From minor irritations like making it illegal to post a “For Sale” sign in your yard all the way to using eminent domain or rezoning to take your house away from you, government action can significantly alter the way you enjoy your home.
In the United States Congress and right here in Minnesota, our elected officials have been considering whether to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. REALTORS® are taking the lead in trying to stop what amounts to a billion dollar tax increase on the middle class.
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In Duluth, the city council tried to have all septic tanks inspected prior to a home being sold. No problem there…except that in Duluth the ground is frozen and often covered with snow six months a year. Under the proposal, no homes could be sold from the time the ground freezes to the time it thaws.
In both cases it is REALTORS® who are stepping up to stop these measures. Both will make it much harder to sell a home.
If you own a home, REALTORS® are working to protect your rights! If you would like to get involved in our issues, please sign up to be on our emailing list. When an issue comes up, we will let you know. Then you can choose to get involved if you like.