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Taking Mortgages Through Eminent Domain: Not the Solution to the Housing Crisis

September 21, 2012: 

NAR attended a recent symposium in Washington, D.C., that highlighted the many concerns and questions regarding a new proposal being considered by several local governments across the country to seize mortgages by using their eminent domain authority.

Fannie Mae Expands Investor Financing Options

September 21, 2012: 

Fannie Mae recently announced expansion of it's Homepath Mortgage product that provides homebuyers and investors financing for the purchase of Fannie Mae-owned properties.

House Passes FHA Bill

September 14, 2012: 

Last week the House passed the FHA Emergency Fiscal Solvency Act of 2012, which strengthens FHA's financial solvency; allows FHA to collect losses from lenders who made material errors in underwriting or committed fraud; and strengthens financial oversight and disclosure.

FHA Issues Modest Changes to Condo Rules

September 14, 2012: 

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a mortgagee letter announcing modest improvements to the treatment of condos under the FHA program.

NAR Testifies on Terrorism Insurance Coverage

September 14, 2012: 

NAR urged Congress to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) beyond its current December 2014 authorization to ensure that adequate insurance coverage is available for our nation’s businesses.

EB-5 Visa Bill Headed to the President

September 14, 2012: 

Last week the House passed S. 3245, which re-authorizes the EB-5 regional center program.

NAR Urges Enhancements to VA Home Loan Guaranty Program

September 14, 2012: 

NAR took an opportunity to highlight the importance of the VA Home Loan Guaranty program and several enhancements that could make the program even more valuable to our American servicemen and women.

EPA Delays Proposed Lead Paint Rulemaking for Three Years

September 14, 2012: 

EPA has further delayed its plans to propose and then finalize a Lead Renovation Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule for potential lead-based paint hazards in commercial and public buildings.

NAR Signs Onto Lease Accounting Coalition Letter

September 14, 2012: 

NAR and a coalition of business organizations wrote to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), urging them to fundamentally rethink their lease accounting project.

Members of Congress Concerned About Rural Housing

September 14, 2012: 

Last week 100 bipartisan Members of Congress wrote to House Leadership urging them to extend rural housing programs that affect more than 900 rural communities.

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