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Anti-Money Laundering Guidelines for Real Estate Professionals

November 15, 2012: 

The purpose of this fact sheet and suggested voluntary guidelines is to increase real estate professionals’ awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the potential money laundering risks surrounding real estate and enable them to identify practical measures to mitigate the risks.

FHA Premium Reduction In Effect

January 26, 2015: 

The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) 50 basis point mortgage insurance premium (MIP) reduction goes into effect.

House Science Committee Drones Hearing

January 23, 2015: 

On Wednesday, January 21, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing to discuss innovations in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or "drones"), the need for FAA rules on their commercial use, and the roadblocks to getting those rules promulgated. 

CFPB Targets Kickbacks

January 23, 2015: 

On Thursday January 22, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Maryland Attorney General fined two banks for illegal payments for referrals under the guise of marketing and other agreements under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).

EPA Publishes Water Science Report

January 23, 2015: 

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development released the final science report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters.

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