The Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities, and is compiled by NAR's Advocacy Group policy staff. To receive this content via email, subscribe to NAR's Member's Edge newsletter.
On February 27 the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a pilot program to be operated by Fannie Mae to sell nearly 2500 foreclosed properties in six hard hit foreclosure states for the purpose of providing rental housing.
Starting March 20th and 22nd, 2012, the Treasury Department, in collaboration with the National Association of REALTORS®, will hold Making Home Affordable “Help for Homeowners” outreach events in California.
As part of an historic “Flood the Hill” coalition of real estate, construction, financial services, insurance, consumer, taxpayer and environmental groups, NAR stepped up pressure on Congress to pass the 5-year Flood Insurance Reauthorization Bill.
The Senate approved a 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program under an agreement between Senators Reid and Vitter.
The health care legislation enacted in 2013 included a new tax that was designed to affect upper income taxpayers.
This week, the 2012 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) President, Moe Veissi, submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) proposed rule amending Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) per Dodd-Frank.
On Tuesday February 21, 2012 the Federal Housing Finance Agency released a blueprint for further reforms of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs).
On February 15, 2012, the National Association of REALTORS® met with representatives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises or GSEs), and GSE regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Administration, toidentify issues impeding the short sale process.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a 42 page outline of issues to be considered in crafting the underlying RESPA/TILA regulations to govern a harmonized RESPA/TILA form set.