Monthly Archives: July 2015

Highway Bill Passes U.S. Senate

On July 30, 2015, the U.S. Senate passed a short-term highway and transit bill, which extends authority through October 29, 2015, but replenishes the Highway Trust Fund into December 2015. The U.S. House passed the measure the previous day and … Continue reading

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HFSC Passes TRID Bill

On July 29, 2015, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 3192 (Rep. Hill, R-AR), which would delay the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) enforcement of the new Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act … Continue reading

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NAR Supports Increased HOME Funding

NAR joined more than 1,500 national, state and local organizations and municipalities in a letter to Congressional leaders urging incrased funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) program.  Using a formula, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) … Continue reading

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Take a Peek Inside Houses From Around the World

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NAR Participates in House UAS Panel

On Thursday, July 23, NAR participated in the House Unmanned Systems Caucus panel discussion, "Commercial Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems."  Representing NAR on the panel was Andrew Barbar, 2015 Flo president of Florida REALTORS® and the 2014 Chairman of NAR's … Continue reading

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NAR Signs onto G-fee Letter

On July 21, 2015, NAR along with 8 banking and housing trade groups urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to prevent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees (g-fees) from being used as a … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Energy Bills Introduced in Congress

This week, both Houses of Congress took steps to advance the energy debate on Capitol Hill, incluidng energy efficiency.  Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and ranking member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released a draft energy bill, … Continue reading

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CFPB Makes October 3 Official Start of TRID

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced that the October 3 start date for the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule is now official. The original implementation date of August 1 was delayed after NAR and other industry groups pointed … Continue reading

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6 Misperceptions About Home Staging

By Patti Stern, PJ & Co. Staging and Interior Decorating Staging your home involves creating an environment that house hunters can envision themselves living in and can help to facilitate a speedy sale and for top dollar. Quite simply, if … Continue reading

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CFPB: Early TRID Enforcement Won’t Be Punitive

In remarks before the Senate Banking Committee on July 15 CFPB Director Cordray offered encouraging words concerning his previous pledge to show great “sensitivity” to good faith efforts to comply with the new Truth in Lending-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rules.   … Continue reading

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