OSCAR and ORRA on Capitol Hill

The Osceola County Association of REALTORS® (OSCAR) and the Orlando Regional REALTORS® Association (ORRA) visited Florida Representative Alan Grayson on Capitol Hill and had a robust dialogue about the issues that affect homeowners, real estate property owners, and the real estate industry.

Congressman Grayson is in support of REALTOR® issues. These include reforms to the FHA Condo loan program (current FHA restrictions limit access to condos as an affordable homeownership option), prohibiting of the G fees (guarantee fees are charged to lenders by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for bundling Mortgage Backed Securities which are generally passed on to consumers), passing of the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act (this will allow the market to open up to private insurers thereby offering comparable coverage at lower premiums), maintaining good real estate tax policies that are vital to the economy (such as Mortgage Interest deduction, Property Tax deduction and 1031 like kind exchanges). REALTORS® are hard at work on Capitol Hill fighting for real estate policy issues!

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Veronica Malolos

Veronica has been a real estate residential investor since 2000 and has been active in the Central Florida residential market as a real estate Broker since 2004. She began her real estate career as a brokerage owner and in 2011 became Managing Broker for the top producing RE/MAX residential office in Osceola County. In 2013, she became the lead agent for the City of Saint Cloud’s disposition of 17 commercial parcels totaling $13.5 Million in inventory. In January 2015, she moved to NAI Realvest to practice commercial real estate full time. Her main focus is the Osceola County and South Orlando markets. Veronica is currently in NAI Realvest’s Hotel Sales Team. Veronica is an established leader in her community. She is currently an Osceola County Planning Board Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Osceola County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee that governs the SHIP and CDBG Programs to name a few. She is a Trustee for the Osceola Education Foundation Charter School Board. She is also a Graduate and Alumnus of “Leadership Osceola”. In 2010 she was President of the Osceola County Association of REALTORS® and in 2014 was District 12 Vice President for the State Association, Florida REALTORS®. She believes that real estate practitioners should subscribe to a Code of Ethics and be an active voice for real estate in the community. She and her husband, Manny, have five children and two grandsons and enjoy their large family gatherings weekly.

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