Senate passes National Flood Insurance Program extension hours before it expires

The Senate voted 86-12 on Tuesday to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for just four months.

Puerto Rican hurricane victims get 3 more weeks of FEMA transitional housing

United States District Judge Timothy Hillman announced FEMA must continue it’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program for Hurricane Maria victims until at least July 23.

Efforts Underway to House Displaced Harvey Victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as well as other organizations at various levels, have begun efforts to house those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. These initiatives include: Short-Term For those who are eligible for FEMA assistance, FEMA transitional housing assistance provides lodging to displaced survivors who need […]

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NAR supports six of seven bills proposed to reauthorize, reform National Flood Insurance Program

What do you do when the House Financial Services Committee is working on seven bills that reauthorize and tweak the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) — and you agree with six of the seven …

FEMA deputy busts 7 flood insurance myths

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants Realtors’ help in doubling the number of flood insurance policies nationwide to 10 million by …

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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Podcast: 8 ways to keep working when disaster strikes your market

It’s a plan that we sincerely hope none of you have to implement anytime soon, but it’s imperative to plan for the worst and hope for the best, so here we are. Our show today was inspired by one of our students and listeners after having been evacuated…

How to prep buyers in high-flood-risk zones

The torrential downpour Houston saw last week left the fourth-largest city in America with billions of dollars in damages. The resulting floods claimed the lives of eight human beings, and an unknown or otherwise unreported number of pets and animals …

Rising waters in Houston stress the need for flood insurance

As of Tuesday afternoon at least 1,000 homes had flooded in Harris County and six fatalities were reported in one of the most devastating natural disasters in the area. While it’s certainly a time to reflect on one’s own safety and the safety of their …

How to make sure the flood maps don’t soak your buyers

After the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy, FEMA felt it necessary to expand the flood zones. This ensured areas that might have fallen out of range of normal flooding are now covered due to the widespread damage from prev…