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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has renewed the Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that impose data collection and reporting requirements on title companies involved in certain residential real estate transactions, effective May 16, 2019, through November 11, 2019.
The House Financial Services Committee held a full committee markup and considered legislation aimed at combating money laundering and strengthening laws to better help law enforcement get to individuals who are engaging in illicit financial crimes.
NAR sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee expressing its support for S. 1294, the Broadband Interagency Coordination Act.
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released proposed revisions to the FHA loan-level and annual lender certifications and Defect Taxonomy.
NAR, along with representatives from four local REALTOR® Associations, met with White House and Department of Labor officials Wednesday afternoon to discuss industry’s strong support for the Association Health Plan (AHP) rule.
NAR sent a letter to U.S. Department of Justice supporting an appeal of the ruling issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that struck down parts of the Department of Labor’s final rule on Association Health Plans (AHP).
The Department of Justice has officially filed an appeal to a Federal Court decision that struck down parts of the Association Health Plan rule finalized by the Department of Labor (DOL) last summer.
As authorized by the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may issue investigational subpoenas known as Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) when looking into potential violations of consumer finance laws.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Mortgagee Letter 19-06 clarifying documentation requirements for government entities that provide down payment assistance to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) borrowers.
NAR commented on signed EPA and Dept. of the Army proposed rule revising the definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS).