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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 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.

January 26, 2015
The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) 50 basis point mortgage insurance premium (MIP) reduction goes into effect.
Topics: FHA
January 23, 2015
On Thursday January 22, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Maryland Attorney General fined two banks for illegal payments for referrals under the guise of marketing and other agreements under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).
January 13, 2015
In a speech to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, January 12, President Obama unveiled new proposals to address how consumers’ personal data is handled
January 12, 2015
In its first act of business in the 114th Congress, on Jan. 7 the House passed H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, by a vote of 416-5.
January 9, 2015
On Jan. 8, 2015, at a speech in Phoenix, AZ attended by NAR President Chris Polychron, President Obama announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) would reduce FHA annual mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) by 50 basis points.
Topics: FHA

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