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