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National Research Council Releases Study on Disaster Resiliency

October 19, 2012: 

In its recent report Disaster Resiliency: A National Imperative, the NRC recommends investment in risk reduction through insurance and other financial instruments that enhance resilience by encouraging mitigation of properties and infrastructure.

Fannie Mae Updates Online Offers System, Offer Process

October 19, 2012: 

In response to requests from listing brokers and the real estate professional community, Fannie Mae has made several enhancements to its REO offer process to make it easier to do business with them.

Funding Flowing for Rural Housing Loans

October 12, 2012: 

Since Congress did not pass a FY2013 budget, and instead the government is working under a Continuing Resolution, funding for some programs has been slow.

Treasury Department Holding Short Sale Workshop in Orlando

October 12, 2012: 

On Nov. 2, 2012, The Treasury Department, in collaboration with the National Association of REALTORS®, will hold Making Home Affordable “Help for Homeowners” outreach events in Orlando, Fla.

NAR Submits Comments on CFPB's Proposed Mortgage Servicing Rules

October 12, 2012: 

On Oct. 8, 2012, NAR President Moe Veissi submitted comments to the CFPB on proposed rules for national servicing standards to make improvements to mortgage servicing.

Reforming the Secondary Mortgage Market

October 12, 2012: 

How do we sustain the housing recovery? NAR 2012 President Elect Gary Thomas explains in his latest blog post.

3.8% Tax: What’s True, What’s Not

October 10, 2012: 

Ever since health care reform was enacted into law more than two years ago, rumors have been circulating on the Internet and in e-mails that the law contains a 3.8 percent tax on real estate.

Preserve Access to Safe and Affordable Mortgages

October 9, 2012: 

2012 NAR President Moe Veissi urges REALTORS® to preserve homeownership for thousands of American families who will lose access to safe and affordable mortgages backed by the Rural Housing Service Section (RHS) 502 Program, by contacting Congress and reminding them to keep the door to homeownership open in all housing markets.

Take Action to Preserve Affordable Mortgages

October 8, 2012: 

Unless Congress acts, thousands of families will lose access to safe and affordable mortgages backed by the Rural Housing Service Section 502 Program.

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.

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