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CFPB Releases Qualified Mortgage Rule

January 11, 2013: 

On Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, NAR achieved a significant victory in obtaining a safe harbor in the QM rule for loans underwritten to the automated standards of the GSEs, FHA, VA, and RHS.

Summary of New Qualified Mortgage (QM) Rule

January 11, 2013: 

NAR has been actively involved in shaping the debate and structure of the Qualified Mortgage (QM) Rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) created by the Dodd-Frank Reform Act.  NAR achieved a significant victory in obtaining a safe harbor in the QM rule for loans underwritten to the automated standards of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Authority, Veterans Administration and Rural Housing Service (within their respective loan limits) for up to seven years.

The REALTOR® Difference

January 9, 2013: 

Renting, buying or selling a home abroad can be complicated- very few countries have similar rules and regulations. A International REALTOR® Member (IRM) will be able to guide you through local laws, processes and paperwork.

NAR Honors the 2012 Top Global Business Councils

January 9, 2013: 

NAR has recognized 23 Global Business Councils as part of the 2012-2013 Global Business Council Achievement Program. Of those 23, four associations were given the Platinum Award, the program's highest distinction.

Congress Approves Loan for Superstorm Sandy Flooding

January 7, 2013: 

On Jan. 4, 2013, Congress approved nearly a $10 Billion increase in the National Flood Insurance Program's borrowing authority for Superstorm Sandy (HR 41).

A New Study from NAR and Google Highlights the Importance of the Internet in Home Buying and Selling

January 7, 2013: 

Read NAR and Google's study of the role of digital media in home buying and selling to help focus your marketing efforts.

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