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The Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill contained a provision which prohibits HUD, FHA, or Ginnie Mae's involvement in the eminent domain scheme developed by Mortgage Resolution Partners and considered by more than a dozen municipalities across the country.
On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development held a hearing entitled, “Inequality, Opportunity, and the Housing Market.”
On December 11, 2014 NAR held a webinar on changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
On December 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its 2015 Loan Limits.
On December 8, 2014, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released details on new mortgage product offerings that will provide access to qualified borrowers able to put down at least 3%.
On November 18, 2014 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Reserve held their fourth webinar on changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.