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October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011: 

In this issue: HUD Clarifies FHA Mortgage Insurance Requirements on 15 Year Loans; NAR Comments on Proposed Energy Labeling Program for Commercial Buildings; Congress Extends Flood Insurance until Nov. 18.

Housing Must Remain Nation's Top Priority, Say Realtors®

October 4, 2011: 

We need to keep housing first on the nation’s public policy agenda, because housing and homeownership issues affect all Americans, and a housing recovery is necessary for the nation’s economic well-being.

REALTORS® Bring Workforce Housing Concerns to Nation's Capital

September 28, 2011: 

To address a nationwide shortage of workforce housing, the National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with the National Housing Conference, will host a forum today in Washington, D.C.

REALTORS® Advocate Public Policies That Support Home Ownership

September 22, 2011: 

National Association of Realtors® President Ron Phipps released a statement reminding candidates how important home ownership is to the economic and social fabric of our country.

REALTORS® Call for Increased Lending, Pre-Foreclosure Efforts to Reduce High Inventories

September 20, 2011: 

Increased lending to creditworthy home buyers and more loan modifications and short sales are necessary to reduce the rising inventory of foreclosed homes and help stabilize and revitalize the housing industry and economy.

September 2011: The FTC MAP Rule's Impact

September 1, 2011: 

Thomas B. Pahl, Assistant Director, Division of Financial Practices, Federal Trade Commission, discusses how the Mortgage Acts and Practices (MAP) rule will impact real estate professionals who provide information to consumers about mortgage products.

Hurricane Irene Underscores Importance of Reauthorizing National Flood Insurance Program

August 26, 2011: 

As homeowners across the East Coast brace for Hurricane Irene and the heavy rains that are expected to fall over the next few days, the current threat underscores the importance of flood insurance, which is the only way for homeowners to financially protect their property or businesses from flood damages.

Bus Tour Brings Home Ownership Matters to Grand Rapids

August 23, 2011: 

Changes to the mortgage interest deduction could dramatically impact home owners and aspiring home owners in Grand Rapids, Mich., and beyond. That’s just one of the many issues the National Association of Realtors® wants Michigan residents to know about as the Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour pulls into Grand Rapids this week.

REALTORS® Rally for Joplin Recovery

August 4, 2011: 

As the National Association of Realtors® Home Ownership Matters bus crosses Missouri this week, a stop in Joplin, Mo., today will underscore Realtors®’ commitment to rebuilding the local community.

August 2011: FTC Stays MARS Rule Enforcement

August 1, 2011: 

The Federal Trade Commission's Tom Pahl explains the rationale for the FTC's action on the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule and what it means for real estate professionals. In addition, NAR's Charlie Dawson discusses the next steps following the FTC's action.

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