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FHA Short Sales Update

August 14, 2014: 

Last month, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Mortgagee Letter 2014-15 allowing dual agency agreements in FHA short sales.

CFPB Webinar on RESPA-TILA

August 8, 2014: 

On Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Reserve will be hosting a webinar on the implementation of changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA).

CFPB Meeting on RESPA-TILA

August 1, 2014: 

On Tuesday July 29, 2014, NAR met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on the implementation of changes to the Real Estate Settlment Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA).

NAR Testifies on Flood Insurance

July 25, 2014: 

On July 23, 2014, NAR testified on flood insurance before a Senate appropriations subcommittee.

NAR to Comment on UAV Policy

July 25, 2014: 

NAR plans to submit comments on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) recent "Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft", which specifically mentioned REALTORS® use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for taking property videos as being a commercial use and therefore prohibited under FAA policy.

Realtors® Commend FEMA for Effective Implementation of Flood Insurance Reforms

July 23, 2014: 

NAR testified today before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, commending FEMA for effective implementation of flood insurance reforms.

New realtor.com® Ad Shows Value of REALTORS®

July 22, 2014: 

Watch the ad, part of NAR and realtor.com®'s coordinated branding effort.

REALTORS® Talk FHA at the White House

July 21, 2014: 

Watch NAR President Steve Brown discuss his visit to the White House to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Federal Housing Administration.

Senate Approves TRIA Reauthorization Bill

July 18, 2014: 

On Thursday, July 17, the Senate approved S. 2244, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014, by a vote of 93-4.

NAR Comments on Lead Paint Framework

July 18, 2014: 

NAR, as part of the Commercial Properties Coalition, recently filed the latest in a series of comment letters relating to efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate purported lead paint hazards that may arise from renovation and remodeling activities in public and commercial buildings.

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