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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released the 2016 conforming Loan Limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
On Monday, November 16, 2015, FHA released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY 2015 Independent Actuarial Assessment of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.
The House and Senate have approved two six year bills and the differences are currently being ironed out in Conference.
The Department of Energy recently released a report that highlights how residential energy efficiency programs can help make a home's energy efficiency enhancements more visible to buyers, real estate agents, lenders and appraisers.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 363-64 to pass H.R. 22, a 6-year, nearly $340 billion highway and transit bill. The legislation includes an NAR supported amendment (Reps. Neugebauer (R-TX) & Huizenga (R-MI)), which removes from H.R. 22 an extension of higher Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee fees (G-fees).
On October 30, the SEC announced its final vote on Title III of the JOBS Act.
Last week NAR 2015 President Chris Polychron testified before the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee. The hearing focused on H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015," which NAR supports. This legislation includes a number of provisions to ease the sale and purchase of condominiums with FHA mortgage...
The EPA finalized their Clean Power Plan, which seeks to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants.
This week saw some major steps forward in getting condominium reforms within the FHA single family loan guarantee program.
U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet joined National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at an event highlighting small business issues and commercial real estate.