On March 19, 2014, President Steve Brown wrote a letter to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) about the significant drops in loan limits in some areas with revised Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) determinations.
On March 20, 2014, NAR President Steve Brown submitted comments on the Federal Housing Finance Agencies (FHFA) request for information on lowering the loan purchase limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) listened to NAR in producing the new RESPA/TILA rule.
The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP).
NAR President Steve Brown met with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the head of the National Economic Council on the reform of the secondary mortgage market.
In this short video, NAR Senior Policy Representative Austin Perez explains how the bill will impact the flood insurance rates paid by homeowners.
NAR Senior Policy Representative Austin Perez and NAR Legislative Policy Representative Erin Stackley discuss the impact that the new flood insurance law will have on commercial properties.
On March 12, the House Judiciary Committee held a full committee hearing on "Exploring Alternative Solutions on the Internet Sales Tax Issue." During the hearing, Members on the committee and the witnesses, who included a representative from shopping mall owners/operators, tax attorneys, and former U.S.
On March 13, 2014, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a proposed rule to eliminate Federal Housing Administration (FHA) post-payment interest charges. The policy change would prohibit mortgagees from charging borrowers interest on their home mortgages for days or weeks after a principal balance pay-off. The proposed rule will align HUD policy with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Final Qualified Mortgage Rule.
Some NAR members have received communications from servicers, such as Bank of America, that dual agency is not allowed in FHA short sales transactions. This is not correct.