RLI Advocacy Center: Legislative Land Real Estate News

The RLI Advocacy Center is the industry’s top source for DC Updates on the latest legislative news impacting the land real estate industry. These updates are to keep land professionals and landowners informed about the issues that matter most and impact their business.

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IRS Extends 1031 & Opportunity Zone Tax Deadlines

A message from NAR: The IRS issued guidance Thursday evening to grant deadline relief for both 1031 like-kind exchanges and opportunity zone investments that are already underway. Both of these programs are designed to promote economic growth in communities, and NAR made the case that investors in these programs should not be harmed due to […]

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The Realtors® Land Institute Applauds The New WOTUS Rule

January 23, 2020 (Chicago) – The REALTORS® Land Institute applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for replacing the 2015 Clean Water Act, also known as Waters of The U.S. (WOTUS), with a new Clean Water/WOTUS rule that provides much-needed and long-awaited regulatory certainty for landowners nationwide. The new […]

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News & Notes From Inside The Beltway: A Land Legislation Update From The Hill

Despite the rancor and polarization in Washington, D.C. these days, there is good news coming out of the nation’s capital. The following two issues show that positive developments can still happen to encourage economic development and protect property rights. Qualified Opportunity Zones The Qualified Opportunity Zones (“QOZ”) program was enacted in the 2017 Tax Cuts […]

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Repeal Of WOTUS Rule Finalized

The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers has announced they have finalized the repeal of the controversial WOTUS Rule. This move will provide much-needed and long-awaited regulatory certainty for landowners nationwide. The revocation of the rule was announced via Facebook Live by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, and Assistant Secretary of the Army […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Property Owners Can Go Directly To Federal Court With Claims

In a 5-4 decision on Friday, June 21, the US Supreme Court overturned decades of precedent by ruling that “property owners can go directly to federal court with claims that state and local regulations effectively deprive landowners of the use of their property.” The REALTORS Land Institute stands behind this ruling, which gives more power to […]

RLI at the REALTOR Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo

RLI Attends 2019 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

REALTORS® Land Institute leadership and members attended the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington, DC, from May 13-18. Check out these key highlights from the event to see RLI’s presence and impact while at the event: The morning of Tuesday, May 14, RLI hosted its RLI Leadership and Member Meeting where Russell Riggs, […]