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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.

Fannie Mae Streamlines Condo Approval

November 14, 2014: 

On Nov. 10, 2014, Fannie Mae published an update to its lender selling guide to improve and streamline its condo project approval process.

VA Exceptions to Allowable Fees

November 14, 2014: 

On Nov. 7, 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued new guidance that allows veterans to negotiate the payment of wood destroying insect inspection fees in select southern and western states.

NAR Submits Comments on FHFA’s Proposed Affordable Housing Goals

November 7, 2014: 

On Oct. 28, 2014, NAR President Steve Brown submitted comments on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) proposed rule to establish housing goals for the GSEs for 2015-2017.

CFPB's 4th RESPA/TILA Webinar

November 7, 2014: 

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Reserve will hold their 4th webinar on changes to the Real Estate Settlment Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA).

Regulators Finalize QRM Rule

October 31, 2014: 

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.

EPA: Withdraw The Water Rule

October 31, 2014: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (The Corps) have issued a proposed regulation that would place more water bodies under federal authority, which would result in more property rights violations, more time consuming and expensive permits, more regulatory red tape, and less economic development in communities across the country. 

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