2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Showcase REALTOR® Party Influence on Capitol Hill

REALTORS® from across the country will converge on Washington, D.C., to exercise the most fundamental right granted by the Constitution: “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Nearly 10,000 REALTORS® will attend the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo to exercise their rights […]

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Housing Provisions Approved in Government Spending Bill

A massive $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page spending bill—which is set to keep government agencies operating through September—has been approved by the House and Senate. The House approved the bill Thursday with a 256-167 vote; members of the Senate approved the bill in a 256-167 vote on Friday. President Donald Trump tweeted concerns and possible plans to veto the […]

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Brokers: Leverage Your Influence to Help Shape the Legal Landscape

As a broker, you’re undoubtedly concerned when legislative issues threaten your business, your agents’ business or your customers’ lives. But how do you speak up and make sure decision-makers hear your concerns? That’s where the Broker Involvement Program can help. This program, accessible through the Realtor Action Center website, gives brokers a quick, easy and […]

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NAR Calls for NFIP Extension Ahead of Expiration

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is calling for a “short-term extension” of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to expire September 30. The extension will allow for continued work on the 21st Century Flood Reform Act. “The country has been here before, and we know what happens if the National Flood […]

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Flood Insurance Critical for a Vibrant Housing Market

Each year, the federal government spends billions of dollars on disaster relief to flood victims—all at taxpayer expense. While floods claim more lives and property than any other natural disaster, it’s important to note that flood disasters have been declared in every state in the past five years alone. Floods are not only coastal issues, […]

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NAR President: Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire in six months, on September 30. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently issued a statement by NAR President Bill Brown urging Congress to reauthorize the program: “When the NFIP expired in 2010, over 1,300 home sales were disrupted every day as a result. That’s over 40,000 […]

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