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NAR Asks Congress to Protect Rural Housing

May 14, 2012: 

NAR, in coalition with the Mortgage Bankers and Home Builders, wrote to Congress this week and asked them to save rural communities from losing rural housing programs.

CFPB Announces Plans to Propose Mortgage Compensation Rules

May 14, 2012: 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an outline of proposals under consideration for rules governing compensation for mortgage loan originators.

My REALTOR® Party: From Member to Politician

May 14, 2012: 

Supporting a candidate for public office who supports REALTOR® issues provides associations the opportunity to involve their members in community efforts at a whole new level.

NAR Funds Association Advocacy Initiatives

May 14, 2012: 

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in March awarded more than $200,000 to 11 REALTOR® associations for their outstanding real estate public policy or advocacy ideas, as part of the My REALTOR® Party Game Changer program.

May 9, 2012: NAR President Moe Veissi Urges Congress to Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

May 9, 2012: 

On May 9, NAR President Moe Veissi testified on Capitol Hill about reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire on May 31.

America Needs Long-Term Extension of National Flood Insurance Program, Say Realtors®

May 9, 2012: 

A long-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before the current temporary extension expires on May 31, is critical to provide certainty and avoid further disruptions in real estate markets.

Home Ownership Matters Resources for Your Business

May 8, 2012: 

NAR has extensive resources for its Home Ownership Matters campaign. These materials help practitioners be the go-to contacts when customers wonder about the impact of  lawmakers' actions on their homes and the housing market.

NAR Signs Onto Lease Coalition Letter

May 7, 2012: 

A coalition of real estate and other business organizations (including NAR) wrote to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) reaffirming their calls for an economic impact study, extensive field testing, and full re-exposure of the entire lease accounting proposal — with the goal of creating a standard that will meet the tests of the marketplace and fulfill the needs of all stakeholders.

NAR, IREM Send Coalition Letter to FHA on Private Transfer Fees

May 7, 2012: 

This week the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) sent an industry coalition letter to Acting Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner, Carol Galante, asking the agency to adopt a private transfer fee rule in harmony with the final rule recently adopted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

U.S. Reviews Which Waters Are in Its Jurisdiction

May 7, 2012: 

The Obama administration is currently reviewing a controversial guidance document that it says will clarify what waters of the U.S. are under federal jurisdiction.

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