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HUD to Close Field Offices

April 26, 2013: 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plans to close sixteen field offices.

Senators Urge EPA to Drop Waters Guidance

April 26, 2013: 

Thirty Republican senators are pressing the Obama administration to scrap its controversial guidance for clarifying convoluted oversight of wetlands and other water resources as U.S. EPA prepares to take up a rulemaking on the issue.

Realtors® Urge Preserving of Homeownership Tax Policies

April 25, 2013: 

As Congress pursues comprehensive tax reform it should focus on doing no harm to housing and America’s 75 million homeowners by maintaining current tax laws for homeownership and real estate investment, the National Association of Realtors® said in testimony today.

FHA Is a Vital Source of Mortgage Capital

April 23, 2013: 

NAR President Gary Thomas talks about strengthening FHA while maintaining its mission of helping households become home owners during good times and bad.

NAR President Gary Thomas Blogs on Taxes

April 15, 2013: 

NAR is working to protect the many long-standing tax incentives to home and property ownership.

NAR President Testifies on FHA

April 12, 2013: 

NAR President Gary Thomas testified this week about the importance of the FHA mortgage insurance program.

FHA Budget Requests Treasury Draw

April 12, 2013: 

FHA may need $943 million from the Treasury to hold 30 years' worth of reserves.

NAR Submits Comments on Impact of Student Loan Debt

April 12, 2013: 

Growing student debt will impact the ability of consumers to access mortgage credit, particularly first time homebuyers.

NAR Submits Letter on Lead Paint Proposal

April 12, 2013: 

NAR wrote a letter to the EPA about lead paint hazard regulation in public and commercial buildings following renovations and remodeling activities.

Realtors® Applaud FHA for Taking Steps to Improve its Financial Stability; More Reforms Necessary

April 10, 2013: 

The FHA has taken a number of significant steps to mitigate risk and increase the solvency and strength of the mortgage-insurance fund.