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NAR is pleased the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) included a real estate professional -- the co-founder of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) -- in its 25 member Consumer Advisory Board.
According to a macro-economic analysis commissioned by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), federal regulations have a significant and adverse impact on the American economy.
On Sept. 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released non-binding guidance for mobile app developers intended to help them navigate privacy and truth-in-advertising principles as they develop and market apps.
Proposed changes to the role and timing of economic impact analyses during the process of designating critical habitat for an endangered species may have unintended economic impacts on adjacent communities.
NAR submitted comments on a small part of the 1,100 page RESPA/TILA harmonization regulatory proposal seeking to change the annual percentage rate or APR calculation.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be issuing new guidelines to enhance and streamline the short sale process.