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Rural Housing Eligibility Concerns

September 11, 2014: 

In Feb. 2014, President Obama signed H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Farm Bill), to protect more than 900 communities that were at risk of losing access to federal rural housing programs.

NAR Meets with EPA on Lead Paint Concerns; Files Comments

September 5, 2014: 

NAR has been working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help guide the agency’s efforts to identify lead paint hazards in remodeling activities in commercial buildings.

Join the REach® Insight Panel

September 1, 2014: 

REALTORS® can now apply to be part of NAR's technology accelerator program, REach®, through the REach® Insight Panel.

FEMA Issues New Flood Insurance Manual

August 29, 2014: 

FEMA has updated THE manual which insurance companies use to write flood insurance policies.  The comprehensive manual provides answers to just about any question a REALTOR® or REALTOR® Association staffer may have regarding flood insurance, ranging from how condos are treated to rate tables as revised by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act enacted earlier this year.

Elimination of FHA “Prepayment Penalty”

August 29, 2014: 

On August 26, 2014, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued its final rule to eliminate post-payment interest charges on FHA-insured single family mortgages.

FIRPTA Update

August 26, 2014: 

NAR convened a work group of member experts to study easing restrictions on foreign investment in U.S. commercial property governed by FIRPTA and make recommendations to D.C. lawmakers.

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