Monthly Archives: May 2015

EPA Finalizes Water Rule

The Final Rule on Waters of the U.S. was released on May 27, 2015. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made several changes to the proposed rule in response to public comments, the final rule still expands federal jurisdiction over … Continue reading

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CFPB hosts RESPA/TILA (TRID) Webinar

On Tuesday May 26, 2015, CFPB and the Federal Reserve Hosted a webinar on RESPA/TILA integration to prepare for the August 2015 implementation. Concerns remain about the rule however CFPB did clarify that pre-approval letters are still viable under the … Continue reading

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NAR Leadership Meet with Secretary Castro

On May 27th, NAR 2016 First Vice President, Elizabeth Mendenhall, represented NAR at a roundtable discussion in Missouri. The roundtable was presented by Congressman Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and featured HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Mendenhall brought up concerns with FHA's condominium rules. … Continue reading

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10 Cheap Ways to Increase a Home’s Value

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REALTORS® Urge CFPB Grace Period for RESPA-TILA

On May 14, 2015, NAR urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to implement a grace period for those seeking to comply in good faith with new rules for loan closing procedures and settlement documents. The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act … Continue reading

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List of FAA-Approved Drone Operators Available on REALTOR.org

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun to issue waivers for some drone operators to legally and commercially operate. Without a waiver from the FAA, commercial use of drones is prohibited. The waivers are issued through Section 333 of the … Continue reading

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Congress Considers Regulatory Reform Bills

Since 2011, when Republicans won a majority in the U.S. House, regulatory reform has been a key plank of the legislative agenda. The broad goals have been to increase transparency and accountability in the rulemaking process. Here are several regulatory … Continue reading

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Powder Rooms That Make a Statement

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine More home owners are turning to the powder room to make a dramatic statement and packing in a lot of design into these often small spaces, according to the 2015 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, … Continue reading

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Hearing on Small Business Capital

On Wednesday, May 13, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing titled "Bridging the Small Business Capital Gap: Peer-to-Peer Lending."  The purpose of the hearing was to examine the rise of peer-to-peer lending platforms that seek to satisfy that … Continue reading

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Realtors® Urge CFPB Grace Period for RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Rule

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2015) – The National Association of Realtors® urges the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to implement a grace period for those seeking to comply in good faith with new rules for loan closing procedures and settlement documents. The … Continue reading

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