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NAR Issue Brief Mortgage Debt Cancellation Tax Relief

On April 3, 2014 the United States Senate Finance Committee agreed to a bipartisan bill to reinstate close to 50 tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013. Among the real estate provisions included in the “extenders” package are tax relief for mortgage debt forgiveness, 15-year cost recovery for qualified leasehold improvements, election to expense certain qualified real property, and deduction for energy efficient commercial buildings. 

Quick summary of Legislative Action

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned sine die last night at midnight.  MAR’s eminent domain bill passed its final vote at about 11:50 pm - a close call.  Although we needed to compromise to move the bill, NAR officially recognized us as the first state to pass eminent domain legislation!  

What is RPAC?

Join 2014 President Russ Boyce and Ilene Kessler, Chair, RPAC Trustees & 2007 MAR President as they discuss RPAC and the importance of its value to the REALTOR.

MAR Volunteers We Want You!

MAR Volunteers We Want You!
Committee Year:  2014 – 2015
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DEADLINE: Monday, May 5, 2014
REMINDER — ALL CURRENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS MUST COMPLETE A FORM.

2014 Commercial Real Estate Symposium

Come & Join Us!

Commercial Symposium- From Concept to Reality—Moving Your CRE Project Forward

The Symposium is open to all Real Estate Practitioners
One-half day Symposium - 3 hrs. Continuing Education total (pending approval)

WHEN: May 9, 2014

TIME: 8:00am -9:00am registration & continental breakfast.

           9:00am to 12:15pm Continuing Education

WHERE: Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport, 1739 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090

COST: $35

Legislative Update

Each week MAR Government Affairs staff provides a 2 minute review of legislative action in Annapolis affecting REALTORS, homeowners and buyers. Click the link to view the video.

Building & Zoning Information

Because you asked, we have Building & Zoning information by County posted on our website. Check it out!

February 2014 Housing Stats Press Release

February existing home sales decreased slightly, but average and median price continued to rise, according to the Maryland Association of REALTORS®. Units sold declined by 0.02 percent, eight homes, compared to February of 2013, while average price rose by more than $19,000, or 7.2 percent, and median price increased more than $17,000, a gain of 7.7 percent.

Free Webinar Thursday Series Recordings

Were you unable to participate in any of the past webinars? Click here to view webinar recordings.

GSE Loan Limits Should NOT be Reduced

MAR President Russ Boyce has written the Federal Housing Finance Agency to urge that GSE loan limits should NOT be reduced, as the agency is considering.  Read letter.

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