The Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities, and is compiled by NAR's Advocacy Group policy staff. To receive this content via email, subscribe to NAR's Member's Edge newsletter.
In this issue: FHA Extends Anti-Flipping Waiver through 2012; Housing Taxed to Pay-for Extension of Existing Tax, Medicare, and Unemployment Benefits.
In this issue: NFIP Extended Until May 12; NAR President Veissi Meets with FHA; CFPB Issues Second Round of Proposed Closing Documents; CFPB Sets Up Mortgage Complaint Hotline; NTSB Urges States to Ban Use of Electronics While Driving
In this issue: Limited Time to Appeal FHA Loan Limits; NAR Supports Bill for Homeless Children; NAR Supports Making Investor Visa Regional Center Program Permanent; NAR Signs onto Accounting Coalition Letter; House Subcommittee Passes RESPA Home Warranty Clarification Act; Rural Development Announces Fee Changes for Refinance Mortgages.
NAR President Moe Veissi testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the important role of FHA in the marketplace and the FHFA released a summary of the responses received to the Request for Information on enhancing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration’s REO asset disposition strategies announced August 10, 2011.
In this issue: NAR and Other Organizations Support Bill to Level Playing Field for Community Businesses; Bank of America Releases Short Sale Videos.
In this issue: NAR Comments on SEC Concept Release; NAR Supports Covered Bonds Legislation; NAR Supports Loan Flexibility Legislation; Fannie and Freddie Release Details on HARP 2; Freddie Mac Amends Mandatory Short Sale Affidavit Policy; Freddie Mac HomeSteps Winter Sales Promotion; FY11 Audit of FHA is Released; Congress Restores Loan Limits for FHA; Congress Re-extends Flood Insurance to Dec. 16; Legislation Takes on Interstate Sales Tax Collections; Passed Appropriations Bill Prohibits Funding for Implementation of H -2B Regulation.
In this issue of the Washington Report: NAR Shows Support for HOME Program; VA Funding Fee Update.
Washing Report from Oct. 31, 2011: FCC Approves Reforms to Boost Broadband Access; NAR Supports Greater Liquidity for Rural Communities; Obama Administration Expands GSE Refi Program.
In this issue: Senate Passes Loan Limit Extension Amendment; BofA's Equator Requires Current License Information.
In this issue: NAR Supports Credit Union Lending Bill; NAR/ALTA Seek Freddie Short Sale Affidavit Changes; NAR Testifies Before Congress that the Government Plays Valuable Role in Homeownership; Treasury Department Holds Short Sale Outreach Event for Real Estate Professionals.