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A Note From the President, by Chris Polychron, GRI, CIPS, CRS

January 6, 2015: 

What are you hoping to accomplish in this next year? It’s something I’ve thought about.

MIPIM 2015 Discount for NAR Members

January 5, 2015: 

MIPIM, one of the largest commercial real estate conferences in the world, is happening in Cannes, France, March 10-13th. NAR is hosting the USA Pavilion to increase awareness of commercial development opportunities in the US and to connect interested parties to NAR members. NAR has also negotiated a significant discount in registration fees for NAR members.

Fannie Mae’s New Appraisal Risk-Assessment Tool: Collateral Underwriter (CU)

January 5, 2015: 

Fannie Mae will make Collateral Underwriter (CU), an appraisal risk-assessment tool, available to lenders in early 2015.

Senate Passes Mortgage Debt Tax Bill

December 19, 2014: 

On December 16, 2014, the Senate passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, by a vote of 76-16.

Senate Fails to Reauthorize TRIA

December 19, 2014: 

Despite having a bipartisan compromise bill, the Senate failed to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) before it adjourned for the remainder of the year, resulting in the program expiring on December 31, 2014.

NAR Continues Push on Premiums

December 19, 2014: 

NAR continues to push FHA to lower the mortgage premiums.