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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.

House Passes FHA Bill

September 14, 2012: 

Last week the House passed the FHA Emergency Fiscal Solvency Act of 2012, which strengthens FHA's financial solvency; allows FHA to collect losses from lenders who made material errors in underwriting or committed fraud; and strengthens financial oversight and disclosure.

FHA Issues Modest Changes to Condo Rules

September 14, 2012: 

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a mortgagee letter announcing modest improvements to the treatment of condos under the FHA program.

NAR Testifies on Terrorism Insurance Coverage

September 14, 2012: 

NAR urged Congress to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) beyond its current December 2014 authorization to ensure that adequate insurance coverage is available for our nation’s businesses.

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