Congresswoman Elaine Luria Joins Virtual Town Hall with Local Realtors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2020

 

Congresswoman Elaine Luria Joins Virtual Town Hall with Local Realtors

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined members from the Hampton Roads REALTORS Association (HRRA), the Williamsburg Area Association of REALTORS (WAAR), and the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS (VPAR) for a virtual town hall to discuss the housing challenges facing Coastal Virginians.

“I am grateful for our local realtors for taking the time to speak with me today about initiatives that would help their businesses, homeowners, and the district at large,” said Congresswoman Luria. “Expanding access to affordable housing and addressing recurrent flooding is critical to our community, and I will remain an advocate for these core quality of life issues in Congress.”

“On behalf of the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®, I am pleased that our organization can be part of this Virtual Town Hall with Congresswoman Luria,” said Lindsay Pennington, 2020 VPAR President. “REALTORS® are active in our community and as an industry, we are engaged in so many quality of life issues and with so many people, on a daily basis. We see every day that housing is the foundation of a community’s wealth and health, and we work hard to ensure that the American Dream is available to all people. Allowing our organizations to be part of this outreach with Congresswoman Luria assures that she is aware of all of our issues, from pandemic-related matters to housing affordability, health care, flooding and flood insurance, the economy, safe neighborhoods and communities and many others.”

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.

Register to Vote

October 15th is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November General Election.  While more than 88 percent of Virginia REALTORS® are registered to vote, we can do better.  If you’re not registered to vote or you’ve moved and need to update your registration, the deadline is approaching.

 

Eligible residents can visit vote.virginia.gov and register online with the Virginia Department of Elections.  You can also check your registration status, find out information on absentee voting, and learn about what items will appear on your November 6th ballot.

 

Our goal is to have 100% of our members registered and at their polling place on Election Day. Register today so you can vote for candidates who support REALTOR® issues and policies that protect your business, community, and the rights of private property owners.

Voice for Real Estate: Tax Reform, Flood, Teams, Trust Stamp

The House passed tax reform, and NAR now looks to the Senate bill. NAR opposes both bills because they neutralize the incentive for homeownership. The House also passed long-term reauthorization and reform of flood insurance, which NAR supports. Other segments in the video look at team legal issues, the latest home sales numbers, and a new safety web product for real estate professionals.