Call for Action

REALTOR® CALL FOR ACTION!

Hearings on House Bill 115 are being held TONIGHT. Testimony during the day-time hearings is by "invitation only," but public testimony will be heard starting at 6pm Tuesday evening, April 25th. Testimony is limited to two minutes.

Sign up to testify at your local LIO office by 6:30pm OR make arrangements with Senator Costello's office at (907) 465-4968 if you don't have an LIO office nearby.

If you wish to respond by email, please send your message to Senator Costello at Senator.Mia.Costello@akleg.gov.

If this bill passes, many experts believe 2018 will bring higher mortgage interest rates, a rise in foreclosures, and increased housing inventory levels throughout Alaska. The passage of HB115 will not only compound the impact on those conditions, it will also price a significant number of potential homebuyers out of the market. Additionally, omitting the mortgage interest deduction and implementing an additional capital gains tax will serve to discourage buyers and sellers and delay any recovery in the housing market.

It is imperative that you TAKE ACTION NOW!

Please ACT and urge the Senate to REJECT HB115 as drafted, and passed, by the House of Representatives.

REALTOR Action Center Mobile App

Where will you be when you get the Call-for-Action? You can be anywhere because the REALTOR® Action Center mobile app contains a host of features to help you VOTE, ACT and INVEST on the go.

How to get started:

  1. The REALTOR® Action Center mobile app is currently available only for the iPhone and Droid platforms. Search for "NAR Action Center" on the iTunes Store or Droid Market and download the app today.
  2. After downloading the app, you will be asked to login using the email address associated with the REALTOR® Action Center and your NRDs number.
  3. When you login, you will be asked if you want to receive notifications from the REALTOR® Action Center. Click "Yes" to receive them.
  4. Once you are logged in, click on the button in the upper right corner that looks like three horizontal white lines to navigate the app.
  5. If you experience any problems downloading the app, retrieving your email or password, or logging into the app, send an email tocomments@realtoractioncenter.com and a member of the REALTOR® Action Center team will respond.

Contact Information

Alaska Association of REALTORS®
4205 Minnesota Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

(907) 563-7133 Office
(907) 561-1779 FAX
(800) 478-3763 Toll-Free

bobmanwaring@alaskarealtors.com