NAR, as part of the Commercial Properties Coalition, recently filed the latest in a series of comment letters relating to efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate purported lead paint hazards that may arise from renovation and remodeling activities in public and commercial buildings.
NAR President Steve Brown was at the White House on Friday, July 18, to celebrate the Federal Housing Administration’s 80-year anniversary.
On July 14, 2014, HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2014-15 allowing dual agency agreements in FHA pre-foreclosure transactions.
In the House, several committees are holding oversight hearings on the “Waters of the U.S.” proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.
On Tuesday June 17, 2014, the Federal Reserve and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a webinar describing the forthcoming August 2015 changes to loan disclosures and settlement statements.
The National Association of REALTORS® commends the U.S. Senate for approving the nomination of Mayor Julian Castro to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Senate takes first step to extend tax relief for distressed homeowners; bipartisan bill extends key expired tax provisions for two years.
The National Association of Realtors® commends the U.S. Senate today for approving the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
On June 30, 2014, NAR President Steve Brown sent a letter to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante in support of FHA’s efforts to reduce mortgage insurance premiums for first-time buyers through its Homeowners Armed with Knowledge program, or HAWK.
On June 26, FEMA released guidance related to providing refunds to property owners that overpaid for flood insurance.