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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.

Analysis: Federal Regulations Have Significant Negative Economic Impact

September 7, 2012: 

According to a macro-economic analysis commissioned by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), federal regulations have a significant and adverse impact on the American economy.

FTC Issues Guidance for Mobile Apps on Privacy and Truth-in-Advertising Laws

September 7, 2012: 

On Sept. 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released non-binding guidance for mobile app developers intended to help them navigate privacy and truth-in-advertising principles as they develop and market apps.

NAR Reviews Reforms Proposed to Critical Habitat Designations

September 4, 2012: 

Proposed changes to the role and timing of economic impact analyses during the process of designating critical habitat for an endangered species may have unintended economic impacts on adjacent communities.

NAR Comments on RESPA/TILA Proposal to Change APR

September 4, 2012: 

NAR submitted comments on a small part of the 1,100 page RESPA/TILA harmonization regulatory proposal seeking to change the annual percentage rate or APR calculation. 

FHFA Announces New Short Sale Guidance

August 24, 2012: 

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be issuing new guidelines to enhance and streamline the short sale process.

CFPB Issues Proposed Rule on Mortgage Servicing

August 24, 2012: 

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a proposed rule covering a number of mortgage servicing topics.

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