NAR participated in a recent Department of Energy Conference on the roll-out and implementation of a voluntary home energy score program.
On July 3, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it had made selections of bidders in the first pilot program under its REO to Rental initiative.
On June 29, 2012, the Senate and House passed the Flood Insurance Reform Act as a part of H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Conference Report. Passage of this 5-year re-authorization will bring certainty to real estate transactions in more than 21,000 communities nationwide where flood insurance is required for a mortgage.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the health care legislation, all of its major provisions remain in effect, including the new tax that was designed to affect upper income taxpayers.
On Thursday, June 28, the Supreme Court issued its decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Overshadowed by the Supreme Court’s June 28 decision on the Affordable Care Act, the Court also reversed course and dismissed the appeal of First American Corporation in First American Financial Services v. Edwards challenging whether a claim alleging RESPA violations can be brought in the absence of actual financial injury to a plaintiff.
On June 28, 2012, Frank Gregoire testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity on behalf of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
On Wednesday, June 27, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed legislation that eases proposed limitations on government employee attendance at conferences, including those held by trade associations like NAR.
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives both approved H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Conference Report. The bill authorizes federal surface transportation spending programs through Sept. 30, 2014.
NAR recently expanded its global reach by signing a Cooperating Association Agreement with the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI). This is NAR's first bilateral partner in the Middle East.