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Local Impact

  • Ensured that you can do business in Reno/Sparks and Washoe County without obtaining three individual business licenses
  • Worked with City of Fernley officials to ensure a Fernley business license is not required if the brokerage  does not have a physical location in Fernley
  • Worked with Washoe County to define regulations size and placement of For Sale signs
  • Supported Washoe County Save Our Schools (WC-1) in an effort to provide funding to schools for repairs, maintenance  and new school construction.  An issue that is important to the community and the future learning environment of our children
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State Impact:

  • Saved brokerages thousands by ensuring that commissions were considered pass-through  income and not considered income for calculating the state commerce tax.
  • Opposed increased to licensing fees
  • Returned the licensing period from 4 years to 2 years
  • Addressed the issue of squatters when an occupant without a valid lease.  AB386 establishes a process for owner to recover their property quicker and impact landlord-tenant law
  • Protected and clarified independent contractor status in the relationship between a broker and agents
  • Worked to change statutory language dealing with the execution of HOA super priority foreclosures.
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National Impact:

  • Allowed for an accelerated depreciation schedule for real estate investors
  • Prevented the EPA from expanding its definition of wetlands to all "Waters of the U.S."
  • Change in Know Before You Owe rule allowing REALTORS® access to closing disclosure
  • Prevented Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac guarantee fees from being used for non-housing purposes
  • New FHA condo rules that lower the owner-occupancy requirement and streamlining re-certification of condos into FHA
  • Legislation preventing "patent trolls" from frivolous lawsuits against real estate brokerages
  • Prevented unaffordable increases in flood insurance premiums for homeowners in floodplains
  • Signed a resolution in support of the Mortgage Interest Deduction
  • Continue to work with Congress on an extension of the Debt Relief Act

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