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 Malolos, CRB, is a Commercial Realtor and CCIM Candidate. In 2014, she was mentored and then hired in 2015 by CCIM 2017 Global President, Robin Webb, at NAI Realvest. Her personal notable transactions include land sales for Walmart Neighborhood Market Store, St. Cloud Preparatory Academy, Carrousel Therapy Center, Cameron Preserve (a 200 unit multi-family site), Stevens Crossings Retail Village, Kid City USA, leases for Florida Congressman Darren Soto, Centerstate Automotive Inc. and a repurposed bank sale for St. Cloud Compounding Pharmacy. In her recent past, she was the Managing Broker of the top producing residential Remax office in her market area for four years. In her community of Osceola County, Florida, she is the Chair of the County Planning Commission, and a Trustee for the Osceola County Education Foundation Charter School Board. She is also the President and cofounder of the Community Land Trust of Osceola, Inc. As a REALTOR® of 13 years, she is a leader in her local, state and national REALTOR® Associations. She is also a Graduate and Alumnus of “Leadership Osceola”, and Graduate of both the Florida REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®' Leadership Academies. In 2010 she was Presidentof 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 the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and be an active voice for real estate in the community. She is an avid gardener, singer, a Mentor for the Take Stock in Children Program, a proud mother of 5, grandmother of 2 and faithful wife to her husband, Manny.

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