|Michael Dey and Mike Freeman, GMB, left, meet with Senator Tim Scott's Legislative Advisers at the Realtors Association offices.|
Mike Freeman, GMB, President of your Home Builders Association and Partner in ACA/Freewood Contracting, and Michael Dey, Executive Vice President, met today with legislative advisers to Senator Tim Scott. The meeting was a joint session with the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors and Spartanburg Association of Realtors.
Joining the meeting from Senator Scott's staff were Jaron Smith, Senator Scott's Legislative Adviser on tax, budget, and banking issues, and Danielle Smith, Senator Scott's Upstate Regional Director.
The association representatives discussed the following topics:
- Reforming and preserving the mortgage finance system and in particular, ensuring the continuation of the fixed-rate 30-year mortgage
- Blocking EPA rulemaking that will expand the definition of Waters of the U.S.
- Preserve real estate-related tax policies including: renewing Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Relief Act, preserving the mortgage interest deduction, preserving the property tax deduction, and preserving like-kind (1031) exchanges
- Reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act