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Agent trade group lobbies US govt for housing aid

By Staff Reporter
21 August 2009 | 1 minute read

The National Association of Realtors has spent $3.8 million this quarter lobbying the American government for aid to support the housing market.

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The trade group for real estate agents has been arguing for a tax-credit for first home buyers along with foreclosure prevention efforts and consumer protection bills, Associated Press reported.

The bills involve housing discrimination, tenant evictions and homeowners insurance.

According to a recent disclosure form filed with the Senate’s public records office, the Association of Realtors has spent more than $9.5 million lobbying Washington this year.

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