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Washington Report

The Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities, and is compiled by NAR's Government Affairs policy staff. To receive this content via email, subscribe to NAR's Weekly Report newsletter and check the "legislative & regulatory issues" box.

Obamacare Regulations Recognize Agents as Non-Employees

April 11, 2014: 

Recently released final regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) recognize “qualified real estate agents” as non-employees for purposes of the “Shared Responsibility for Employers” provisions of the new health care law.

Senate Introduces TRIA Reauthorization Bill

April 11, 2014: 

On Thursday, Apr. 10th, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), currently set to expire at the end of 2014, for seven more years.

Twitter CFA Urges Patent Litigation Reform

April 4, 2014: 

On April 1, NAR launched its first ever Twitter call for action.

NAR Letter on FHA Premiums

April 4, 2014: 

On April 2, 2014, President Steve Brown sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with concerns about the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) high annual mortgage insurance premiums and mortgage insurance that is required for the life of the loan.

NAR President Meets with FEMA

April 4, 2014: 

NAR President Steve Brown met with the Director of the National Flood Insurance Program on April 1, 2014 to discuss issues related to implementing the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) that was recently signed into law.

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