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Real Estate Services Update

The Real Estate Services (RES) Update is designed to keep diversified real estate firms and their agents informed about issues affecting 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.

June 20, 2014
On Friday, June 20th, the House Financial Services Committee approved Rep. Randy Neugebauer’s (R-TX) TRIA Reauthorization bill, H.R. 4871, by a vote of 32 to 27.
June 20, 2014
On June 18, 2014, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released two Mortgagee Letters on the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program.
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June 13, 2014
On Monday, June 9, 2014, The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3211, "The Mortgage Choice Act" which addresses discrimination in the calculation of fees and points under the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule.
June 6, 2014
On Thursday, June 5, 2014, NAR submitted comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) proposal to implement a limited cure provision for loans that exceed the 3% cap on fees and points under the Qualified Mortgage (QM) safe harbor.
June 6, 2014
On June 6, 2014, NAR President Steve Brown submitted comments to five federal agencies in response to a proposed rule on minimum requirements for appraisal management companies (AMCs).

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