NAR has signed on to a letter by ASAE, The Center for Association Leadership, which urges Congress to make changes to legislation approved in late April that places severe restrictions on government employee attendance at meetings and conferences, including those held by trade associations.
On April 26th, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA.) The legislation would allow the government to relay cyber threat information to a company to prevent cyber attacks.
Last week, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs passed H.R. 4482, which would make VA ARM and hyrid ARM products permanent. Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) are especially useful loan products for active duty military.
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Take the new course Realtors Property Resource™ (RPR™): Real-Time Data, Market Knowledge, Informed Consumers, and explore automated valuation models (AVMs) may influence consumers’ online real estate research efforts and how to leverage the full analytical power of RPR™ in listing presentations and buyer counseling sessions. You can even earn CE credit where available.
On April 17, 2012, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a new directive as part of FHFA’s continued servicing alignment initiative that directs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to align their guidelines for servicing delinquent mortgages they own or guarantee.