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February 6, 2015
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, the Federal Insurance Office within the Department of the Treasury released interim guidance on implementation of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, which was signed into law on Jan. 12 and renewed the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program through 2020.
February 6, 2015
On Feb. 4, 2015, Fannie Mae released Lender Letter 2015-02 to provide clarifications and additional information about Collateral Underwriter, Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM) and updates to the Property Eligibility and Appraisal Requirements section of the Selling Guide.
February 3, 2015
Fannie Mae's CU is a tool that lenders can use to assign a risk score to appraisals and identify aspects of the appraisal that may require further attention.
February 3, 2015
Communities that were slated for federal rural housing program ineligibility on February 2, 2015 due to "rural in character" criteria will be reinstated as eligible through Sept. 30, 2015.
January 30, 2015
Buying a home can be daunting, but it is easy enough to begin working on the first step – saving for a down payment.
January 30, 2015
Certain seasons and certain days are busier than other in real estate. Find out when the hotspots are.
January 30, 2015
Home staging involves arranging and decorating the home in a way that appeals to a wide range of buyers.
January 26, 2015
The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) 50 basis point mortgage insurance premium (MIP) reduction goes into effect.
Topics: FHA
January 25, 2015
A commercial drone pilot, Raphael Pirker, has settled his long-running case with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Topics: Drones
January 23, 2015
On Wednesday, January 21, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing to discuss innovations in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or "drones"), the need for FAA rules on their commercial use, and the roadblocks to getting those rules promulgated.
Topics: Drones

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