Monthly Archives: March 2015

National Experts to Convene at NAR on Credit Access

Credit scoring companies like Fair Isaac Corp. and VantageScore have started exploring the use of non-traditional measurements such as rental payment and utility payment histories to help create a broader credit picture for potential home buyers who don’t have deep … Continue reading

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5 Golden Rules to Home Staging on a Budget

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3% Cap Bill Passes Committee

On Thursday, March 26, 2015 The House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 685, “The Mortgage Choice Act” with bipartisan support after an intense effort by NAR and coalition partners.   The Committee vote was 43-12. The legislation to reduce discrimination against … Continue reading

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Video Highlights Impact of Patent Trolls on Businesses

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing entitled “Protecting American Innovators and Job Creators from Abusive Patent Litigation.” As part of his opening statement, Chairman Bob Goodlatte showed … Continue reading

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Draft Data Breach Bill Passes Subcommittee

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade approved a discussion draft bill entitled “The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015.” The draft bill seeks to establish a single federal … Continue reading

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FAA Expands UAV Waiver Provision

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has updated its waiver policy for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations. Commercial UAS flight is prohibited in the US without a waiver from the FAA. The new policy, announced March 24, allows operators with … Continue reading

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NAR RESPA/TILA March Webinar

On Thursday March 19, 2015  NAR held another webinar on changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The webinar featured noted … Continue reading

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How to Update a Kitchen to Attract Buyers

By Patti Stern, PJ & Co. Staging and Interior Decorating Kitchens are more important than ever when it comes to influencing buyers’ perceptions of a home as well as the perceived value. Some home owners make it a priority to … Continue reading

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NAR RESPA/TILA March Webinar

On Thursday March 19, 2015  NAR held another webinar on changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The webinar featured noted … Continue reading

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Special ACA Open Enrollment Period

On February 20th, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency charged with administering the Affordable Care Act’s federal health insurance exchange, announced a special federal exchange enrollment period for people who are surprised to find … Continue reading

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