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On July 30, Wells Fargo and Prospect Mortgage joined a growing number of lending institutions in discontinuing participation in Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs) with real estate agents and brokers.
On Thursday, July 23, NAR participated in the House Unmanned Systems Caucus panel discussion, "Commercial Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems."
On July 21, 2015, NAR along with 8 banking and housing trade groups urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to prevent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees (g-fees) from being used as a source of funding for the extension of transportation programs.
This week, both Houses of Congress took steps to advance the energy debate on Capitol Hill, incluidng energy efficiency.
On July 23, NAR filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office in its Notice of Inquiry regarding visual works.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced that the October 3 start date for the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule is now official.
In remarks before the Senate Banking Committee CFPB Director Cordray offered encouraging words concerning his previous pledge to show great “sensitivity” to good faith efforts to comply with the new Truth in Lending-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rules.
The House Small Business Committee held the hearing "Taking Flight: Small Business Utilization of Unmanned Aircraft," focusing on small businesses and their use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and the potential that the UAS industry has for the small business community.
A bill by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) with bi-partisan support would roll back U.S. EPA's regulation of lead renovation, repair and painting activities in commercial and residential buildings.
NAR filed comments in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposal to delay implementation of the TILA/REPSA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule until October 3, 2015.