Charles County Watershed Hearing - May 24

Thank you to our members for showing up in force at two Charles County watershed hearings on May 24th. Thank you to our members for showing up in force at two Charles County watershed hearings on May 24th. [more]


Southern MD Legislative Update - Mar 22
As our local county commissioners work through the FY2018 budget process, SMAR would like to update our members and followers on some highlights from around the region... [more]


Charles County Press Release 3/16/17
For Immediate Release-

Charles Co. Commissioners Lobby for New Impact Tax; Push Affordable Housing Further Out of Reach for Local Teachers, Law Enforcement, Charles Co. Residents [more]


2017 Legislative Breakfast a Success!
On February 13th, the SMAR Legislative Committee was honored to host the Southern Maryland Delegation for breakfast covering top REALTOR® issues...[more]

Maryland General Assembly Acts on Key Real Estate Issues
The Maryland General Assembly adjourned for the year.  Click below for an update on some of MAR's key issues, including: Open House Legislation and Septic Tank Requirements. [more]

Homeownership in the Crosshairs of Latest Tax Plan, Say Realtors®
WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) – Major reforms are needed to lower tax rates and simplify the tax code, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of current and prospective homeowners. That’s according to National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown, a second-generation Realtor® from Alamo, California and founder of Investment Properties. [more]


VA Home Loan Program Marked by Strong Underwriting, but Appraisers Raise Concerns
WASHINGTON (April 4, 2017) – Challenges facing real estate appraisers servicing the Veterans Affairs were under Congress’s microscope this week as the National Association of Realtors® and other industry leaders took to Capitol Hill to hail the continued success of the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program. [more]