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January 6, 2012: 

NAR Submits Comments On Loan Servicing Compensation

January 3, 2012: 

On December 27, 2011, NAR President Moe Veissi submitted NAR’s comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs)) on future mortgage servicing structures and servicing compensation for single-family loans to enhance competition in mortgage servicing and origination.

January 2012: Changes to U.S. Patent Law

January 1, 2012: 

Attorney Ben Pleune discusses the revised law and how those changes may affect the real estate industry.

Expect Gradual Changes at Fannie & Freddie

January 1, 2012: 

Despite much legislative attention to government-sponsored enterprise reform, as evidenced by the three dozen Congressional bills dealing with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac introduced in 2011, none had made it out of full committee by early December. Furthermore, action on GSE reform is unlikely before the 2012 elections, says Douglas M. Bibby, president of the National Multi Housing Council in Washington, D.C., an advocacy organization for the apartment industry.

December 26, 2011

December 26, 2011: 

In this issue: FHA Extends Anti-Flipping Waiver through 2012; Housing Taxed to Pay-for Extension of Existing Tax, Medicare, and Unemployment Benefits.

December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011: 

In this issue: NFIP Extended Until May 12; NAR President Veissi Meets with FHA; CFPB Issues Second Round of Proposed Closing Documents; CFPB Sets Up Mortgage Complaint Hotline; NTSB Urges States to Ban Use of Electronics While Driving

December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011: 

In this issue: Limited Time to Appeal FHA Loan Limits; NAR Supports Bill for Homeless Children; NAR Supports Making Investor Visa Regional Center Program Permanent; NAR Signs onto Accounting Coalition Letter; House Subcommittee Passes RESPA Home Warranty Clarification Act; Rural Development Announces Fee Changes for Refinance Mortgages.

REALTORS® Applaud Bill to Protect Taxpayers From Mortgage Industry Bailouts

December 8, 2011: 

The National Association of Realtors® supports legislation introduced today that provides sensible reform of the secondary mortgage market and protects the interest of taxpayers.

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