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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.

Loan Limit Activity

October 11, 2013: 

Sixty-six Members of the House of Representatives weighed in with FHFA Acting Director DeMarco urging him not to lower the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loan limits.

Senators Urge FHFA Not to Change Loan Limits

October 4, 2013: 

13 Senators last week sent a letter to FHFA Acting Director DeMarco urging him not to lower the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loan limits.

NAR Hosts 2013 Valuation Summit

October 4, 2013: 

On Oct. 1, 2013, The National Association of REALTORS® hosted a Valuation Summit in Washington, DC.

Flood Insurance PAG Holds First Meeting

October 4, 2013: 

Earlier this past summer, NAR President Gary Thomas appointed a Presidential Advisory Group (PAG) to investigate the impacts that federal legisation passed last year to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will have on the real estate industry and property owners.

FHA Takes Draw From Treasury

September 27, 2013: 

On September 27th, FHA announced that it would take a $1.7 billion draw from the Treasury to meet their 30-year reserve requirement.

FHA Short Sales Policy Update

September 27, 2013: 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will delay its proposal to prevent dual agency agreements in FHA pre-foreclosure transactions.

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