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Advocacy Report: A Timeline of Lease Accounting

October 22, 2014: 

The joint Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) project on Lease Accounting was forecast to be completed, with new rules regulating lease accounting in the U.S. and internationally, by the end of 2014, but it is unclear if that will come to pass.

The Funding Power of The Crowd

October 22, 2014: 

Crowdfunding isn’t just for indie brands anymore. The practice of using the Internet to solicit funding has come to commercial real estate, and it may be a game changer for developers, brokers and investors alike.

The Future Is Today: A Note From the President

October 22, 2014: 

In our industry, thinking ahead is crucial. Not only as individuals, but as an organization. We are constantly bombarded with messages of change and disruption: new technology, new ways of marketing, and new avenues of communication. There is constant pressure to learn the latest technique, strategy, or tool.

QRM Mortgage Rule Could Ease Credit for Consumers

October 21, 2014: 

The mortgage financing environment for households could improve as a result of QRM rules requiring no down payment, as NAR sought.

NAR Meets With FAA on UAVs

October 17, 2014: 

NAR recently met with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials to discuss NAR's concerns and perspectives regarding the upcoming proposed rulemaking to regulate small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

NAR Supports Efforts To Improve Credit Liquidity

October 17, 2014: 

On Oct. 13, 2014, NAR submitted comments on the Federal Housing Finance Agencies proposal to create a Single Security that could be guaranteed by either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises or GSEs).