October 1 marks not only the date that insurance exchanges (“Marketplaces”) open under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but also the date by which certain employers are required to provide their employees notice of coverage options available through the Marketplaces.
NAR's 2013 Leadership Team and CEO Dale Stinton attended President Obama's briefing on the current state of the economic recovery. REALTORS® were invited because of the critical role we played to stabilize and revitalize the real estate market. President Gary Thomas recaps in the above video.
NAR President Gary Thomas released a statement about NAR's role, over the past five years, in shaping policies to stabilize the market, recover home values, ensure access to affordable credit, and renew faith in the value of home ownership.
NAR sent two letters to the House of Representatives this week urging against cosponsoring Rep. Joe Hensarling’s (R-TX) housing finance reform bill, H.R. 2767, the Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners (PATH) Act.
NAR sent letters to key Congressional Appropriators last week, urging them to protect rural communities.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced updated fees starting on Oct. 1, 2013, for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.
Realtors® applaud Senate hearings about the future of the secondary mortgage market and the essential elements of sustainable housing finance reform.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released guidelines for how flood insurance rates will be calculated under the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012.
The six financial federal regulators [HUD, Fed, FDIC, FHFA, OCC, SEC] responsible for writing and implementing the Qualified Residential Mortgage rule, or "QRM", re-proposed the rule after receiving considerable pushback from NAR, other housing industry groups, consumer groups, and lawmakers.
On August 28, 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on the individual shared responsibility provisions, i.e. individual mandate, of the Affordable Care Act.