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NAR, as part of the Commercial Properties Coalition, recently filed the latest in a series of comment letters relating to efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate purported lead paint hazards that may arise from renovation and remodeling activities in public and commercial buildings.
On July 14, 2014, HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2014-15 allowing dual agency agreements in FHA pre-foreclosure transactions.
In the House, several committees are holding oversight hearings on the “Waters of the U.S.” proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.
On Tuesday June 17, 2014, the Federal Reserve and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a webinar describing the forthcoming August 2015 changes to loan disclosures and settlement statements.
On June 30, 2014, NAR President Steve Brown sent a letter to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante in support of FHA’s efforts to reduce mortgage insurance premiums for first-time buyers through its Homeowners Armed with Knowledge program, or HAWK.
On June 26, FEMA released guidance related to providing refunds to property owners that overpaid for flood insurance.