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NAR wrote to the Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation urging it to revise the real property appraiser qualification criteria to require fair housing and valuation bias training for both qualifying and continuing education.
In a letter to the Administration and federal agencies, housing provider groups stressed that there are already myriad state and local laws and regulations placed on lease terms, eviction proceedings, and housing provider responsibilities.
NAR applauds the House Financial Services Committee for exploring the current housing market and the problems that are plaguing many borrowers trying to obtain homeownership.
The letter focuses on the topic of renters' rights and responsibilities.
The SECURE Notarization Act would allow for the immediate nationwide use of remote online notarization (RON) technology, with appropriate safeguards to ensure strong nationwide consumer protections.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is in the process of their decennial review of the “Franchise Rule.” Learn more.
NAR provided comments to the FHA on several key issues impacting the industry, including mortgage insurance premium reduction, appraisal, and spot loan requirements.
PPP loans provided a temporary source of income for real estate professionals, including independent contractors and the self-employed.
NAR spoke about priorities and gaps for tenant protections and owner needs, including specifically when it comes to challenges like the pandemic.
Allowing the FHA to modify the mortgages of distressed homeowners to a monthly payment that they can meet with a moderately longer amortization helps to support both homeownership and stability of the market.
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