UPDATE Regarding Flood Insurance Rates
With NAR’s support, Representatives Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) have successfully attached an amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to delay removal of “grandfathered” flood insurance rates for one year. The amendment would not apply to all NFIP premiums however...
REALTORS Lobby Capitol Hill
REALTORS® from across the country met with U.S. Senators and Representatives urging them to continue long standing support for key housing issues. Over 40 Maryland REALTORS® brought that same message to the Maryland Congressional Delegation.
New Real Estate Laws in Maryland
Several real estate bills were signed into law on May 2nd, including: legislation to help homeowners refinance first mortgages; and legislation to clarify that real estate agents are not required to have a credit services license when working with homeowners in default. Click below for a summary of all the real estate bills.
2013 Maryland General Assembly Review
The 2013 Maryland General Assembly adjourned for the year. Click below for a summary of 2013 real estate legislation.
CONGRATULATIONS Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®
NAR recently recognized the successful, collaborative grassroots effort of PGCAR, along with MAR and NAR,
the local recordation tax increase using MyREALTOR® Party tools and expertise.
Watch for NAR's Public Advocacy Campaign Launch
NAR's Public Advocacy Campaign begins with the national launch of the new "Dreams"
on Monday, February 11. The new ad will premiere this Sunday, February 10, during the Grammy Awards, to nearly 40 million viewers!
REALTOR Lobby Day Housing Stats by County
Many thanks to all of you who turned out to Annapolis to make our first-ever Lobby Day a tremendous success! We had over one hundred legislative office visits! Here is a link to the 2013 Housing Stats by County Data Sheets that we shared, which will continue to be updated. Please feel free to share with your local officials as well.
Maryland REALTORS 30% Record Response!
With thousands of REALTORS responding nationally, 30% of Maryland REALTORS advocated for their industry urging Congress to avoid the Fiscal Cliff in a late night vote and preserve MID (Record response rate, THANK YOU!).
Additionally, the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act was extended for one year in the "fiscal cliff" legislation passed by Congress. Click below for the NAR summary of all the real estate provisions.
ALL Politics really is LOCAL.
Tip O'Neill was right. The Southern Maryland Association of Realtors recently won a vote on an important downzoning issue.
SMART, Smart Phone Users...CFA App ALERT!
Get the REALTOR Action Center Mobile App! Use the instructions via this link to download the FREE Action Center mobile app...