NAR President Steve Brown and NAR Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello discuss REALTORS' legislative priorities as Congress returns for its last four weeks before the 2014 elections.
NAR has been working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help guide the agency’s efforts to identify lead paint hazards in remodeling activities in commercial buildings.
FEMA has updated THE manual which insurance companies use to write flood insurance policies. The comprehensive manual provides answers to just about any question a REALTOR® or REALTOR® Association staffer may have regarding flood insurance, ranging from how condos are treated to rate tables as revised by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act enacted earlier this year.
On August 26, 2014, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued its final rule to eliminate post-payment interest charges on FHA-insured single family mortgages.
NAR President Steve Brown shares several guiding principles that will continue to ensure access to affordable mortgage credit from these two housing finance companies.
Congress has adjourned for the rest of the summer, but that isn’t stopping REALTORS® from staying in touch with our representatives.
On August 15, 2014,The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released a Request for Input on its Strategic Plan for 2015-2019
FEMA has announced a redesign of their Map Service Center (MSC).
On Aug. 8, 2014, NAR President Steve Brown provided comments to the U.S. Department of Treasury in response to a request for Public Input on Development of Responsible Private Label Securities (PLS) Market.
On Aug. 12, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a consent agreement and $19.3 million in fines under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and other laws with Amerisave Mortgage Corporation, its affiliate, Novo Appraisal Management Company, and the owner of both companies, Patrick Markert.