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NAR joined industry partners in urging the NEC and Treasury along with the Fed and FHFA to address short-term issues that have led to unnecessarily high rates.
NAR joined industry partners in urging the Federal Reserve to take actions to provide more stability for the mortgage backed securities (MBS) market in order to ease upward pressure on long-term rates.
NAR urges HUD and FHA to consider policy actions that would unlock a portion of inventory for buyers with FHA-insured loans.
NAR has submitted comments on the EPA's proposed regulations to strengthen requirements for the removal of lead-based paint dust in homes and childcare facilities built before 1978.
This legislation creates a safe harbor for financial institutions in states that have legalized cannabis to accept funds derived from cannabis businesses. Learn more.
NAR is working hard to ensure that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is reauthorized on time, as a lapse would delay the issuance of new flood insurance policies during hurricane season.
NAR joined a coalition letter urging regulators to consider benefits of certain aspects of the Veteran Affairs' (VA) Tidewater process for reconsiderations of value (ROVs).
Check out NAR's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheet about recent updates to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Safeguards Rule, which took effect on June 9, 2023.
H.R. 5419 would harmonize the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) with the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) so that direct sellers and qualified real estate agents are consistently defined as independent contractors across both statutes.
The ROV process is critical for consumers to raise questions about potential errors or omissions in an appraisal and fundamental to confidence in the process. Check out NAR's comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the bank regulators.
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