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Information for AEs About NAR's Consumer E-mail Campaign

July 24, 2012: 

The goal of the e-mail campaign is to increase consumer awareness about what makes widespread home ownership possible. Association Executives can read the complete Frequently Asked Questions for details, and share it with REALTORS® who ask about the campaign.

FHA Announces Distressed Sale Asset Program

July 20, 2012: 

The week of July 16, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the expansion of the Distressed Asset Sale Program (DASP).

NAR Submits Comments on Mortgage Servicing Proposals

July 20, 2012: 

On July 9, 2012, NAR President Moe Veissi submitted comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on its outline of proposals for future mortgage servicing rulemaking.

EPA Pushes Back Deadline for Lead Paint Proposed Rulemaking

July 20, 2012: 

The EPA is required to develop regulations that establish lead safe work practices for renovation, repair and painting (RRP) activities for commercial and public buildings, and the date was recently pushed back a second time, to Sept. 15, 2012.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues 1,100 Page RESPA/TILA Proposal

July 16, 2012: 

On Monday, July 9, 2012, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued the long awaited RESPA/TILA harmonization proposal. The proposal, at 1,100 pages is far more ambitious than simplifying and combining the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and Truth in Lending (TIL) disclosures given to consumers upon application for a mortgage as NAR advocated.

House Committee Discusses Rural Housing Provision

July 16, 2012: 

Last week the House Agriculture Committee considered the 2012 Farm Bill. A similar bill passed the Senate last month, and included a provision to grandfather existing communities elibigle for rural housing programs. Rep. Fortenberry (R-NE) offered an amendment in the House markup to grandfather existing rural housing communities.

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