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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.

September 13, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission has announced updated fees starting on Oct. 1, 2013, for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.
September 6, 2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released guidelines for how flood insurance rates will be calculated under the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012.
August 30, 2013
The six financial federal regulators [HUD, Fed, FDIC, FHFA, OCC, SEC] responsible for writing and implementing the Qualified Residential Mortgage rule, or "QRM", re-proposed the rule after receiving considerable pushback from NAR, other housing industry groups, consumer groups, and lawmakers.
August 30, 2013
On August 28, 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on the individual shared responsibility provisions, i.e. individual mandate, of the Affordable Care Act.
August 30, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal by a lower court of a lawsuit which claimed that the sale of condominium units in a hotel, together with a “rental management agreement,” constituted the sale of securities.

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