Monthly Archives: April 2016

NAR Letter on ADA Website Accessibility

On April 29, 2016, NAR President Tom Salomone sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking for guidance regarding the application of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to a business’ website.  A number of … Continue reading

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USDA reduces FY 2017 Guaranteed Loan Fees

On April 28, 2016, the US Department of Agriculture announced the FY 2017 fees for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, which reflects a major reduction from FY 2016 levels. Beginning October 16, 2016, the upfront guarantee fee for … Continue reading

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Future TRID Rulemaking from CFPB

On April 28, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is drafting a notice of proposed rulemaking on the Know Before You Owe rule, also known as “TRID.”  Since the Know Before You Owe rule went into … Continue reading

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Judge the Landscape Beyond Just Curb Appeal

Submitted by OPEI   Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SNJHomes

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Senate Passes Energy Bill

This week, the Senate passed S. 2012, the U.S. Energy Modernization Act, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA).  Two provisions in the bill relate specifically to the real estate sector: (1) The SAVE Act would allow … Continue reading

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Letter Supporting HAWK Counseling Program

In 2014, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed the Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK) program.  HAWK was designed to reduce mortgage insurance premiums for first-time buyers who complete a series of homeownership counseling sessions.  However, before it … Continue reading

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Evidence Points to Improving TRID Landscape

2016 Nar President Tom Salomone acknowledges the improvements to the Realtor® industry since the TILA-RESPA Disclosure Rule implementation. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SNJHomes

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist by Terrys Fabrics. . The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist by Terrys Fabrics. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SNJHomes

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NAR Submits Comments on FHFA "Duty to Serve" Rule

On March 17, 2016 NAR submitted comments in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s proposed "Duty to Serve" rule.  The rule is intended to facilitate a secondary market for mortgages on residential properties in specified underserved markets. NAR's comments … Continue reading

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What’s In, What’s Out for 2016? Share Your Insights!

Are brass finishes back in or out? Is granite fading in popularity to quartz? We want to hear from you! Tell us about some of the latest trends you are noticing in home design for 2016, as well as which ones … Continue reading

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