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Nation: NAR Endorses Carson

On Thursday, January 12th, Dr. Ben Carson testified before the Senate Banking Committee as the nominee for the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. During the hearing, Dr. Carson defended the critical role of the FHA mortgage insurance program. He also spoke about the importance of the American Dream of homeownership. Following… Continue reading Nation: NAR Endorses Carson

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Nation: Student Loan Debt Hurting Home Sales

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who could be Hillary Clinton’s Vice President nominee, told Realtors in Washington, DC she is tackling the student loan debt with the introduction of “The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act,” S. 2432, which would help make repayments more manageable by allowing borrowers to refinance student loans. She is a member… Continue reading Nation: Student Loan Debt Hurting Home Sales

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NAR Supports FHA Solvency Act

The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing last week on S. 1376, the "FHA Solvency Act of 2013," introduced by Senators Johnson (D-SD) and Crapo (R-ID). This bill provides promotes FHA’s financial solvency with common sense financial reforms, while still retaining FHA’s critical historic mission. The bill is very similar to legislation that passed the… Continue reading NAR Supports FHA Solvency Act