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QRM Mortgage Rule Could Ease Credit for Consumers

October 21, 2014: 

The mortgage financing environment for households could improve as a result of QRM rules requiring no down payment, as NAR sought.

NAR Meets With FAA on UAVs

October 17, 2014: 

NAR recently met with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials to discuss NAR's concerns and perspectives regarding the upcoming proposed rulemaking to regulate small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

NAR Supports Efforts To Improve Credit Liquidity

October 17, 2014: 

On Oct. 13, 2014, NAR submitted comments on the Federal Housing Finance Agencies proposal to create a Single Security that could be guaranteed by either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises or GSEs).

FY 2015 Rural Housing Funds

October 17, 2014: 

Funding for Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan program is now available for fiscal year (FY) 2015.

FHA Letter on Note Sales

October 17, 2014: 

On Oct. 16, 2014, President Steve Brown sent a letter to FHA Commissioner Carol Galante in response to member concerns about the Single Family Note Sales Program (SFLS).

Getting Out the REALTOR® Vote

October 13, 2014: 

President Steve Brown and NAR staff talk about the 2014 midterm elections, NAR supported candidates, and elections important to the future of the industry.

Bill Amending Condo Sales Requirements Signed

October 3, 2014: 

On Sept. 26th, 2014, the President signed into law H.R 2600, a bill to amend the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) to clarify how the Act applies to condominiums.

SBA Asks EPA to Withdraw Water Rule

October 3, 2014: 

The U.S. Small Business Administration, a federal agency responsible for protecting the interests of small businesses, has asked the Administration to withdraw a proposed rule that changes the scope of existing law without Congress’ authority and expand federal regulatory power under the Clean Water Act.

Coalition Letter on FHA 203(K)

October 3, 2014: 

On Sept. 26, 2014, the National Association of REALTORS®, along with the National Association of Homebuilders and the Mortgage Bankers Association, sent a letter to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in response to proposed changes to the 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program.

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