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2017 Appraisal Summit

Published Saturday, August 5, 2017
On August 2, 2017, the National Association of REALTORS® hosted an Appraisal Summit, focused on the role of Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) and their effect on the appraisal industry. A variety of stakeholders in the appraisal field, including AMCs, lenders, federal regulatory officials, trade association representatives, and REALTOR® agents more»

NAR Supports SBA Cyber Security Bill

Published Saturday, August 5, 2017
On Wednesday, August 2, the Senate Small Business Committee marked up and approved by a voice vote of 19-0 S. 1428, the Small Business Cyber Training Act of 2017, sponsored by Senator Risch (R-ID), with cosponsors Senators Shaheen (D-NH), Kennedy (R-LA), Duckworth (D-IL), and Peters (D-MI). This bipartisan bill would require small business development more»

Senate Health Reform Fails to Advance

Published Saturday, July 29, 2017
In an early morning Friday July 28th vote, the Senate Republican leadership’s so-called “skinny” Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill failed to gather the 50 votes required for passage. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John McCain (R-AZ) sided with Democrats in a 49-51 roll call vote. Released a few hours before more»

NAR Opposes FHA Flood Regulation

Published Saturday, July 29, 2017
On July 26, 2017, NAR, as part of a broad coalition of housing, lending, insurance and consumer groups, opposed a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regulation barring lenders from accepting private flood insurance on FHA insured loans, and urged its immediate reversal. On the same day, NAR wrote the full Senate requesting support and co-sponsorship of S. more»

EPA Releases Rule to Withdraw WOTUS

Published Saturday, July 29, 2017
Fulfilling a portion of an executive order by President Donald Trump, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have released a proposal to rescind the Waters of the United States rule that expanded federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The proposal published in the Federal Register on Thursday, July 28 would nix the 2015 WOTUS rule and more»

NAR Urges FCC to Maintain Net Neutrality

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
NAR filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission on Monday July 17 urging the agency to maintain the Open Internet Order that was put into effect in 2015. This order creates rules establishing network neutrality. The FCC has proposed rolling back those rules and is currently seeking public comment. Net neutrality is shorthand for the concept more»

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»

Community News

NAR Comments on GSE Appraisal Waivers
Saturday, September 16, 2017
HUD Nominee Approved
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Advocates Urge Vote on HUD Nominee
Saturday, September 9, 2017

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