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NAR sent a letter urging the U.S. Treasury to revisit changes to the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements (PSPAs) and to move forward on Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) reform.
NAR formally requested HUD to include appraisers and their representatives in meetings of the Interagency Task Force on Property Assessment Valuation Equity.
Senator Mike Lee submitted an amendment to the proposed bi-partisan infrastructure bill (S. 2441) requesting guarantee fees (g-fees) be dropped as a pay-for.
The Environmental Protection Agency will host listening sessions to inform their efforts on revising definition of the "waters of the United States" (WOTUS).
NAR's policy opposes the use of g-fees for non-housing investments and using the fee as a tax on middle-income ownership.
SBA announced they will open a new online portal on August 4, 2021 for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers to directly apply forgiveness.
In a statement to Congress, NAR highlighted the challenges housing providers have faced from the eviction moratorium, in addition to the issues Americans have had accessing the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
The Association Health Plans Act of 2021 would allow associations to offer group health insurance comparable to that of large employers. Check out the details.
After meeting with the FHFA Director, NAR sent a thank you letter outlining its priorities and opportunities for the FHFA to better support the housing market.
The FHFA announced that it would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to drop a 50 basis point fee on mortgage refinances that had been in place since last fall.
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