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NAR has prepared a new guide to explain in easy-to-understand language what REALTORS® need to know about the 3.8% tax and health care reform.
Last week the Senate Banking Committee convened a hearing on "Streamlining and Strengthening HUD’s Rental Housing Assistance Programs."
The bipartisan legislation is designed to counter an erroneous Department of Housing and Urban Development interpretive rule that reversed decades of common understanding of RESPA.
Learn the most important takeaways for REALTORS® when it comes to the 3.8% tax that's part of health care reform.
On July 26, 2012, NAR President Moe Veissi submitted comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs)) on the proposed GSE affordable housing goals for 2012-2014.
On July 26, 2012, a coalition of organizations, including NAR, submitted comments to regulators regarding the proposed Basel III capital rules.
On July 9, 2012, NAR President Moe Veissi submitted comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on its outline of proposals for future mortgage servicing rulemaking.
The week of July 16, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the expansion of the Distressed Asset Sale Program (DASP).
The EPA is required to develop regulations that establish lead safe work practices for renovation, repair and painting (RRP) activities for commercial and public buildings, and the date was recently pushed back a second time, to Sept. 15, 2012.
On Monday, July 9, 2012, NAR joined the Consumer Mortgage Banking Project (CMBP) in responding to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) request for additional information and data in developing the Qualified Mortgage (QM) test.