This week the EPA held a public hearing on on renovation, repair and painting activities in public and commercial buildings.
On Monday, June 24, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued proposed changes to the Qualified Mortgage (QM), Loan Officer Compensation, and Mortgage Servicing rules among others.
On June 20, six Republican Senators and an Independent (Toomey, King, Thune, Heller, Blunt, Rubio, Coats) introduced the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2013. (S. 1193)
The Supreme Court sided today with a Florida landowner who challenged terms for a state-issued permit for developing wetlands.
The Environmental Protection Agency must justify its efforts to apply new lead paint regulations to public and commercial properties, Realtor® Harold Huggins testified at a public hearing today on behalf of the National Association of Realtors® and its affiliates, the Institute for Real Estate Management and the CCIM Institute.
2013 NAR President Gary Thomas has great news to share about the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, a bipartisan legislative effort that clarifies how points and fees are calculated and ensures consumers have access to affordable mortgage credit.
NAR President Gary Thomas testified recently on Capitol Hill, urging Congress to change the 3% cap on points and fees in the Qualified Mortgage rule that takes effect in 2014. He asked them to instead pass the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, legislation essential to maintain competition and choice in mortgage origination - legislation that keeps homeownership affordable. Watch Gary's latest podcast.
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, NAR President Gary Thomas testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit in support of H.R. 1077, The Consumer Mortgage Choice Act.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), announced changes to their Standard Short Sale and HAFA guidelines to improve transparency and marketing of listed properties that will require GSE approval.
Two different bills are moving through Congress to address the rural housing issue.