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Hotel Condominium Not a Security

August 30, 2013: 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal by a lower court of a lawsuit which claimed that the sale of condominium units in a hotel, together with a “rental management agreement,” constituted the sale of securities.

Statement From NAR President Gary Thomas on Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule

August 28, 2013: 

The re-proposed Qualified Residential Mortgage rule announced this morning is a victory for homebuyers and the future of homeownership in this country. 

GSEs Announce Short Sale Changes

August 23, 2013: 

On August 22, 2013, Fannie Mae announced updates to its automated underwriting standards to fix problems with credit reporting of short sales.

USDA Section 504 Funding Available

August 23, 2013: 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has funding available for Section 504 home repair loans.

House Launches Bipartisan Privacy Working Group

August 23, 2013: 

On August 1, the leaders of a House subcommittee that regulates online commerce issues launched a bipartisan working group to examine online privacy issues and determine whether legislation is necessary to address concerns over the way companies are handling vast troves of data.

Administration Comments On Housing Finance Reform

August 9, 2013: 

On Aug. 6, 2013, President Obama delivered a speech and released a fact sheet on the Administration’s proposal for housing finance reform. This was the Administration’s most significant discussion on housing finance since the release of the Treasury Department’s 2011 white paper, “Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market."

FHFA Releases Statement On Eminent Domain

August 9, 2013: 

On Aug. 8, 2013 the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, released a statement on the use of eminent domain to restructure performing loans along with an analysis of the implications for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHFA. NAR cautions that the impact of such proposals could have a chilling effect on lending in these municipalities and raised these concerns with the FHFA in 2012.

President Gary Thomas: Not Just a Voice in the Wilderness

August 8, 2013: 

NAR President Gary Thomas shares his thoughts on President Obama's speech to REALTORS® about housing policy and housing finance reform. 

Statement From NAR President Gary Thomas on President Obama's Housing Finance Reform Speech

August 6, 2013: 

Statement From NAR President Gary Thomas on President Obama's Housing Finance Reform Speech

Senate Committee Moves FHA Reform

August 2, 2013: 

The Senate Banking Committee last week passed S. 1376, “The FHA Solvency Act of 2013”, sponsored by Senators Johnson (D-SD) and Crapo (R-ID) by a bipartisan vote of 21-1.

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