Legislative Issues

The Southeastern Border Association of REALTORS® is the VOICE of Real Estate in Southeast Michigan.  Our members are determined to protect the rights of property owners and preserve the dream of home ownership.  While not an easy task, we take the following steps:

1.  Create an environment friendly to consumers, to ensure that housing prices remain stable, taxes are reasonable and utility costs are maintained at a level that are friendly to homeowners and businesses. 

2. Oppose any new tax that will increase the cost of the home-buying process.  Government typically looks at "big ticket" transactions (ie housing) to add new sources of revenues to close budget shortfalls.  

3. Encourage development and smart growth of communities.  This is done through thoughtful planning, responsible financing as well as comprehensive study of the needs of consumers.  

4. Building strong relationships with lawmakers to ensure Monroe County and the State of Michigan understand the impact of housing in the state-wide economy.  We endorse candidates, through our political action committee, RPAC, who fully understand that housing is a driving force in a healthy economy for Michigan and its people.