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House Introduces Patent Abuse Legislation

March 8, 2013: 

On February 27, Reps. Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Jason E. Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced HR 845 Known as the SHEILD Act. This legislation is intended to reduce litigation by “patent trolls” by making them liable for alleged infringers' court costs and attorneys' fees if their patents are found invalid or not infringed.

Homepath.com Helps Escalate Short Sales

March 4, 2013: 

In the March 4, 2013 Leadership Podcast, NAR President Gary Thomas talks to Fannie Mae about its new short sale escalation process at HomePath.com.

NAR President Testifies on FHA

March 1, 2013: 

NAR President Gary Thomas last week testified before the Senate Banking Committee on the importance of FHA in housing markets.

March 1 Arrives With No Sequester Solution; FHA and RHS Home Loans Could Be Slowed

March 1, 2013: 

The March 1 date for implementing across the board federal budget cuts arrived with no action to delay or forestall the cuts.  The automatic reductions will affect most government programs and could result in periodic furloughs of government employees.

NAR Sends a Letter to Congress on Rural Housing Definition

March 1, 2013: 

NAR, with other industry groups, sent a letter to the Congressional leaders, urging them to update the definition of "rural" in order to retain vital RHS housing programs in more than 900 rural communities.

Bipartisan Housing Center Releases its Blueprint for America's Future Housing Finance System

March 1, 2013: 

On Monday, February 25th, 2013, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Housing Commission released a report titled, "Housing America's Future: New Directions for National Policy". This product was the culmination of 16-months of research and study.
 

FHA: Unsung Hero of the Recovery

March 1, 2013: 

NAR President Gary Thomas made a strong case for careful action by Congress as it decides what, if anything, it should do about the FHA.

FHA Plays Vital Role for American Homeowners, Realtors® Testify

February 28, 2013: 

NAR President Gary Thomas testified before the Senate Banking Committee that without the FHA, the housing downturn and economic recession would have been far worse for the nation. 

NAR Urges CFPB to Fix Qualified Mortgage Cap on Fees and Points

February 22, 2013: 

NAR submitted comments on the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) concurrent proposal seeking guidance on the calculation of fees and points and other matters such as rural mortgage access and non-profit lending.

The Myth of the $30,000 National Flood Insurance Policy

February 22, 2013: 

Recently, the news media reported that national flood insurance rates could increase to $30,000 a year.

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