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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.

VA Reaches 20 Million Loans

October 26, 2012: 

Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs celebrated their 20 millionth loan under the loan guaranty program.

NAR Participates in National Association of Home Builders 5th Appraisal Summit

October 26, 2012: 

George S. Wonica, a broker/appraiser/manager for Wonica Realtors & Appraisers in Staten Island, participated in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Residential Real Estate Appraisal Summit on Oct. 24, 2012.

NAR Submits Comments on CFPB's Proposed Seller Financing Rules

October 19, 2012: 

On Oct. 15, 2012, NAR President submitted comments to the CFPB on its loan originator proposed rule.

National Research Council Releases Study on Disaster Resiliency

October 19, 2012: 

In its recent report Disaster Resiliency: A National Imperative, the NRC recommends investment in risk reduction through insurance and other financial instruments that enhance resilience by encouraging mitigation of properties and infrastructure.

Fannie Mae Updates Online Offers System, Offer Process

October 19, 2012: 

In response to requests from listing brokers and the real estate professional community, Fannie Mae has made several enhancements to its REO offer process to make it easier to do business with them.

Funding Flowing for Rural Housing Loans

October 12, 2012: 

Since Congress did not pass a FY2013 budget, and instead the government is working under a Continuing Resolution, funding for some programs has been slow.

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