Tthe House of Representatives passed H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act, by a vote of 272-142.
Topics: Small Business Expensing
The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved a bill easing the FIRPTA rules for foreign investors in publicly-traded U.S. real estate investment trusts (REITs).
The White House recently issued an Executive Order 13690: "Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input."
The House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing on the "State of the Rural Economy."
Topics: Rural Housing Programs
National Association of REALTORS® members can attend the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit, Michigan, August 8-11, with a $200 discount.
According to FHA’s FY 2014 Q4 Report to Congress, the average FICO score of an FHA borrower through December 2014 was 679.
Congressional Republicans unveiled draft legislation that would ban broadband providers from blocking, slowing down or speeding up access to specific websites but avoid using utility-like regulations to do so.
Topics: Net Neutrality
Late last week, Congress introduced two new data privacy security bills. H.R. 580, “The Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA), introduced by Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Joe Barton (R-TX), is substantially similar to a bill which has been introduced several times in previous Congresses.
Topics: Data Privacy and Security
On Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, H.R. 685 "The Mortgage Choice Act" was introduced in the House of Representatives.
Topics: Qualified Mortgage