The Harford County Association of REALTORS® (HarCAR) recently attended Maryland Realtors® annual Lobby Day on February 7th in Annapolis.
During Lobby Day, REALTORS® discussed legislative priorities and other real estate related issues with Maryland state delegates and senators.
This year, 30 HarCAR members attended to discuss current topics pertaining to real estate. This year’s discussion topics included:
· Broader access to Accessory Dwelling Units: known as in-law suites to assist with the 120,000-housing units shortage.
· Licensing of individuals involved in real estate wholesaling: to protect consumers.
· Fiscal Analysis of Housing Affordability: laws and regulations can increase the cost of homes and make them less affordable by adding requirements to for new homes.
“The Harford County Association of REALTORS® is dedicated to being the voice of homeowners in Harford County and beyond,” said HarCAR President Linda Rich. “We will always remain committed to advocating for homeownership and property rights. This year’s discussion surrounded many crucial issues for homeowners like the ability to build accessory dwelling units to help address the housing crisis, financial literacy curriculum as a requirement of graduation in public schools and more.”
About the Harford County Association of REALTORS®
The Harford County Association of REALTORS® is a non-profit professional trade association with over 1,500 members dedicated to the protection of homeownership rights, real property rights, and the real estate industry. The Harford County Association of REALTORS® provides its members with resources that enable them to conduct business professionally while promoting the values and benefits for local communities to use the services of the association’s REALTOR® members.
REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark which may only be used by those real estate professionals who subscribe to the REALTOR® organization’s strict Code of Ethics, and who are members of the National, State and Local REALTOR® organization.