Laws & Issues to Know

Every year, officials at the national, state and local level form policy that directly impacts the real estate industry and homeowner rights. These issues include real estate transfer taxes, water rights, foreclosures, zoning ordinances, impact fees, and open space requirements.

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has developed several resources and programs for Realtors and associations to learn about and review issues that may affect their local jurisdictions and/or states, and to support any real estate interests that may be affected by these issues.

State Issues Tracker

Log in with your NAR member credentials to get analyses of core state laws affecting real estate. Each analysis includes an executive summary, frequently asked questions on the issue, and the law in each state.

Calls for Action and Awareness

When Congress is considering legislation that affects the real estate industry, NAR calls on its members to act. Simply by contacting your Member of Congress through an e-mail or a phone call, you can ensure that your business remains strong. NAR members join together and speak with one loud, powerful voice.