Monthly Archives: May 2017

Make That Home Greener: Energy-Efficient Mortgages

By Michele DiGirolamo, Guest Contributor from MoneyGeek.com  If you’re in the market for a new home, there’s a way to save the environment and some cash at the same time: Consider a “green” mortgage. An energy-efficient mortgage (EEM), the umbrella … Continue reading

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NAR Opposes USDA Reorganization

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided a report to Congress proposing their reorganization. The new plan creates an Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agriculture Affairs. However, it also eliminates the Under Secretary of Rural Development, a department … Continue reading

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Hearing Held on PHH v. CFPB

On May 24, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in the case of PHH Corp. v. CFPB. The court examined whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) single director structure is unconstitutional and … Continue reading

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House Releases Flood Insurance Bill

On May 25, 2017, the House Financial Services Committee released portions of draft legislation to reauthorize and reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The program is up for reauthorization on September 30. The committee has released six sections spanning … Continue reading

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May 2017 GAD Briefing

Download (PDF 2.43MB) These are the presentation slides from the GAD Briefing on May 16, 2017 at the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC.  Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: … Continue reading

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Monday Minute – Week of May 22, 2017

Both the Senate and House are in session this week, but the focus will be in the House where a few issues of importance to REALTORS® will be discussed. The Financial Services Committee has a hearing tentatively scheduled for May … Continue reading

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Infographic: How to Stage a Home on a Budget

Provided by Principal Homebuyers   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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Internal News Service Special Report

NAR Reaffirms Support of Project Upstream The NAR Board of Directors voted to continue its support of Upstream, the technology developed to give brokers and agents a better way to manage their listing data and direct its distribution to MLSs, … Continue reading

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Is Mortgage-Interest Deduction the Best Way?

Published in Wall Street Journal Regarding your editorial “Houses of Lobbyists” (May 6): Buying a home isn’t the only way to build a nest egg, but middle-class families can’t get a $200,000 bank loan to invest in stocks. They can, … Continue reading

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HUD Secretary Carson Highlights Possible Improvements to Homeownership Programs

HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the Regulatory Issues Forum at the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON (May 16, 2017) — Potential homebuyers have a lot to contend with from tight credit and … Continue reading

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