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FHA Releases 2013 Actuarial Report

December 13, 2013: 

On Friday, December 13, FHA released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY 2013 Independent Actuarial Assessment of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.

New FHA Loan Limits for 2014

December 13, 2013: 

Much has been going on in the area of loan limits.  Last month, the FHFA announced that the loan limits for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae would not be going down in 2014, as had been previously suggested.

NAR Comments on FHA QM Rule

December 13, 2013: 

On Wednesday December 11, 2013, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its final Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) Rule.

Deadline for Applications on Healthcare.gov Extended

December 13, 2013: 

In response to delays encountered in the implementation of the federally administered health exchange website, Healthcare.gov, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services formally issued regulations on December 12th extending the deadline for signing up via the website for health insurance that would take effect on January 1, 2014.

NAR Comments on FHA Handbook

December 13, 2013: 

On December 13, 2013, NAR President Steve Brown sent a letter to Charles Coulter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing, concerning the draft FHA Single Family Handbook.

Rule on HPML Appraisal Exemptions

December 13, 2013: 

On December 12, 2013, The Federal Reserve Board, along with five other federal regulatory agencies, issued a final rule to exempt a subset of higher priced mortgage loans (HPML) from certain appraisal requirements.

NAR Legislative and Regulatory Year in Review

December 12, 2013: 

The 2013 NAR Legislative and Regulatory Year in Review document gives you a quick overview of the issues NAR tackled in 2013.

Anti-Patent Troll Bill Passes House by Huge Margin

December 6, 2013: 

On Dec. 5, 2013 the U.S. House passed the H.R. 3309 “Innovation Act” aimed at curbing abuses in the patent litigation system.

EPA Issues Water Rule Cost Analysis

December 6, 2013: 

The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have released a cost-benefit analysis in support of their proposed rule to regulate all waters of the U.S. under the Clean water Act.

NAR Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Protect Realtors® from Frivolous Patent Infringement Lawsuits

December 5, 2013: 

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed The Innovation Act of 2013, which will help curb abusive patent litigation and licensing schemes that can hurt REALTORS®.

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