mortgages Archive

Chris Polychron on FHA MMI Fund, 2015 Priorities

Housingwire has a story on the Federal Housing Administration and the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund for single-family programs. According to the agency’s report, the financial health of the regulating agency improved dramatically but that it still has a way...
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November 18, 2014

Steve Brown Speaks at Housing Summit

This week, 2014 NAR President Steve Brown joined hundreds of private-sector experts, elected officials, scholars, and industry leaders gathered in Washington, DC to discuss and debate America’s housing policy....
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September 17, 2014

August Recess Isn’t Slowing Down NAR

NAR's Federal Political Coordinators are meeting with Congress in their home districts to discuss two major issues....
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August 25, 2014

Fix the Cap

By 2014 NAR President Steve Brown Because of NAR’s efforts and the REALTOR® Party‘s diligence, I am pleased to report that the United States House of Representatives passed the Mortgage Choice Act this past month. This bill would return...
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July 2, 2014

Progress on the 3% Cap

NAR President Steve Brown talks about a positive development on NAR’s concerns over how the 3% cap on points and fees in the qualified mortgage (QM) rule has been interpreted.  ...
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April 30, 2014

FHA Bounces Back

By 2014 NAR President Steve Brown Just as the winter snows melt, and spring begins to bloom, there are also signs of renewal for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The White House released its fiscal 2015 budget proposal last...
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March 10, 2014

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness: It’s All About Fairness

In his latest video, NAR President Steve Brown explains why NAR supports an extension on mortgage debt cancellation relief. Take a look. brightcove.createExperiences();...
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February 26, 2014

Let It Be

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas Last week I met with Ed DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. We had a very positive discussion in which I reiterated NAR’s position of opposing lower conforming loan limits...

Shortsighted on Short Sales

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas When it comes to rules and regulations, the National Association of REALTORS® must always be vigilant. We have heard your concerns about the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) proposal to prohibit “dual agency” in...
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September 30, 2013

Not Just a Voice in the Wilderness

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas REALTORS® are finally being heard, and it makes you want to jump and shout! Today President Obama delivered the message loud and clear—Home Ownership Matters! I’m pleased to say that our efforts to...
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August 7, 2013