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FHA Developing New Single Family Housing Policy Handbook

December 5, 2013: 

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is developing a new Single Family Housing Policy Handbook. The handbook will combine prior handbooks, Mortgagee Letters, and Housing Notices into a single policy source.

Realtors® Applaud DeMarco for Heeding Warnings, Leaving GSE Loan Limits As Is

November 26, 2013: 

Realtors® welcome today’s announcement from the Federal Housing Finance Agency that the current limits on conforming loans will remain in effect until further notice.

NAR Testifies for Flood Insurance Affordability Bill

November 21, 2013: 

Before a House subcommittee on Nov. 19, 2013, NAR past president Moe Veissi testified against further implementation of rate increases until FEMA can report to Congress as required by the Biggert-Waters law.

CFPB Issues RESPA/TILA Rule

November 21, 2013: 

On Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013 the CFPB issued the final RESPA/TILA rule.

Baucus Draft Hits Commercial Real Estate

November 21, 2013: 

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released a draft tax reform proposal today, which included several provisions that would affect current tax provisions for commercial real estate in a negative way.

House Committee Approves Patent Troll Fix

November 21, 2013: 

On Nov. 20, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 3309, legislation to deal with the growing problem posed by “patent trolls” bringing frivolous patent infringement litigation.

Realtors® Support Revamped Mortgage Disclosure Form

November 20, 2013: 

Realtors® applaud new rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will help home buyers receive timely, accurate, and easy-to-understand information about their mortgage loan before closing.

Realtors® Demand Immediate Relief for Homeowners Impacted by Unforeseen and Exponential Increases in Flood Insurance Premiums

November 19, 2013: 

As the leading advocate for private property rights and housing issues, NAR strongly supports maintaining access to affordable flood insurance.

Health Care Reform: A Guide to Your Coverage Options

November 19, 2013: 

Key aspects of the major health insurance reform law enacted three years ago take effect as early as Oct. 1 and it’s important for you to know what parts of the law affect you as a real estate professional.

Health Care Reform: A Guide to Your Coverage Options

November 18, 2013: 

If you’re one of the approximately 48 million Americans without health insurance, the time to look at your options and make a decision for 2014 is right around the corner. The law gives you a number of ways to get coverage and also makes resources available to you through your state and the federal government.

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