National Flood Insurance Program Archive


By NAR 2017 First Vice President John Smaby Last week, nearly 9600 Realtors®came to Washington to make our voices heard on protecting homeownership.  If you haven’t had the chance to come to one of our national conferences, you are...
May 24, 2017

NAR Presents Four Action Items to FEMA

By 2014 NAR President Steve Brown With the passage of the NAR-supported Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act in early April, REALTORS® were able to help bring property buyers and owners relief from exorbitant rate shocks and potentially inaccurate rate...

Thank You

By NAR 2014 President Steve Brown I want to personally thank everyone who responded to our most recent Call for Action about delaying the changes in the new National Flood Insurance Program law. I appreciate the continued grassroots support...
December 18, 2013

When It Rains It Pours

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas One of the proudest achievements last year by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) was when Congress reauthorized the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This is a very important development, and NAR worked...
June 19, 2013

Don’t Let Flood Insurance Dampen Sales

By Steve Brown, First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® On December 17, Congress passed an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, known as NFIP, until May 31, 2012. This is good news because NAR research estimates that each...
December 27, 2011

The Sky’s the (Loan) Limit

By Gary Thomas, 2012 President-Elect, National Association of REALTORS® I have some great news to share with everyone! Last night Congress voted to restore loan limits and the maximum cap for Federal Housing Administration loans. Their action reinstates the...
November 18, 2011

Good News on National Flood Insurance Program, Posted by Elizabeth

I wanted to share with you some progress we REALTORS® are making on extending the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Thanks to your responses to the Call for Action we issued, the House and Senate are close to reauthorizing...

Flood Congress with a Message… Fix Flood Insurance, Posted by Elizabeth

Recently, I was in Joplin, Mo. to take part in the rebuilding effort after the city was devastated by a massive tornado on May 22. It cut such a wide swath of destruction that it was so hard to...
August 16, 2011

Flood Congress with “Reauthorize Flood Insurance” Message, Posted by Elizabeth

I’ve lived my whole life by the Missouri River in Columbia, Missouri. Whenever I return from out of town, I see the beautiful river, and I know I’m home. In June, the Missouri River flooded causing residents in four...

Holiday Wish: No More “My Dog Ate My Legislation”, Posted by Vince

My wife and I are raising three teenagers, and we are constantly nagging them to finish their homework.   It seems that they are never truly motivated to finish their assignments until they are pushing up against a deadline.  Lately,...
December 14, 2010