Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program by a fortnight Thursday as part of a broad but temporary federal-government funding deal.
The flood insurance provisions will keep the program operating as normal through Dec. 22, buying lawmakers time to work on a longer-term reauthorization for the important but beleaguered federal program.
REALTORS® are once again being asked to continue to be advocates for homeowners in the latest Call for Action from the National Association of REALTORS®. The REALTOR® voice helped positively influence tax reform in some key areas. REALTORS® still have an opportunity to influence Congress to help make the tax reform bill more favorable to homeowners and consumers.
Take a look at how homeowners in Louisiana will be affected by the tax reform proposals.
Louisiana REALTORS® has put together a helpful guide to understanding the difference in the roles of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and the REALTOR® Associations.
Norman Morris provides REALTOR® members an update on legislative activities that will have an impact on the real estate industry and homeowners.
The House on Tuesday , November 14 backed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. The bill's passage was secured when sponsors made a variety of changes to accommodate lawmakers determined to protect constituents from even steeper rate hikes or from being booted out of the program altogether.
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Community Development warns residents of telephone scams in which callers ask flood-impacted families to provide private information like bank account numbers or make a financial deposit to complete their applications for assistance.
The Louisiana Department of Education released a comprehensive online reporting system detailing how well child care centers and schools statewide are preparing students, birth through grade 12, for the next grade level and beyond. The interactive system, called the Louisiana School Finder, details the first-ever early childhood performance profiles and the annual school performance scores, among other information valuable to families. It is the first of its kind in the nation.
The National Association of REALTORS® and Louisiana REALTORS® has engaged and encouraged REALTORS® and consumers to TAKE ACTION against the proposed tax reform that was unveiled in the House last week. Read on to find out why...
The National Association of REALTORS® and Louisiana REALTORS® strongly encourages REALTORS® to TAKE ACTION on Tax Reform.
Louisiana REALTORS® is proud to have installed the 2018 Officers and Local Association leadership at the annual Fall Governance Meeting held at the Hotel Monteleone on September 21.
A copy of content and information provided in the October 17, 2017 email of the Louisiana REALTOR® Resource - the publication for REALTORS striving for excellence!
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging residents to be prepared and vigilant as Tropical Storm Nate continues to track towards the Gulf Coast.
“There remains some uncertainty as to the intensity of this storm when it makes landfall, but I urge residents to take steps, if they haven’t already, to prepare for its potential impact,” said Commissioner Donelon.
Louisiana REALTORS® is proud to announce another graduating class of LR Leadership participants. Twenty-three (23) candidates now join the ranks of over 250 leaders before them.
As our friends and REALTORS® in Texas work to recover from Hurricane Harvey, supplies and relief efforts are underway from a variety of groups and individuals. The Louisiana REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund is one way members can DONATE to the relief of our Texas neighbors.
The following candidates have submitted applications for At Large Board of Director members. Applications for each candidate can be viewed at the links provided below each photo. The election will take place at the next Board of Directors meeting during the Fall Governance Meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
Louisiana law requires residential sellers to complete to the best of their knowledge a "property disclosure document" detailing the condition of the property being sold. Louisiana REALTORS has been following a recent Louisiana case which calls into question how sellers should respond to the PDD questions. A joint meeting of REALTORS® and Louisiana Real Estate Commissioners will take place at the end of the month to discuss whether any changes need to be made.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30th without Congressional action. NAR estimates that past lapses of the NFIP have delayed or cancelled 1,400 transactions a day. The program presently is in debt to the United States treasury by approximately $25 Billion. This certainly creates a concern for the sustainability of the program. During the past month, there has been a lot of activity on Capitol Hill. Here's what information you need to know
Louisiana REALTORS® wants to make REALTORS® aware of the "Obtain and Maintain" Insurance Requirements for homeowners that receive federal financial disaster assistance. The recipient of disaster relief funding who fails to "obtain and maintain" flood insurance may be ineligible for future disaster assistance as well as be required to repay disaster assistance previously received.
The Legislative Session ended last month with no tax increases and without passing a budget. Read a summary of activities or view REALTOR® and homeowner wins. As state issues settle, REALTORS® need to turn their attention to the national stage as the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. It is imperative that we stand ready to respond to Calls for Action and what is happening in Congress