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Members of Congress Concerned About Rural Housing

September 14, 2012: 

Last week 100 bipartisan Members of Congress wrote to House Leadership urging them to extend rural housing programs that affect more than 900 rural communities.

CFPB Names Real Estate Professional Gary Acosta to Consumer Advisory Board

September 14, 2012: 

NAR is pleased the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) included a real estate professional -- the co-founder of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) -- in its 25 member Consumer Advisory Board.

Terrorism Risk Insurance Vital to Commercial Real Estate Market, Say Realtors®

September 11, 2012: 

American businesses rely upon the availability and affordability of terrorism risk insurance and it's a vital component of most commercial real estate transactions, the National Association of Realtors® said in testimony today.

Obama: Don't Take Away MID for Middle Class

September 10, 2012: 

Housing—specifically the mortgage interest deduction (MID)—did receive a nod in Obama’s acceptance speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

NAR Participates in Political Conventions

September 10, 2012: 

Representatives from the National Association of REALTORS® attended both the DNC and RNC, appearing and speaking at various real estate-related forums in support of housing issues.

Analysis: Federal Regulations Have Significant Negative Economic Impact

September 7, 2012: 

According to a macro-economic analysis commissioned by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), federal regulations have a significant and adverse impact on the American economy.

FTC Issues Guidance for Mobile Apps on Privacy and Truth-in-Advertising Laws

September 7, 2012: 

On Sept. 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released non-binding guidance for mobile app developers intended to help them navigate privacy and truth-in-advertising principles as they develop and market apps.

Will the Presidential Election Affect Real Estate?

September 5, 2012: 

"The next president, whoever it turns out to be, is going to have a couple of big housing issues to address," says a housing analyst.

Bulk REO Sales Program Faces More Criticism

September 5, 2012: 

The government's plans to proceed with a bulk sales program of foreclosure properties is creating an outcry among many in the real estate industry.

NAR Reviews Reforms Proposed to Critical Habitat Designations

September 4, 2012: 

Proposed changes to the role and timing of economic impact analyses during the process of designating critical habitat for an endangered species may have unintended economic impacts on adjacent communities.