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RESPA/TILA Changes Right around the Corner

January 14, 2015: 

Now is the time to start thinking about the RESPA/TILA changes that will go into effect August 1.

President Proposes Stronger Data Privacy Laws

January 13, 2015: 

In a speech to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, January 12, President Obama unveiled new proposals to address how consumers’ personal data is handled

President Signs TRIA into Law

January 12, 2015: 

In its first act of business in the 114th Congress, on Jan. 7 the House passed H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, by a vote of 416-5.

FHA Annual Premium Reduction Finalized

January 9, 2015: 

On Jan. 8, 2015, at a speech in Phoenix, AZ attended by NAR President Chris Polychron, President Obama announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) would reduce FHA annual mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) by 50 basis points.

REALTOR® Wins Drone Permission

January 9, 2015: 

Douglas Trudeau, of Tierra Antigua Realty in Tuscon AZ , received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), a.k.a. drones, to create marketing videos to sell property.

EPA Delays Clean Power Plan

January 9, 2015: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying the release of carbon emissions rules for all power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan, and will publish them for new as well as existing plants at the same time mid-summer.

Realtors® Applaud Six-Year Reauthorization of Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

January 8, 2015: 

Realtors® applaud the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for quickly passing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which reauthorizes the program for six years.

Realtors® Laud President’s Action to Lower Cost Prohibitive FHA Insurance Premiums

January 8, 2015: 

President Obama's initiatives will help first-time and underserved homebuyers, preserve strong underwriting standards, and protect taxpayers from unnecessary risk.

Realtors® Applaud House Reauthorization of Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, Call on Senate for Immediate Action

January 7, 2015: 

NAR applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for reauthorizing the federal terrorism risk insurance program, and urges the Senate to do the same.

Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

January 6, 2015: 

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