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Economists Debate Health of Economy in Report from CAR 

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) recently convened four leading economists to discuss housing's importance to the growing momentum behind a healthier U.S. economy. Their insightful discussion brought clarity to the economic and policy challenges that will shape the future of housing, and covered macroeconomic analysis of current conditions in the market, housing prices and affordability, the reasons behind persistently low inventory, the declining homeownership rate, credit availability, and policy solutions. The analysis is presented in a new executive report that you can read here.

Service and Emotional Support Animals
By Tiffany Banks, NVAR Legal Counsel 

There is some confusion and frustration surrounding service animals, emotional support, and therapy animals. What are they? Do you have to rent to someone with an emotional support animal? Can you charge them a pet deposit? What if you think they are lying about needing this type of animal? Here are the answers to these questions, to help clarify what your responsibilities as a REALTOR® are.

Loans Soar Ahead of New Mortgage Rules 

Borrowers rushed to secure financing last week, sending mortgage applications climbing 25.5 percent week-over-week before the "Know Before You Owe" disclosure rules took effect last Saturday. Purchase applications, which are viewed as a leading gauge of home buying activity, are now 49 percent higher than a year ago and are at the highest level in five years.

Opportunity to Serve on Nevada REALTOR®'s Political Action Committee (NV RPAC)  

The Nevada REALTORS® Political Action Committee (NV RPAC) is now accepting applications for individuals interested in serving as trustees.  Trustees are responsible for determining which candidates running for state and federal offices in Nevada support private property rights and for allocating PSF contributions to these candidates.  The NV RPAC trustees are seeking candidates from GLVAR, RSAR and ECAR who are interested in serving as trustees beginning in 2016.  Applications must be filled out and returned to NVAR no later than October 30, 2015. Any questions with the application or for more information contact Karen Walker  or 800.748.5526.
For Trustee Application and eligibility, click here to download a fillable form.

Are You Ready to Become a Leader?   

2016 is YOUR year! Join us for an amazing year of learning and growth that will benefit both your personal and business interactions. NVAR is now accepting applications for the 2016 LeadershipNVAR Program. Applications are due October 16th, 2015. Click here for information about the program. Click here for the 2016 application.

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