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Political Advocacy: REO-to-Rental—Not for Every Market

March 1, 2012: 

Caution on REO-to-rental initiative; extending debt cancellation relief; FHA fee changes; My REALTOR® Party victories.

Come and Be Counted

March 1, 2012: 

With home ownership under pressure, REALTORS® will head to Washington May 17 to rally for stability.

Government Foreclosure to Rental Pilot Programs Not Needed In Most Markets, Say Realtors®

March 1, 2012: 

Housing markets are complex and varied, and a government pilot program to turn bank-owned properties into rentals could be disruptive and counterproductive in some markets, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

NAR Comments on CFPB Proposed TILA Rule

February 27, 2012: 

This week, the 2012 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) President, Moe Veissi, submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) proposed rule amending Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) per Dodd-Frank.

3.8% Tax to go into Effect in 2013

February 27, 2012: 

The health care legislation enacted in 2013 included a new tax that was designed to affect upper income taxpayers.

NAR Meets with FHFA on Short Sales

February 27, 2012: 

On February 15, 2012, the National Association of REALTORS® met with representatives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises or GSEs), and GSE regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Administration, toidentify issues impeding the short sale process.

CFPB Issues Outline of RESPA/TILA Rule Proposal

February 27, 2012: 

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a 42 page outline of issues to be considered in crafting the underlying RESPA/TILA regulations to govern a harmonized RESPA/TILA form set.

FHFA Releases Blueprint for Further GSE Reforms

February 27, 2012: 

On Tuesday February 21, 2012 the Federal Housing Finance Agency released a blueprint for further reforms of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs).

HUD Announces Proposed Rule to Reduce Permitted Seller Concessions

February 27, 2012: 

This week the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed rule on permitted seller concessions for loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)http://www.hud.gov/.

Feb. 21, 2012: 3.8% Health Care Tax and Realtor Rally Update

February 21, 2012: 

In the February 21st edition of the President's Podcast, 2012 NAR President Moe Veissi discusses two important issues facing REALTORS®. First, he corrects misinformation that members may have heard about a 3.8 percent tax in the new health care law, and reiterates that it is not a transfer tax. Second, he provides an important update on the rally that REALTORS® are holding to protect the American Dream of Home Ownership on May 17th, 2012 in Washington, DC. He encourages everyone to attend to ensure that REALTORS®' voices will be heard.

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