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President Obama Calls for Strict Net Neutrality Rule

November 14, 2014: 

On Nov. 10, 2014, President Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take up the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality, the principle that says Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all internet traffic equally.

EPA: Withdraw The Water Rule

November 14, 2014: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (The Corps) have issued a controversial proposed regulation that would place more water bodies under federal authority, which would result in more property rights violations, more time consuming and expensive permits, more regulatory red tape, and less economic development in communities across the country.

Fannie Mae Streamlines Condo Approval

November 14, 2014: 

On Nov. 10, 2014, Fannie Mae published an update to its lender selling guide to improve and streamline its condo project approval process.

VA Exceptions to Allowable Fees

November 14, 2014: 

On Nov. 7, 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued new guidance that allows veterans to negotiate the payment of wood destroying insect inspection fees in select southern and western states.

National Association of REALTORS® Policy Statement: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

November 13, 2014: 

NAR has recommended that members not use drones in their brokerage business while NAR works with the FAA in creating rules for their commercial use.

Board Directs NAR to Draft Member Code of Excellence

November 10, 2014: 

As part of a wide-ranging set of recommendations to raise the bar on REALTOR® professionalism, the NAR Board of Directors at its Nov. 10 meeting in New Orleans approved the drafting of a proposed aspirational Code of Excellence to be brought to the board at a future meeting for approval. The goal is to raise the practice of real estate measurably through increased training in the competencies that consumers value.

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