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Rural Housing Fix at Hand

January 31, 2014: 

NAR has been working with Congress for the last three years to ensure that rural communities continue to have access to rural housing programs.

FHA Allows More Electronic Signatures

January 31, 2014: 

On Jan. 30, HUD announced that it will now accept electronic signatures on most documents involved in FHA mortgage insurance, mortgage servicing, loss mitigation and FHA insurance claims.

Main Street Coalition Seeks Patent Litigation Reform

January 31, 2014: 

In a letter to Congress today, the Main Street Patent Coalition called for comprehensive common sense patent reform legislation.

Rockefeller Reintroduces Data Breach Bill

January 31, 2014: 

On Jan. 30, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), in the wake of data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, reintroduced a bill aimed at curbing that threat. This marks Rockefeller's third effort at data security legislation.

Realtors® Praise Senate Passage of Bill to Delay Flood Insurance Rate Increases

January 30, 2014: 

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, S. 1926, passed by the Senate this afternoon is the time-out Realtors® first advocated when dramatic flood insurance premium increases went into effect on October 1, 2013.

Senate Passes Flood Insurance Bill

January 30, 2014: 

On Jan. 30, 2014, the United States Senate voted 67-32 to approve the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (S. 1926), sponsored by Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Isakson (R-GA).

The State of the Union is Getting Better for Homeownership

January 28, 2014: 

NAR commends President Obama for highlighting two key policy reforms during his State of the Union address tonight that support the future of homeownership and the business of real estate.

Realtors® Optimistic as Senate Moves to Consider Flood Insurance Rate Relief Bill

January 27, 2014: 

Realtors® applaud the Senate for moving to consider and debate the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which will help the millions of homeowners who are now facing dramatic flood insurance rate increases.

NAR Comments on Reform Draft

January 17, 2014: 

On Jan. 16, 2014, NAR joined with a group of 18 other real estate associations in sending a comment letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) regarding a staff discussion draft released by the Committee on Nov. 21, 2013.

Flood Insurance Update: January 17, 2014

January 17, 2014: 

On Jan. 16, 2014, Congress passed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3547) to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, 2014.

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