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The Secretary mentioned a couple of specific occasional efforts the Department is taking to reduce regulatory burdens on housing and the real estate sector.
NAR sent a letter of support to the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) Chairs for a group of bills, to be marked by the committee, impacting federal policy in credit policy and student loan debt.
FHA published its 2020 loan limits on December 3, 2019. The high cost limit is now at $765,600, while the lowest FHA limit rose to $331,760.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published the 2020 conforming loan limits for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently heard oral arguments in the case brought by a dozen attorneys general (AGs) challenging the Department of Labor (DOL) association health plan (AHP) rule issued in 2018.
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is proposing regulations that would streamline how agencies conduct National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews of major federal actions.
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 4634, the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019,” by a vote of 385-22.This bipartisan bill would reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP) for seven years.
The CFPB has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the TRID/Know Before You Owe (KBYO/TILA-RESPA) mortgage disclosure rule.
On October 11, 2019, NAR provided comments on the Appraisal Standards Board's (ASB) concept paper reforming the evaluation standards in USPAP.
FHA released its annual report to Congress on the financial status of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.