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What’s in this edition?

  1. Important Log-In Information for ncrealtors.org
  2. Happening on Jones Street
  3. Issue Update: AHP and the courts
  4. June is Homeownership Month
  5. Lobbyist at your door
 
Important Log-In Information for ncrealtors.org

On Thursday (June 20), all NC REALTORS® members should have received an email notifying them of upcoming changes to our membership database system. On July 1, our member database will undergo an essential security update that will obscure your member password in the unlikely event of a data breach. What this means to you is that NC REALTORS® staff will no longer be able to provide your login information over the phone.

Included in this email were your current log-in information, as well as instructions for how to change your information.

If you don’t receive an email, check your spam folder and be sure to add hello@ncrealtors.org to your safe senders list. If you need help with this, contact your preferred IT administrator, or call the Tech Helpline, a free resource available to all NC REALTORS®.

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Happening on Jones Street

What’s on the General Assembly’s mind this week?

As we enter the summer months in full force, legislators are beginning to contemplate the end of session. With their budget plans moving through the conference process (including a trip by legislators to the Executive Mansion), it is within the realm of possibility that we may see bill activity begin to slow down. That is not before though we see action on important REALTOR® legislative priorities.

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Issue Update: AHP and the courts

For the past couple of months, we have regularly presented you with information on our activities at the state government level regarding association health plans. As you saw in this week’s Jones Street Update, we are seeing potential movement on legislation in the coming weeks to address this issue at the state level. And though there is action taking place on this issue at the federal level, it is in the legal arena rather than the legislative. In March, Attorneys General from across the country challenged the US Department of Labor’s rules in federal court, asserting that they were an intentional end-run around the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A federal judge agreed with them and enjoined the rules.

Multiple stakeholders, including NAR, have worked to support the Department of Labor’s appeal of this decision. On June 7, NAR filed an amicus, or “friend of the court”, brief supporting the rules in federal court. NC REALTORS®, along with more than 100 other state and local REALTOR® associations joined on the brief as well. You can find more information regarding NAR’s brief here. You can also take a look at NC REALTORS®’ press release regarding our joining in support of the brief here. We will continue to provide updates on the progress of this appeal as they become available.
 

June is Homeownership Month

Join in the celebration!

Throughout the month of June, NC REALTORS® will join with the National Association of REALTORS® in promoting National Homeownership Month. Make sure to watch future editions of the REALTOR® Advocate, as well as all of NC REALTORS®’ social media pages for more information. You can also check out everything NAR is doing at homeownershipmatters.realtor.

Lobbyist at your door

Invite NC REALTORS® Government Affairs staff to your next meeting

With summer membership meeting season kicking off, NC REALTORS® is reopening the Lobbyist at your Door program. This program allows you the opportunity to invite a member of the NC REALTORS® Government Affairs team to your next local association or brokerage meeting. Attendees will get the inside scoop on what is going on in Raleigh and how the decisions of elected officials impact your business, your clients, and your industry.

Interested? Email Seth Palmer to get on the calendar.

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