Federal Issues & Legislation

NAR Supports Association Health Plan Proposal

The National Association of Realtors® offered its support today for expanded association health plans in testimony before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.

2018 Flood Insurance Rates

This increase is slightly more than last year but consistent with the annual 5-10% increases prior to the 2012 Biggert-Waters Act, which made significant reforms to the NFIP.

NAR Weighs in on Remote Notarization

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has been focused on issues and policies surrounding remote notarization, which involves audio/video applications to allow a person to appear before a notary. Only permissible in some jurisdictions, NAR recently thanked the NASS for their ongoing attention to these issues in an effort to make real estate closings more efficient across the country. NAR will continue to work in partnership with stakeholders and regulators on these important issues.

2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, May 14th - 19th. This is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association. REALTORS® come to Washington, DC, for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show.

NAR Wins Pro-Real Estate Provisions in Budget Deal

The federal budget deal signed by the President on Friday, February 9, 2018, contains a number of wins for real estate, including a temporary extension of federal flood insurance and extension of NAR-backed tax provisions that include relief from debt forgiveness, the deductibility of mortgage insurance premiums, and several energy-efficiency related provisions.

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