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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.

House Committee Begins Review of FHA

February 8, 2013: 

The House Financial Services Committee held the first in a series of hearings on the State of the FHA single-family mortgage insurance program.

NAR Supports Senators' Efforts to Help Homeowners Refinance Into Lower Interest Rates

February 8, 2013: 

On Thursday, Feb. 7th, The Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act of 2013 was introduced by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in an effort to remove the barriers preventing many Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac borrowers from refinancing their loans to the lowest rate possible.

CFPB Finalizes Loan Originator Rules

February 8, 2013: 

On Jan. 20, 2013, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a final rule on Loan Originator Compensation as part of implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.

HUD Announces Changes to FHA

February 1, 2013: 

On Jan. 30, 2013, the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante announced a series of changes to be issued this week that manage risk and further strengthen the heath of FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund).

NAR Launches Privacy Education Page

January 25, 2013: 

Your clients share a great deal of sensitive personal information with you—it is important to your business to properly protect that data and NAR has created resources to help.

Justices Hear Oral Arguments in Property Rights Case

January 18, 2013: 

On Jan. 15, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District.

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