Earlier this year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) released a white paper on the creation of a common secondary market securitization platform to begin the process of GSE Reform.
On Dec. 17, 2012, FEMA is launching the Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC) - a new way to submit a request to change a property’s flood zone designation.
On Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced its proposed policy to allow companies to test new consumer disclosures on a case-by-case basis.
If Congress doesn't act, foreclosures will rise, home values will drop, and the FHA could get hit with another set of bad loans.
Last week, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing entitled, "Oversight of FHA: Examining HUD's Response to Fiscal Challenges".
NAR Urges Passage of the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act of 2012 and the Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act of 2012
NAR, in coalition with the National Association of Home Builders, sent a letter to the United States Senate urging swift passage of S. 2231, the “Small Business Lending Enhancement Act of 2012,” sponsored by Senator Udall (D-CO) and S. 3522, the “Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act of 2012,” introduced by Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Boxer (D-CA).
The House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the House Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity held a joint subcommittee hearing on “Examining the Impact of the Proposed Rules to Implement Basel III Capital Standards.”
NAR in coalition with other industry partners, sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Finance and the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources in support of S. 3591, the Commercial Building Modernization Act (CBMA)
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued warning letters to 20 companies, including real estate agents, home builders and lead generators, about possible violations of the Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising (MAP) Rule.
FHA announced that it is extending the availability of the temporary waiver of its regulation 24 CFR 203.37a(b)(2) that prohibits the use of FHA financing to purchase single family properties that are being resold within 90 days of the previous acquisition.