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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.

March 4, 2015
On March 2, 2015, The Federal Housing Finance Agency enhanced requirements for sales of non-performing loans by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs).
February 27, 2015
On Feb. 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new "net neutrality" rules, which gives the Commission strong legal authority to regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past and restrict their power to control download speeds on the web.
February 27, 2015
On Feb. 26, 2015, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing titled “Update: Patent Demand Letter Practices and Solutions.” Vince Malta, NAR’s 2015 Liaison for Law and Policy, testified on behalf of NAR and the United for Patent Reform Coalition, a diverse group of American businesses committed to curbing patent abuses.
February 6, 2015
On Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, H.R. 685 "The Mortgage Choice Act" was introduced in the House of Representatives.
February 6, 2015
On Feb. 5, 2014, U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), re-introduced the Innovation Act — the same patent reform legislation that passed in 2013.

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