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FHA Premium Reduction In Effect

January 26, 2015: 

The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) 50 basis point mortgage insurance premium (MIP) reduction goes into effect.

Drone Operator Settles with FAA

January 25, 2015: 

A commercial drone pilot, Raphael Pirker, has settled his long-running case with the Federal Aviation Administration.

House Science Committee Drones Hearing

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. 

CFPB Targets Kickbacks

January 23, 2015: 

On Thursday January 22, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Maryland Attorney General fined two banks for illegal payments for referrals under the guise of marketing and other agreements under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).

EPA Publishes Water Science Report

January 23, 2015: 

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development released the final science report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters.

NAR Comments on FHLB Membership

January 20, 2015: 

NAR submitted comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on proposed membership rule changes to the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system to make sure that members maintain an ongoing commitment to homeownership.

TRIA Reauthorization Signed Into Law

January 20, 2015: 

The President signed H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, into law.

New Resources for REALTORS® on Internet Security

January 15, 2015: 

NAR’s Information Central has released a three-part report which recommends a number of security practices to help keep REALTORS® and their business safe online.

REALTORS® Join Coalition to Pass Patent Litigation Reform

January 15, 2015: 

NAR, along with the United for Patent Reform coalition, to pursue solutions to abusive patent litigation.

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