coverThe next issue of Commonwealth magazine should be hitting your mailbox soon, and it’s chock full of (as always) fun, interesting, and useful information.

Check out our three feature stories:

The Wrangle in Washington
This year’s budget battle will have profound effects on the real estate industry, from determining the future of the mortgage interest deduction to the influence of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read what we’re up against.

2011’s New Real Estate Laws
Thanks to persistence and hard work, VAR helped pass a list of laws to make life easier for Realtors®. Simpler disclosure forms. No more liability for public-record errors. No more transfer fees. And more.

Survey says…
We asked you, the VAR membership, to tell us what we’re doing wrong, what we’re doing right, and what you’d like to see us do more of. Almost 3,000 responses gave us some terrific ideas.

And don’t forget the usual suspects: Legal Lines, Life Lessons, Accessible Tech, Last Word, plus lots more.