The Real Estate Services (RES) Update is designed to keep diversified real estate firms and their agents informed about issues impacting their businesses. This monthly newsletter includes legislative and regulatory updates, news on industry trends, and the latest information on NAR activities as they affect diversified real estate firms.
On Dec. 5, 2014, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its 2015 Loan Limits.
On Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, FHA released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY 2014 Independent Actuarial Assessment of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.
On Nov. 10, 2014, Fannie Mae published an update to its lender selling guide to improve and streamline its condo project approval process.
After three years of strong opposition from NAR, congressional leaders, and consumer and industry groups, the six financial regulators released the final version of the long-awaited qualified residential mortgage (QRM) rule.
On Wednesday October 29, 2014 NAR submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on changes to the Real Estate Settlment Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) rule. CFPB has proposed giving lenders a full day to redisclouse the loan estimate when the loan is locked in.
On Oct. 13, 2014, NAR submitted comments on the Federal Housing Finance Agencies proposal to create a Single Security that could be guaranteed by either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises or GSEs).