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VR Advocacy

VAR’s Inaugural ‘Dinner at Home’ Series a Big Success

In March, the Vermont Association of REALTORS launched “Dinner at Home,” a new advocacy initiative aimed at bringing Vermont lawmakers and VAR members together for conversations about issues important to REALTORS. The three-part legislative dinner series was held at the VAR office in Montpelier on March 19, March 26 and April 2. “Our Dinner at Home series gave VAR members …

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NAR Applauds Senate Passage of Flood Insurance Extension

NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall released the following statement after today’s U.S. Senate vote on legislation extending flood insurance funding. The bill, which cleared the House last week, is expected to be signed into law by the President before tonight’s midnight deadline. “We applaud lawmakers for taking this needed action to prevent disruptions to closings in thousands of communities across the …

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VAR Legislative Report – March 2018

March 12 marked the halfway point for the legislative session also known as “crossover” from one chamber to the other. Crossover is intended to keep the General Assembly on the tight 18-week schedule our legislature is in session. The past two weeks have involved crammed committee schedules, very long floor sessions, colorful debate and late evenings to keep important legislation …

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Call for Action on National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide. Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP. Take action by urging Congress to extend the NFIP and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program. Note: Vermont currently has the 5th highest …

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VR Legislative Report – Feb. 8

January was a great example of how fast our leaders can spring into action. Major policy reforms, technology issues, tax reform, health and safety are already front and center this year. No matter how fast things start only a month into the session legislators are already feeling the pressure of the short timeline they have to pass legislation. Legislative Reception …

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