The Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade association of over 2,000 licensed real estate agents in West Ventura County, which includes the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore and Port Hueneme.

Our members abide by a strict code of ethics and have access to a wide variety of business services that are not available to non-REALTORS®. This gives them a competitive edge in the marketplace, enabling them to provide superior services to buyers and sellers of real property.

Flood Insurance—Update from NAR

Earlier this week, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act was introduced in both the House and Senate. This legislation, led by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Representatives Michael Grimm (R-NY11) and Maxine Waters (D-CA43), will aim to fix some of the unintended consequences from the implementation of the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. Among other things, the bill will prevent the rate hikes from going into effect until FEMA can conduct an affordability study. More information about the NFIP can be found on the NAR Flood Insurance page on REALTOR.org:http://www.realtor.org/topics/national-flood-insurance-program-nfip

December 2017 Newsletter

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President's Prespective: Raise a Glass - Page 3
VCCAR, CSMAR Explore Merger Possiblities - Page 6
C.A.R. President Meets With Area REALTORS® - Page 7
Briefs: Installation To Be Rescheduled - Page 8
Cover: Still Time To Act On Tax Reform - Page 10
Housing Statistics - Page 16
CEO Corner: Members Help After Fire - Page 17