit Commission Report will affect all 75 million home owners in the United States.
The calls we made to Capitol Hill last week made a difference. Because the calls to the House were so successful, we are asking you to also make calls to your Senator's office today to ask him or her to defend MID.
nav_red_arrow.gif Call Now.*
This Call for Action requires you to do something a little different. Just follow the link and enter your email, cell number and zip code to be connected to your Senator's office. After the first call is complete, you will be given the option to place a call to your second Senator. You can make these calls now, or later at a more convenient time. But we need you to make these calls.
After you enter the information, you will receive a phone call with instructions before being patched through to Capitol Hill. 
nav_red_arrow.gif Count me in, Ron, I am ready to make my call.*
This call is important. We need to be clear and draw a line in the sand. While we all support efforts to reduce the deficit, further undermining the critical housing recovery cannot be the price that is paid. Here are some suggested talking points for you to use when you call. I also invite you to listen to my latest podcast about our efforts and why this fight is so critical. It might give you some additional inspiration!
 I am a constituent and a REALTOR®. 
 I have been on the front lines of the housing crisis. I can assure you that even talk of changing MID harms an already fragile market.
 I am strongly opposed to the Deficit Commission's proposal to either limit or eliminate the Mortgage Interest Deduction.
 News reports saying that Congress threatens to repeal or limit MID will keep potential buyers on the sidelines and further delay the housing recovery.
We must speak loudly and clearly with one voice to ensure the further recovery of our economy and the housing market and educate every legislator about how much Home Ownership Matters. We can't do that with the few REALTORS® who take action consistently. We need every REALTOR® to respond. Please call NOW and tell your Senators to help defend home ownership and the MID.*
On behalf of the NAR Leadership team, thank you for your support and time,
Ron Phipps Signature 
Ron Phipps
2011 NAR President

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We must speak loudly and clearly with one voice to ensure the further recovery of our economy and the housing market and educate every legislator about how much Home Ownership Matters. We can't do that with the few REALTORS® who take action consistently. We need every REALTOR® to respond. Please call NOW and tell your Senators to help defend home ownership and the MID.* On behalf of the NAR Leadership team, thank you for your support and time, Ron Phipps 2011 NAR President *Standard text messaging fees and rates apply Stay Connected to the REALTOR® Action Center: This message was sent to admin@bbigbuilders.com. Visit your subscription management page to modify your email communication preferences or update your personal profile. To stop receiving this e-mail in the future, click to remove yourself from this list. NAR maintains a separate email system to communicate our national news and programs. If you would like to manage those subscriptions and optin/optout of those communications please click here to login to Realtor.org.

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