Flood Insurance Extended through Sept. 30th

It's official.  President Trump signed the disaster relief legislation that extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through September 30, 2019.  Congress now has additional time to pass a reform bill. See below for additional information updated by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Center for REALTOR Financial Wellness

Did you know that 42% of REALTORS® are NOT prepared for a financial emergency and 43% are NOT saving for retirement? That’s why the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) created the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness. This new program will help you be financially solvent and independent, both in your career and at retirement. The Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness is a comprehensive online resource that has something to offer all NAR members no matter your level of professional expertise or stage of financial planning.

Governor Signs Three REALTOR Bills into Law

On April 29th, Governor Larry Hogan signed three REALTOR® priorities into law.  The bills permanently extend state tax relief for forgiven mortgage debt, mandate written agreements for third parties holding escrow money, and clarify confidentiality rules for real estate agents.

Summary of 2019 Maryland General Assembly

The Legislature ended for the year on a sad note with the passing of Speaker Mike Busch -- a great friend of our industry and tremendous leader in Maryland.  Click the following link for a brief Sine Die Report 2019 or for a more detailed Legislative Summary, further below. Four of Maryland REALTORS® top five priorities passed this year, including: escrow agreement legislation; permanent extension of mortgage debt forgiveness tax deduction; clarification of agent's confidentiality duties; and authorization of remote notarization in Maryland.

Global Lunch and Learn

The Maryland REALTORS®  Global Business Committee presents its 2019 Global Symposium.

Join us April 2, 2019, for an afternoon of education, discussion and networking at the Maryland REALTORS® 2019 Global Symposium. Whether you’ve worked with international clients for years, or whether you’re trying to learn more so you’ll be ready for your first transaction – you do not want to miss this event!