2011 NAR President Ron Phipps talks about once again battling government policies that prevent consumers from getting mortgages. He discusses the pitfalls of the qualified residential mortgage (QRM) policy proposal requiring consumers to put 20 percent down to make a mortgage "safe." He also talks about the dangers of the current FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac loan limits set to expire on Sept. 30, and asks REALTORS® to answer the call for action to make them permanent.
Answer the call for action to ensure access to affordable mortgages
Read the press release from June 22, "Realtors® Urge Regulators to Reconsider Narrow QRM Definition"
More about qualified residential mortgage (QRM) and risk retention