Monthly Archives: June 2017

NAR Joins Coalition to Preserve Net Neutrality

NAR has joined a coalition of businesses and public interest groups working to preserve Open Internet rules—also known as network neutrality. NAR together with tech companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon and main street companies like Walmart have joined together … Continue reading

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NAR Submits Statement on Housing Finance Reform

On June 29, 2017, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs held its first or several hearings of the year on housing finance reform. The hearing, entitled “Principles of Housing Finance Reform” consisted of three witness panelists from … Continue reading

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NAR Comments on GSE Capital Reserves

On June 27, 2017, NAR submitted letters to the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director, U.S. Treasury Secretary, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs and U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, expressing concern … Continue reading

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Monday Minute – Week of June 26, 2017

Both the Senate and House are in session this week and will be focusing on several issues of importance to REALTORS®.  The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies will meet on "Agriculture Appropriations" — which covers … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning a Bathtub (Based on the Type of Tub)

Contributed by TheHandyNest.com A dirty and filthy bathtub with spots and scratches is hardly a relaxing sight. It can also act as a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Here we will be talking about some of the best ways on … Continue reading

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Realtors® Highlight Flood Insurance Concerns as House Committee Finalizes Key Markup

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2017) – The House Financial Services Committee today concluded a markup on multiple pieces of legislation to reauthorize and reform the National Flood Insurance Program. Following is a statement from National Association of Realtors ® President William … Continue reading

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Monday Minute – Week of June 19, 2017

Both the Senate and House are in session this week. The House Financial Services Committee will continue its markup of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) legislation on Wednesday, June 21. Both the House and the Senate will hold subcommittee … Continue reading

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The 5 Biggest Yard and Patio Staging Mistakes

By Amalie Drury, guest contributor Photo credit: Crate and Barrel A great outdoor space is at the top of many home buyers’ checklists. So even if your listing doesn’t include a large lawn or an over-the-top patio, it’s important to … Continue reading

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House Begins Flood Insurance Markup

On June 15, 2017, the House Financial Services Committee began consideration of a series of bills to reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Committee is expected to vote on these bills and then combine them into … Continue reading

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NAR Weighs-In on NFIP Bills

On Thursday, June 15, the House Financial Services Committee began marking up seven bills reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These bills would reauthorize the NFIP for five years, as well as make changes to the program and how … Continue reading

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