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Government Affairs: Nation

March 11, 2019 Coalition on GSE Reforms NAR, along with 27 other industry groups, recently sent a letter to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director Otting outlining administrative reforms to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that prioritize preserving access and affordability in the mortgage market. The letter was developed after months of collaboration on… Continue reading Government Affairs: Nation

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Government Affairs Update: Nation

      February 20, 2019 NAR Defends AHPs Since the new Congress began, a number of Congressional Committees have held health care related hearings focused on issues ranging from pre-existing conditions to short-term health plans. In some of these hearings, the matter of Association Health Plans (AHPs) has come up, which NAR through its… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Nation

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Government Affairs Update: Nation

      February 7, 2019 NAR Pushes for Condo Rules On Wednesday, January 30, NAR President John Smaby strongly urged U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Carson to release the long-awaited final Federal Housing Administration (FHA) condominium rules. For the past several years, NAR has been advocating for a revision of… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Nation

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Government Affairs Update: National

January 25, 2019   NAR Releases 2019 Advocacy Agenda Based on the Federal Issues Survey results, and the current climate in Congress and the Administration, NAR has created its 2019 Federal Advocacy Agenda. The agenda includes the following topics: federal taxes and real estate, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), association health plans (AHP), access to credit,… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: National

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Government Affairs Update: National

January 11, 2019 NAR Helps Secure FEMA Reversal In a critical win for home sales while the partial shutdown of the federal government is ongoing, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will issue and renew flood insurance policies, reversing a controversial ruling the agency released earlier this week. "FEMA and the Administration deserve credit for hearing our concerns… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: National

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Governmental Affairs National Update: NAR Participates in BCFP Round Table; FHFA Ends Single Family Rental Program

NATION NAR Participates in BCFP Roundtable Earlier this month, NAR participated in an Industry Roundtable Discussion at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) with Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, newly named Deputy Director Brian Johnson, and other high-level Bureau staff. NAR joined other consumer, banking, and lending trade associations in discussing the recent Requests for… Continue reading Governmental Affairs National Update: NAR Participates in BCFP Round Table; FHFA Ends Single Family Rental Program

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National Update: USDA Proposes Tech Fee for Lenders

On July 13, 2018, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service (RHS) put out a notice for comment on a proposed guarantee underwriting user fee to be charged to lenders for use of the RHS automated guaranteed loan system. The fee would be used to improve USDA and RHS technology for the loan… Continue reading National Update: USDA Proposes Tech Fee for Lenders

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National Update: Endangered Species Act Reforms

Members of the Congressional Western Caucus in the House of Representatives unveiled an Endangered Species Act (ESA) modernization package that will provide important reforms to some of the problematic components of the Act. The ESA needs to be modernized in order to better protect species, and to treat property owners, states, and localities as partners… Continue reading National Update: Endangered Species Act Reforms