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Dear Colleague Letter on TRIA Reauthorization

December 5, 2014: 

On Monday, Dec. 1, Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) released a "Dear Colleague" letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives urging them to support a long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, or "TRIA."

NAR Comments on Clean Power Plan

December 5, 2014: 

NAR submitted comments on EPA's proposed regulation to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants.

Campaign Services Program

December 2, 2014: 

NAR has paid for the use of a high volume number of voter contact files, nationwide, that includes both REALTOR® and non-REALTOR® registered voters.  The infrastructure for the program makes it possible for an association to obtain several different demographic features about each voter record, such as vote history, age and homeowner status. 

Below is a listing of all programs for Campaign Services.

Issues Mobilization Program

December 2, 2014: 

The Issues Mobilization Grant, which is part of NAR’s Campaign Services, provides financial assistance to state and local REALTOR® associations to organize and manage effective state and local issue advocacy campaigns to promote positions on public policies (government laws, regulations, courses of action and funding priorities) that affect REALTOR® interests.  Methods of promoting a position include legislation, ordinances, referenda, and constitutional amendments.

FHFA Changes GSE REO Policy

November 26, 2014: 

On November 25th, 2014, FHFA Director Mel Watt announced that he would be directing the GSEs to alter REO policies that would allow all qualified buyers to purchase current Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac REO inventory at market value.

NTSB Review Panel Finds FAA Rules Apply to Drones

November 24, 2014: 

The board’s conclusion was that “an aircraft is any device that is used for flight”.

FHA Releases 2014 Actuarial Report

November 20, 2014: 

On Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, FHA released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY 2014 Independent Actuarial Assessment of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.

TRIA Lobbying Day in DC

November 20, 2014: 

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism, or "CIAT," conducted a lobbying day on Capitol Hill, meeting with over thirty key members of Congress to urge for a long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, or "TRIA."

Big RESPA Changes in 2015

November 20, 2014: 

On Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 NAR members heard from RESPA attorney Phil Schulman about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) changes to the Real Estate Settlment Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

NAR Urges Congress to Extend VA Limits

November 20, 2014: 

The VA loan limits have remained at higher levels since 2008, at 150% of the GSE loan limits.

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