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Elements of Net Neutrality Order Overturned

January 17, 2014: 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled January 14 that key elements of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) 2010 Open Internet Order are invalid.

The Time is Now: Top Priorities in 2014

January 14, 2014: 

As we start the New Year, 2014 NAR President Steve Brown wants you to know your NAR leadership hasn’t wasted single moment in determining priorities for 2014, including advocacy priorities during a pivotal election year. Find out what they are in his latest podcast.

CFPB Seeks Comment on Improving Closings

January 10, 2014: 

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is asking the public for comments about the real estate transaction closing process.

Senators Boost Flood Insurance 'Time Out'

January 8, 2014: 

NAR-backed legislation to push the pause button on destabilizing changes to federal flood insurance costs took a strong step toward passage in the U.S. Senate yesterday when a large bipartisan group of senators announced their effort to bring the bill to a vote.

Realtors®, CFPB to Monitor Impacts of New Mortgage Rule

January 7, 2014: 

New mortgage lending rules to protect consumers from risky loan products will take effect this Friday, and Realtors® will be on the front lines as homebuyers access safer mortgages that meet strong underwriting standards.

FHA Loan Limits Appeals Extended

December 27, 2013: 

On Dec. 20, 2013, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a 25-day extension for communities who wish to request a change to high cost area loan limits.

Scientists Meet on EPA Water Rule

December 20, 2013: 

A Science Advisory Board panel will recommend the EPA consider the degree of connections that wetlands and streams have with downstream waters in a draft scientific study. This is a positive development for regulated stakeholders because establishing significance of the connection is a test articulated by Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to ascertain which wetlands merit Clean Water Act jurisdiction.

FHA Releases 2013 Actuarial Report

December 13, 2013: 

On Friday, December 13, FHA released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY 2013 Independent Actuarial Assessment of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.

New FHA Loan Limits for 2014

December 13, 2013: 

Much has been going on in the area of loan limits.  Last month, the FHFA announced that the loan limits for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae would not be going down in 2014, as had been previously suggested.

NAR Comments on FHA QM Rule

December 13, 2013: 

On Wednesday December 11, 2013, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its final Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) Rule.

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