property rights Archive

Under All Is the Land, But What If It’s Under Water?

If REALTORS® have struggled with the concept of environmentalism, it’s not because they don’t love the environment. Quite the contrary. I spoke to NAR President Steve Brown about it back in September 2013, as he was preparing to begin...
August 6, 2014

Court Side: The Great Promise—and Limits—of the Supreme Court’s Sackett Decision

The magazine’s April 19 legal webinar with National Association of Realtors® attorneys Ralph Holmen and Finley Maxson made a good jumping off point for a series of blog posts. In previous posts, I discussed the RESPA case, Freeman v....
July 2, 2012

Property Rights at Root of EPA Supreme Court Case

When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a case called Sackett vs. EPA next week, NAR and a dozen other associations will be looking on with more than passing interest. NAR is part of a group that has submitted...
January 4, 2012

Town Hall Explores Land Use/Property Rights Issues

By Sarah Trzepacz, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org REALTORS® gathered this morning at a town hall meeting to discuss a myriad of issues related to property rights, land use and environmental concerns. The meeting presented a wonderful opportunity for REALTORS® to share stories...