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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.

Brown Talks FHA at White House

July 18, 2014: 

NAR President Steve Brown was at the White House on Friday, July 18, to celebrate the Federal Housing Administration’s 80-year anniversary.

HUD to Allow Dual Agency Agreements in FHA Pre-foreclosure Transactions

July 15, 2014: 

On July 14, 2014, HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2014-15 allowing dual agency agreements in FHA pre-foreclosure transactions.

NAR Testifies Against Expanded Clean Water Act Regulations

July 11, 2014: 

In the House, several committees are holding oversight hearings on the “Waters of the U.S.” proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Fed-CFPB RESPA-TILA Webinar

July 11, 2014: 

On Tuesday June 17, 2014, the Federal Reserve and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a webinar describing the forthcoming August 2015 changes to loan disclosures and settlement statements.

NAR Applauds Confirmation of Castro as HUD Secretary

July 10, 2014: 

The National Association of REALTORS® commends the U.S. Senate for approving the nomination of Mayor Julian Castro to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Realtors® Applaud Confirmation of Castro as HUD Secretary

July 9, 2014: 

The National Association of Realtors® commends the U.S. Senate today for approving the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

NAR Comments on FHA HAWK

July 3, 2014: 

On June 30, 2014, NAR President Steve Brown sent a letter to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante in support of FHA’s efforts to reduce mortgage insurance premiums for first-time buyers through its Homeowners Armed with Knowledge program, or HAWK.

FEMA Releases Refund Guidance

July 3, 2014: 

On June 26, FEMA released guidance related to providing refunds to property owners that overpaid for flood insurance.

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