The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Jan. 14 that key elements of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) 2010 Open Internet Order are invalid. The Order, otherwise known as Network Neutrality rules, prohibited Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T from discriminating in network service delivered to content providers.
Every day, NAR advocates for policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy and sell real property. On Jan. 7, 2014, NAR held an event with financial experts, including Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray.
On January 13, the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill was released to fund the federal government through September 30, 2014. The House and Senate are both expected to pass this legislation later this week to avert another government shutdown. Included in the bill are two provisions that are of importance to REALTORS®: flood insurance and rural housing.
NAR’s Community and Political Affairs division is seeking instructors to teach the Employer-Assisted Housing and Expanding Housing Opportunities classes.
Spread the word on the Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist certification!
All RSPS certified members who refer a friend to take the Resort & Second-Home Markets course are eligible to be entered into a drawing to win their choice of the prizes below. Two winners will be announced.
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is asking the public for comments about the real estate transaction closing process.