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NAR members, including both appraisers and agents, were invited to participate in a stakeholder roundtable with Fannie Mae hosted by NAR in the NAR DC offices.
On July 18th, 2018, NAR hosted its annual Appraisal Summit in Washington DC. The Summit brought together REALTORS® including appraisers and agents, as well as AMCs, government officials, trade associations, and private market entities, to discuss and engage on hot topics in real estate valuation.
NAR released a report summarizing insights gleaned from NAR’s roundtable on reform of the secondary mortgage market.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have proposed changes to regulations implementing the Endangered Species Act.
These modernization goals are practical, attainable, and will improve the ESA's ability to preserve our nation's plants and animals.
The proposed fee would be used to improve USDA and RHS technology for the agency's automated guaranteed loan systems.
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) issued a series of Requests for Information (RFIs) on various agency practices seeking input from the public and outside stakeholders.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled that the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection lacked the authority to bring an enforcement action against a New Jersey company “because its composition violates the Constitution’s separation of powers,” and as a result, terminated the Bureau as a party to the litigation.
The Supreme Court announced its holding in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., a case on internet sales tax fairness, in favor of NAR's position that states should be able to require online sellers to collect/remit sales tax on purchases.
The House voted 213-211 to approve the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (aka the Farm Bill), which included an amendment by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) permanently repealing the 2015 water rule.