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Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs celebrated their 20 millionth loan under the loan guaranty program.
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.
On Oct. 15, 2012, NAR President submitted comments to the CFPB on its loan originator proposed rule.
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.
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.
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.