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NAR Signs onto Credit Scoring Coalition Letter

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
On July 19, 2017, NAR signed onto an industry coalition letter in support of the “Credit Score Competition Act,” introduced by Senators Scott (R-SC) and Warner (D-VA). The legislation would instruct Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to utilize newer, more predictive and inclusive credit models, which will responsible expand access to mortgage financing more»

Commercial NFIP Priorities Sent to Senate

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017
On July 14, NAR, in coalition with other commercial real estate trade groups, sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, providing them with a list of ways the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can be improved to be more responsive and effective for commercial real estate. The Senate Banking Committee is currently more»

Health Care Agency Request for Information

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017
NAR commented on a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information regarding the regulatory environment surrounding the individual and small group health insurance markets. A division of the Department of Health and Human Services, CMS was provided useful evidence on NAR’s unique self-employed and small business membership more»

NAR Comments on FHFA "Duty to Serve" Rule

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017
On July 10, 2017 NAR submitted comments to the FHFA regarding the Agency's proposed “Duty to Serve Underserved Markets” Plans. Ensuring the continued availability of affordable mortgage credit to all qualified borrowers is an obligation of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Without the affirmative obligation of either of the Enterprises to more»

NAR Comments on Energy Regulations

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017
NAR submitted comments on the most burdensome regulations issued by the Department of Energy. In response to a Request for Information (RFI) on burdensome regulations, NAR, in its letter, outlined the regulatory burdens posed to the real estate sector by the Home Energy Performance Score and the Property Assessed Clean Energy Program. NAR welcomes the more»

CFPB Final Rule Clear on Ability to Share Closing Disclosures

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
On July 7, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the final rule amending the “Know Before You Owe” (KBYO or TRID) mortgage disclosure rule. As advocated for by NAR, the final rule clarifies the ability to share the Closing Disclosure (CD) with third parties - a victory for real estate professionals nationwide. As more»

NAR Joins Coalition to Preserve Net Neutrality

Published Friday, June 30, 2017
NAR has joined a coalition of businesses and public interest groups working to preserve Open Internet rules—also known as network neutrality. NAR together with tech companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon and main street companies like Walmart have joined together to advocate for preserving net neutrality. The coalition will work at the Federal more»

NAR Submits Statement on Housing Finance Reform

Published Friday, June 30, 2017
On June 29, 2017, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs held its first or several hearings of the year on housing finance reform. The hearing, entitled “Principles of Housing Finance Reform” consisted of three witness panelists from the Mortgage Bankers Association, Housing Policy Counsel of the Financial Services more»

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