On Oct. 28, 2014, NAR President Steve Brown submitted comments on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) proposed rule to establish housing goals for the GSEs for 2015-2017.
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REALTORⓇ Party-backed candidates won closely watched races in yesterday’s national midterm elections.
Metropolitan areas with larger baby boomer and math/science professional populations are seeing homes move off the market faster, indicating a strong housing market.
While many first-time and repeat home buyers use the Internet to find the home that they eventually purchase, first-time buyers are leading that charge.
A job in real estate could be a good opportunity for those struggling to find jobs to support their families.
After three years of strong opposition from NAR, congressional leaders, and consumer and industry groups, the six financial regulators released the final version of the long-awaited qualified residential mortgage (QRM) rule.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (The Corps) have issued a proposed regulation that would place more water bodies under federal authority, which would result in more property rights violations, more time consuming and expensive permits, more regulatory red tape, and less economic development in communities across the country.
On Wednesday October 29, 2014 NAR submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on changes to the Real Estate Settlment Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) rule. CFPB has proposed giving lenders a full day to redisclouse the loan estimate when the loan is locked in.
Topics: RESPA-TILA Harmonization
When it comes to political advocacy and action, brokers have significant sway over their salespeople. In fact, 40 percent of responses to NAR’s federal calls for action come through the Broker Involvement Program, an initiative designed to engage brokers and their agents more significantly in national political action.