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June 18, 2012: REALTOR® Party Winning for You

June 18, 2012: 

2012 NAR President Moe Veissi highlights the broad array of recent REALTOR® Party legislative and electoral wins in the latest "Mondays with Moe" President's Podcast.

Update on Basel III and Final Rule for Basel 2.5

June 15, 2012: 

On June 7, 2012, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors unanimously approved the release of three Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRs) for Basel III and the final rule for Basel 2.5.

Dept. of Interior Declines to List Dunes Lizard as Endangered in N.M. and Texas

June 15, 2012: 

As a result of unprecedented commitments by private landowners to voluntary conservation agreements now in place in New Mexico and Texas that provide for the long-term conservation of the dunes sagebrush lizard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the species does not need to be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

NAR Supports U.S. REIT Act

June 15, 2012: 

On June 11, 2012, a coalition of real estate organizations, including NAR, wrote to Reps. Tiberi (R-OH) and Neal (D-MA) thanking them for introducing H.R. 5746, the Update and Streamline REIT Act (U.S. REIT Act).

Inflation Watch

June 15, 2012: 

In the Inflation Watch Series, NAR Research focuses on the price level. We monitor measures of inflation that affect the business of REALTORS® and summarize their impact, highlighting areas of potential concern in a brief, polished presentation. Released monthly, Inflation Watch enables REALTORS® to gain the insight needed to confidently discuss this important market factor with other professionals and clients.

Members of Congress Send Letter to FHA on Condos

June 11, 2012: 

Sixty-nine Members of the House of Representatives wrote to the FHA last week, asking them to loosen restrictions on the sale of condominiums.

June 2012 Podcast: RESPA Expert Discusses Impact of Freeman Case Decision

June 6, 2012: 

In this June 2012 Legal Affairs podcast, attorney Phil Schulman reviews the Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc.  decision by the Supreme Court of the United States and what it means for real estate brokerages and their administrative fees.

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Real Estate Brokerages

June 4, 2012: 

Late last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled favorably on a case involving unearned fees under Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). While the ruling was about mortgage lending, it has direct implications for real estate brokerages and the transparency of settlement service fees.

June 4, 2012: An Interview With Bank of America

June 4, 2012: 

In this week's President's Podcast, 2012 NAR President Moe Veissi welcomes Vice President and Liaison to Government Affairs Scott Louser and Bank of America Executive Matt Vernon.

NAR Supports Pilot Program to Incentivize Counseling

June 1, 2012: 

NAR sent a letter to Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) supporting the "Homeownership Preservation Education Act of 2012".

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