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3.8% Tax: What’s True, What’s Not

October 10, 2012: 

Ever since health care reform was enacted into law more than two years ago, rumors have been circulating on the Internet and in e-mails that the law contains a 3.8 percent tax on real estate.

Preserve Access to Safe and Affordable Mortgages

October 9, 2012: 

2012 NAR President Moe Veissi urges REALTORS® to preserve homeownership for thousands of American families who will lose access to safe and affordable mortgages backed by the Rural Housing Service Section (RHS) 502 Program, by contacting Congress and reminding them to keep the door to homeownership open in all housing markets.

Take Action to Preserve Affordable Mortgages

October 8, 2012: 

Unless Congress acts, thousands of families will lose access to safe and affordable mortgages backed by the Rural Housing Service Section 502 Program.

California Utilities Announce Innovative Financing For Energy Efficiency Retrofits

October 5, 2012: 

Recently, several California investor-owned utilities announced the development of an On-Bill Repayment (OBR) program using third-party capital to finance energy efficiency retrofits in commercial properties.

Reprieve for Rural Communities

September 28, 2012: 

More than 900 communities nationwide will not lose access to rural housing programs this fall as expected after he Office of Rural Development of the Department of Agriculture published an Administrative Notice delaying implementation of 2010 Census data for use in their programs through March 27, 2013.

We're in This Together

September 25, 2012: 

NAR President Moe Veissi talks about setting the future course for the real estate industry.

Moe Veissi Discusses Keeping Housing on the Agenda on XM Radio

September 24, 2012: 

Listen to an interview with NAR President Moe Veissi on XM radio where he talks about ensuring that housing is on the nation's policy agenda - including protecting the mortgage interest deduction (MID) - especially during election season.

NAR Urges Federal Reserve to Improve Access to Mortgage Credit

September 21, 2012: 

NAR President Moe Veissi wrote to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke regarding tight access to mortgage credit, urging Bernanke to weigh in on three key rule proposals.

Taking Mortgages Through Eminent Domain: Not the Solution to the Housing Crisis

September 21, 2012: 

NAR attended a recent symposium in Washington, D.C., that highlighted the many concerns and questions regarding a new proposal being considered by several local governments across the country to seize mortgages by using their eminent domain authority.

Fannie Mae Expands Investor Financing Options

September 21, 2012: 

Fannie Mae recently announced expansion of it's Homepath Mortgage product that provides homebuyers and investors financing for the purchase of Fannie Mae-owned properties.

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