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 June 6, 2019, the National Flood Insurance Program was extended to September 30, 2019.
Two bills were introduced in the House that would provide for reductions in the fees borrowers pay on FHA-insured mortgages.
NAR, in conjunction with a coalition of real estate groups, submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week on a proposal to expand 5g deployment.
Comments on the North Dakota's request for a waiver of appraiser credentialing requirements must be received by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) on or before July 1, 2019.
As of May 16, 2019, the Department of Veteran's Affairs will require that the ordering of an appraisal related to the VA Home Loan program must have the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) be in "Active or Pending" status.
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.