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Washington Report

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.

October 3, 2014
On Sept. 30, 2014, NAR wrote to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Richard Cordray expressing concern that the CFPB's guidance on mini-correspondent lenders realting to the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule not be interpreted in a way that would reduce access to credit by unfairly discriminating against smaller lenders.
October 3, 2014
On Sept. 30, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered Lighthouse Title, a Michigan title insurance agency, to pay $200,000 for illegal referrals under the guise of marketing agreements under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).
September 26, 2014
In June 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued comments clarifying the permitted use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial purposes.
September 26, 2014
On September 26, 2014, NAR President Steve Brown sent a letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack in response to state REALTOR® associations’ concerns about community eligibility for rural housing loans
September 26, 2014
Due to lack of data on actual real-world exposures, EPA has proposed a highly sophisticated alternative “framework” which instead would evaluate the probability that children might someday be exposed to lead paint dangers in a commercial building

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