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Interstate Land Sales Act Bill Introduced

March 14, 2014: 

On Tuesday March 11, 2014, Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY, Dean Heller (R-NV) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced S. 2101, a bill to amend the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) to clarify how the act applies to condominiums.

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness: It’s All About Fairness

March 7, 2014: 

In his latest video, NAR President Steve Brown explains why NAR supports an extension on mortgage debt cancellation relief. Take a look.

House Passes Flood Insurance With Amendments

March 5, 2014: 

On March 4, 2014, the House voted 306-91 to approve the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370) with amendments.

Realtors® Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Flood Insurance Affordability Bill

March 5, 2014: 

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act is a responsible solution to the flood insurance rate increases triggered by the Biggert-Waters reforms.

Downpayment Assistance for FHA Loans

March 4, 2014: 

Learn more about acceptable sources of down payment assistance for FHA loans in this new NAR issue brief.

Steve Brown Responds to WSJ on Flood Insurance

March 4, 2014: 

NAR President Steve Brown's letter stressed the "need to fully understand the dramatic impact these increases have on property values and ownership sustainability."

Analysis of Camp Tax Reform Draft

February 28, 2014: 

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released his long-awaited discussion draft for comprehensive reform of the tax code.

Senate Hearing on TRIA Reauthorization

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 25, the Senate Banking Committee held Part II in a series of hearings to examine the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) of 2002, which sunsets on December 31, 2014.

Senate Introduces Patent Demand Letter Legislation

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 26, Senators McCaskill (D-MO) and Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced legislation that will better equip the nation’s top consumer protection agency with the tools needed to crack down on “patent trolls”—companies that buy patents, but then fail to actually produce goods or services, opting instead to intimidate or sue other small businesses.

NAR Submits Letter to Congress on QRM

February 28, 2014: 

On Feb. 26, 2014, NAR sent a letter to the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises for a hearing on the Dodd-Frank Act’s impact on asset-backed securities.

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