NAR chief lobbyist to retire at the end of 2018

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello, a 37-year veteran of the organization, who became its top government liaison in 2001, will retire at the end of the year, he announced Wednesday at the trade group’s midyear conference in Washington, D.C.

NAR lays out federal policy goals at midyear conference in D.C.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) laid out its legislative policies today, at the trade organization’s annual midyear conference in Washington, D.C.

FEMA underestimates flooding risk to millions of Americans: study

Property at risk of flooding is more than double current FEMA estimates and nearly 41 million Americans — three times the current projections — could be exposed to a major flood, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol, the N…

Real estate industry welcomes flood insurance extension, reform

With a three-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program set to expire in less than a month, the real estate industry on Tuesday cheered the passage of new House legislation that would reauthorize and reform the ailing 49-year-old insurance…

Trump signs flood insurance program December extension into law

Most homes insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) — the government program that provides affordable flood insurance to property owners and coordinates adoption and enforcement of floodplain management regulations — are in Florida a…

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 issues muddy the waters of Houston disaster

Harvey’s timing couldn’t be more interesting from a legislative standpoint. The storm that’s dumped trillions of gallons of water on Houston has coincided almost perfectly with two flood-related legislative tangles …

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 …

National Association of Realtors prioritizes flood insurance, taxes and sustainable homeownership for legislative meetings

What kind of influence could 1 million Realtors have if they all spent a few minutes to contact their legislative representatives about the same key issues? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has just unveiled its three main legislative talking points for the 2017 Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, which starts May 15 and continues through May 20 in Washington, …