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NAR Comments on FHA Condo Certifications

August 2, 2013: 

On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and the Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM) submitted comments to Federal Housing Commissioner Carol Galante.

CFPB Publishes Amendments to QM Rule

August 2, 2013: 

On July 10, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released final rulethat make changes to its January 2013 final mortgage rules under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).

NAR Concerns With PATH Act

July 30, 2013: 

Watch this short video to learn more about NAR's concerns with the PATH Act, legislation which would phase out the two secondary mortgage market companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

House Committee Passes PATH Act

July 26, 2013: 

Last week the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R 2767, the Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners (PATH) Act, introduced by Rep Garrett (R-NJ). The vote of 30-27 was strongly along party lines with only two Republicans (Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Miller (R-CA)) voting against the bill.

Senate Holds Hearing on FHA Bill

July 26, 2013: 

The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing last week on S. 1376, the "FHA Solvency Act of 2013," introduced by Senators Johnson (D-SD) and Crapo (R-ID). This bill provides promotes FHA’s financial solvency with common sense financial reforms, while still retaining FHA’s critical historic mission.

FEMA Distributes Flood Insurance Videos

July 26, 2013: 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released a video that presents an overview of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW12).

House Holds Hearing on PATH Act

July 19, 2013: 

Last week the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners (PATH) Act discussion draft, introduced by Chairman Hensarling (R-TX). The comprehensive discussion draft includes reforms to FHA, the GSEs, and the financial regulatory law known as the Dodd-Frank Act.

Flood Insurance Update

July 19, 2013: 

With NAR’s support, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) successfully added a 1-year delay of “grandfathered” flood insurance rates to the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Bill as approved by committee on July 18. The House-passed version also includes this provision. Next, the full Senate must vote on the measure.

Real Estate's 'True North'

July 17, 2013: 

The strength of the association comes from our joining together to overcome obstacles to our REALTOR® Party Values.

BASEL III: How REALTORS® Won

July 17, 2013: 

Housing posts a win in getting costly capital requirements removed from Federal Reserve's 972-page BASEL III rule.

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