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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»

NAR Comments on GSE Capital Reserves

Published Friday, June 30, 2017
On June 27, 2017, NAR submitted letters to the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director, U.S. Treasury Secretary, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs and U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, expressing concern related to the scheduled elimination of capital reserves held by Fannie Mae and Freddie more»

House Begins Flood Insurance Markup

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
On June 15, 2017, the House Financial Services Committee began consideration of a series of bills to reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Committee is expected to vote on these bills and then combine them into one package for consideration by the full House. On the first day of the mark up, the Committee approved two of more»

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